8th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science 2017
Name: Pairoj Saonuam, MD, PhD.
Position: Director, Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Section, Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)
Address: ThaiHealth Center, 99/8 Soi Ngamduplee,Thungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand, Tel: (662) 343 1500
Dr.Pairoj Saonuam is a medical doctor with Thai Board Certificate in Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology). Early in medical professional life, he had spent around 5 years in the community hospital in the northeast area of Thailand, where he perceived how people in the rural area control over their health or seek for health services. Giving the perfect breeding ground for practicing from the remote area, the daily practices encouraged and addressed more on the Disease Prevention and also the Health Promotion. This has enlightened him to enhance his expertise more by obtaining a PhD in Community Medicine at Chulalongkorn University in 2008. Since he started his career at Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHelath), he has experienced about 3 years in Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. Currently, he has been appointed the Director of Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Section with the main responsibility of promoting healthy food, physical activity, and healthy media. These three different plans require a strong linkage and productive strategies to seek for the collaboration and raise awareness through the social determinants or the boundaries beyond the health sectors lying under the problems. This also requires ThaiHealth’s key model “Tri-Power Strategy” to integrate 3 distinguished aspects to drive and solve health problems namely; Knowledge and Research, Policy and Law Enforcement, and Social Mobilization. Dr.Pairoj also devotes his time for academic development by giving the lecture as invited lecturer in many universities and giving consultation on Monitoring and Evaluation.