The aging society is a concern in several countries including Thailand. The government is investing in capacity building for prevention and early diagnosis. The key prevention for infectious disease is vaccination. Recognizing the importance of vaccination as a key health and development factor, the proportion of the target population covered by all vaccines reflects the ability of a country's access to vaccines and its ability to deliver them with high and equitable coverage. Nowadays, it is estimated that, each year worldwide, vaccines prevent up to 2-3 million deaths.
Many vaccinations have now been developed to protect all ages of people, called life course immunization. This event will show the journey of vaccine technologies and the health and economic value of vaccination.
Mantana Tanprasert is the General Manager, Thailand and Myanmar at Sanofi Pasteur. Mantana obtained a Bachelors degree in political science, Public Finance from Chulalongkorn University, a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Ramkhamhaeng University and Master?s degree in public administration (Public Finance) 2nd class honored from National Institute of Development and Administration. Prior to Sanofi, she worked in United Technology Corporation, UTC (USA) Carrier, Otis Elevator, Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), Ministry of Justice and prior to her current position, she was Business Unit Director Diabetes and Cardiovascular - Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Brunei.
Dr. Charung Muangchana is the former director of the National Vaccine Institute, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, serving from 2007-2019. Currently, he is a medical advisor for BioNet Asia and officer of the Epidemiologist Network. He was also a member of WHO SEAR: National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (ITAG) and clinical expert and reviewer for vaccine licensing, Thai FDA. Charung obtained his Ph.D. (international Health: Disease prevention & control) from Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, MD,USA (Thai Scholarship), a Masters degree of public health from the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok and his M.D. from the faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok (Mahidol University Scholarship).
Achirawin Jirakamolchaisiri, M.D. is a Former Division Director of Medical Informatics, Medical Division at Bumrungrad Hospital, Thailand serving from 2018 – (Jan) 2021. Currently he is a Head of Strategic Business Unit Cardiology, Neurology and Endocrinology Service and Head of Pharmacy Department. However he also practice as a cardiologist in Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Bumrungrad Hospital, Thailand. Achirawin obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Faculty of Medicine with the second honor at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok in 2006. He certified Thai Board of Internal Medicine and Thai Sub-Board of Cardiology, Ramathibodi Hospital and Mahidol University, Bangkok.