GROWTH Education Project Complements United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Bayer Thai Co., Ltd., in partnership with the Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand, launched “The GROWTH or Grow Together Healthier project” was launched. Self-care for 2,500 smallholder farmers in his 10 provinces in Thailand.
The GROWTH (Grow Together Healthier) project will run from August 2022 to December 2022 in the form of educational training sessions on reproductive health, family planning and professional self-care, providing participating smallholder farmers with an online consultation platform. Offers. with this program.
Mr. JinA Lee, Managing Director, Bayer Thai Co., Ltd “Bayer has a long tradition of commitment to science, society and the public good. As Bayer celebrates its 60th anniversary in Thailand this year, we support and improve the health and quality of life of our communities and contribute to solving social challenges. We launched the GROWTH project with the desired results of our contribution, which is part of our commitment to achieving Bayer’s vision of good health for all and hunger for no one.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made the importance of staying healthy more apparent than ever. The pandemic has also reduced access to health services, with many missing important routine checkups and family planning due to exposure to the virus and other reasons. This could pose a health threat to many people, especially those living in remote areas,” Gina said.
Bayer Thailand partners with PPAT, a non-profit pioneer in reproductive health family planning in Thailand, to drive GROWTH implementations to increase access to reproductive health care, family planning and self-care knowledge for smallholder farmers . This can address the root cause of the problem and have a lasting positive impact in terms of health and well-being.
Associate Prof. Luedech Gridwichai, Chairman of Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand (PPAT), “Education and knowledge are key to addressing the root causes of problems. Make informed decisions to prevent and ensure access to reproductive health services.”
“Our partnership in this project will help increase access to information on reproductive health, family planning and self-care, empowering smallholder farmers to make informed choices that improve their quality of life. We will give you the correct information.” Associate Professor Rudek.
Agriculture is one of the most important economic sectors in Thailand. Of the country’s total of 8.09 million farmers, 70% are facing problems, according to 2020 Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives data. The problem stems from a lack of proper knowledge about reproductive health, especially family planning and how to stay healthy, and lack of access to resources and health services. This is because farmers’ free time tends not to coincide with the working hours of local health facilities. In addition, Thai farmers have relatively low household incomes, with most focusing on making money rather than health, which directly affects their quality of life.
Under this project, ground-based education-based training sessions will be held with renowned obstetrics and gynecology specialists. Associate Professor Manopchai Tamcan Tho When Professor Emeritus Dr. Surasak Taneepanichskul Lectures will be given in 14 regions in 10 provinces in the central, northern and northeastern regions.
Participants will receive the key information they need to decide when it is the right time to have children, empowering women to make informed choices, plan for their family’s future, and improve their health. Learn how to take better care of yourself to maintain. PPAT also launched an online consultation platform for participating smallholder farmers to seek advice from reproductive health and family planning experts. Information is not only useful for participants, but also forwarded to family and friends. Communities will have access to better health care, resulting in a better quality of life.
“Sustainability is a core element of Bayer’s corporate strategy,” he added. Gina. “We are increasingly focused on enabling more people to access essential health care and nutritional resources. Through working with our partners, we contribute to solutions that drive positive social change.With our GROWTH or Growing Together Healthier project, we hope to make a significant contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We are advancing our commitment to making a difference in the lives of Thai farmers.”