Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thai Health Service Award

Thai Health Service Award

Thai Health Service Award

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - China's public health minister and a prominent British doctor

on Jan. 20 received a prestigious Thai award during an audience with King Bhumibol

Adulyadej at the Chitrlada palace.

Minister Chen Minzhang and Sir Richard Doll received the Prince Mahidol award for

distinguished contributions to public health.

Winners of the annual awards of U.S. $100,000 each are chosen by a 10-member international

committee that includes three Nobel Laureates. Princess Sirinthorn, daughter of the

King, is president of the award foundation.

Both award winners gave speeches in Bangkok on Jan. 22 on the ill effects of smoking.

Chen, 61, has been minister of health since 1987. Last year, the U.N. World Health

Organization honored him for outstanding contributions to developing China's health

services.

Doll, 80 years old, has received numerous international awards. He taught at Oxford

University in the United Kingdom and directed a unit of the imperial cancer research

fund.

MOST VIEWED

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release