On 22 February 2021, the Research Institute for Health Sciences by present “Northern Thailand Air
Quality Health Index” (NTAQHI), from a CMU-funded research study “Promoting community awareness
in health surveillance from air pollution by PM 2.5 sensors in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son
and Lamphun” with Prof. Khuanchai Supparatpinyo M.D. as a study consultant and Dr. Tippawan
Prapamontol as a study PI in a “Workshop on model sub-district on surveillance, risk communication
and knowledge provision to prevent and reduce health impact from haze” at Chiang Mai Grandview
Hotel. The conference was held by Health Promotion Center Region 1 Chiang Mai, with Dr. Danai
Thiwanda, Deputy Director of Department of Health. 120 attendees include staff from provincial
health offices, district health offices, community hospitals, sub-district health promoting hospitals,
local government authorities in 21 model sub-districts, including network partners in Health Region 1
covering 8 northern regions.
At the workshop, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sampan Singharajwarapan, Vice President of Chiang Mai University,
has also signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on academic coordination between Chiang Mai
University and Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health.
During 26-27 February 2021, Dr. Tippawan Prapamontol, Dr. Sawang Kawichai, Mr. Thirawat
Santijitpakdee and Mr. Kritsanachai Keawtid, Environament and Health Research Unit, Center for Non-
Infectious Diseases and Environmental Health Research, Research Institute for Health Sciences, Chiang
Mai University and Academic Center for Air Pollution in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai University have
presented Northern Thailand Air Quality Health Index (NTAQHI) via exhibition booth at Council of
University Presidents of Thailand Conference at Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai.