MESSAGE FROM THE CO-CHAIRS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic we are more certain than ever of the vital role of strong public health systems in making our world safe for everyone, everywhere to live their lives to full potential, in good health and in balance with the planet.
COVID-19 has been the greatest global shock in decades. More than 5 million lives have been lost and more than 240 million cases have been reported to WHO, inflicting enormous pressure on health systems, livelihoods, economies and even democracies.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR PRINCE MAHIDOL AWARD CONFERENCE 2022
As the world faces a third year of the
COVID-19 pandemic, new waves and
variants are exacting a heavy toll, with
no end in sight.
Health systems are stretched to the limit, and poverty and inequalities are growing. Against this backdrop, conflicts continue to worsen, and climate change continues to wreak irreversible damage across humanity’s only home.
THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL MESSAGE FOR PRINCE MAHIDOL AWARD CONFERENCE 2022
I thank Thailand for hosting this event and for its leadership in global health.
We are entering the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inequitable access to vaccines and inconsistent use of public health measures are prolonging it and give the virus more room to spread and mutate. But as a global community, we face many other opportunities and challenges beyond the pandemic.
Pieter R. Cullis
The Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2022 (PMAC 2022) will organize field trips under the topic of “The World We Want: Actions Towards a Sustainable, Fairer and Healthier Society” in Phuket province, which is known as “the Pearl of the Andaman”. Before the crisis, Phuket used to be a dream destination of both Thai and overseas tourists for its spectacular scenery, world recognized magnificent beaches, eco adventure and typical culture. It is considered an important tourism city of Thailand.