An ailing man struggles to navigate Thailand’s revered healthcare system — one that often fails to care for its neediest patients
Thailand has been widely applauded for its efforts in tackling the HIV epidemic but stigmatization remains a major challenge.
The Isaan Record04/05/2017
For twelve years Sai Lamek and Harat Suthanang have been helping people who lost their limbs to land mines be able to walk again. But the future of the two leg makers is uncertain.
The Isaan Record02/23/2017
Six years after the military crackdown on Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok, their relatives in the Northeast are stuck between a desire for closure and a will to continue the movement’s struggle.
The Isaan Record12/18/2016
In November villagers in Loei Province protested the renewal of a forest use license for the Phuthapfa gold mining site, operated by Tungkum Ltd (TKL). If the TAO grants the license, Tungkum Ltd will once again have all the licenses needed to restart operations in the gold mine.
The Isaan Record12/14/2016
Wearing the traditional student uniform of white shirt and black pants, Noom is the apparent epitome of a regular middle-class medical student from Isaan. But the future doctor is unusually critical of Thailand’s health care system and its “demi-gods in white.”
The Isaan Record12/12/2016
Recently released from Bangkok Remand Prison, Patiwat Saraiyaem laughs as he tells his story. Mixed with passion, fear, disappointment, and hope, he proudly speaks about his life as an actor, a prisoner, a monk, and a molam singing activist.
The Isaan Record12/08/2016
A small school in Nong Khai Province is setting an example in adhering to Thailand’s human rights obligations seeing its Lao pupils become student leaders. But hundreds of thousands of other migrant students are left unschooled.
The Isaan Record12/06/2016
Tobacco farmers in Nong Khai province fear that the new Tobacco Product Control Act might ban them from growing the crop.