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November 2015









Name             :     Prakit Vathesatogkit, M.D.

Nationality   :     Thai

Age                :     71

Born              :     March 28, 1944

Address         :     Action on Smoking and Health Foundation
36/2 Padipat Soi 10, Padipat Road
Samsennai, Phayathai
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: (662)278-1828 Mobile: (661)822-9799
Fax: (662)278-1830

Email: [email protected]  /

Education     :     -M.D. Chulalongkorn University 1969

-Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine,  New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, 1973

-Certificate: Fellowship in Pulmonary Disease, Manhattan VA Hospital New York, USA 1973-1975

-Diploma of the National Defense College, Ministry of Defense 1996-1997

Current Position

  • Executive Secretary, Action on Smoking and Health Foundation
  • Advisor to the The Minister of Health, Royal Thai Government.
  • Member, National Committee for the Control of Tobacco Use,MOH
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Implementation of Article 5.3 FCTC
  • Advisor, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health
  • Advisor, Thailand Health Promotion Foundation
  • Chair, Thai NCD Net
  • Advisor, The International Network for Health Promotion Foundation (INHPF), October 2011-September 2013

Past Position

1.Chairman, Committee for the Setting up of Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the Ministry of Finance 1997-2001

2. Deputy Board Director Thai Health Promotion Foundation (Thai Health) 2001- 2004

3. Elected Senator of Bangkok, Thailand, April-September 2006

4. Chairman, Committee for the Preparation of Thailand Authority COP III Meeting, Ministry of Public Health

5. Member, National Committee on the Control of Tobacco Use, Ministry of Public Health 1989-2013

6. Professor and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University 1998-2004

7. Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital Medical School, Mahidol University 1987-1995

8. Executive Committee: Asia Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco (APACT) 1989-1993

9. Representative of Ministry of Public Health in the negotiation with the United States Trade Representative on the issue an conditions

of US cigarette import to Thailand under section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act of USA,

And The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1989-1990

10. Member, Committee on National Drug Policy, Ministry of Public Health 1992-1995

11. Member, Thai Medical Council 1998-2004

12. Expert Advisory Panel on Tobacco or Health, WHO 1996-2002.

13. Member, National Committee of Public Relation, The Prime Minister’s Office since 1998

14. Member, National Committee on Alcohol Control, Ministry of Public Health 2003-2007

15. Adviser: Standing Committee on Health, National Legislative Assembly 2007-2008

16. Deputy Chairman, Subcommittee on the Deliberation of Alcohol Control Bill, Nation Legislative Assembly 2007

Membership and Fellowship

1970               –        Member of the Thai Medical Association

–        Member of the Thai Medical Council

1975               –        Member of the American Thoracic Society

1975               –        Member of the Thai Thoracic Society

1976               –        Member of the Antituberculosis Association of Thailand

1979               –        Fellow of the American College of Chest Physician

1983               –        Founder of the Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand

1993               –        Member of the Oncology Association of Thailand

2001               –        Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Decorations:       1.      Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand 1989

2.      The Royal Cypher Medals 1991

3.      Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant 1992

4.      Knight Grand Cordon of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand 1995


1.      Recipient of WHO’s Tobacco or Health Medal, 1992

2.      APACT Presidential Award: Out Standing Service to theAnti-Smoking Cause in Asia, 1989-1990

3.      Recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Inaugural. Luther L. Terry Awards for Exemplary Leadership in

Tobacco Control 2000

4.      Mahidol University-B. Braun Award 2001 for Medicine and Public Health of Thailand

for outstanding work in the field of Preventive and Rehabilitative Medicine

5.      The Most Outstanding Contribution to Promote a Smoke-free Society Award, The Sport Authority

of Thailand Ministry, attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, 1992

6.      The Most Outstanding Public Health Service Award, the School of Public Health

Alumni Association of Thailand, 1993.

                             7.      The Thai Association for International Understanding Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Services

                                      and FosteringInternational Relation through Tobacco Control, December 27, 2002

                             8.      Recipient of “Outstanding Person of the Year” 2008 on health promotion policy

                                      from Thai Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

                             9.      The Bloomberg Award for Global Tobacco Control 2009. In recognition of excellence

                                      in warning people about the danger of tobacco use through graphic pack warnings.

                            10.      The Ministry of Public Health, Royal Thai Government Award for

                                       “Outstanding Contribution to Thailand’s Public Health” on the occasion of the 90th anniversary

                                      of the establishment of the Ministry of Public Health

                            11.      The Mahidol Varanusorn Award 2012,

                            12.       National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand (NCSWT)

                            13.       Quality Person of the Year 2012 Award, Foundation of Science and Technology Council of Thailand ( FSTI)

                            14.       Honor Plague “For the Vietnamese people’s health” from Ministry of   Health, Vietnam April 23,2013.Hanoi

                            15.       Best Health Promotion Practices Award, The 21th IUHPE World Conference

                                        on Health 25 – 29 August 2013, Pattaya Thailand



  1. Vathesatogkit P. Tailoring Tobacco Control Efforts to the Country: The Example of Thailand. In “Tobacco Control Policy: Strategies, Successes and Setbacks”  deBeyer J and Brigden LW eds. Washington D.C.: World Bank, 2003: 54-79
  2. Vathesatogkit, P. 1990a. “Resisting the Tobacco Industry in Asia” Paper presented at the 15th International Cancer Conference, August 1990, Hamburg, Germany. International Union against Cancer
  3. Vathesatogkit, P., B. Hughes, and B. Pitthphakdee. 2000. “Thailand: Winning Battles, but the War’s Far from Over” Tobacco Control 9 (2): 122-27. Available at
  4. Vathesatogkit, P. 1990b. “Tobacco and Trade Sanctions: The Next Victim after Thailand” In Tobacco and Health 1990: “The Global War” Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on “Tobacco or Health” April 1990, Perth, Australia. Geneva: World Health Organization
  5.  Vathesatogkit, P. 1997. “Tobacco Control in Thailand” Mahidol Journal 4 (2): 73-84
  6. Vathesatogkit, P. 2001. “Thai Tobacco Control: Development through Strategic Alliances” Development Bulletin 54 (April): 63—66
  7. Vathesatogkit, P. Tan Yen Lian, Ritthipakdee, B. Lessons Learn in Establishing a Health Promotion  Fund.  South East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance. September 2011
  8.  Vathesatogkit, P. Charoenca, N. Tobacco Control : Lessons Learn in Thailand. Indian Journal of Public Health 55(3) : 228-233 ; 2011
  9.  Vathesatogkit,P. Tan Yen Lain, Ritthipakdee,B. Health Promotion Fund: Sustainable Financing and Govermance. August, 2013
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