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Public Health Development
ThaiBev recognizes the need to be socially responsible in various areas. Thus, ThaiBev continues to provide support and develop activities that are beneficial to public health to promote good health for people and community throughout the society. ThaiBev works cooperatively to promote sustainable community health and contribute to the UN SDGs.
Bhumirajanagarindra Kidney Institute Hospital (Kidney Institute)

Asia’s leading hospital for comprehensive kidney care and has been in operation since September 2012. The Kidney Institute provides a full range of healthcare services, including general screening for kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. The hospital also provides arteriovenous graft surgery and gallbladder surgery using a laparoscope for patients with cholecystitis who are awaiting a kidney transplant. The hospital is fully equipped with modern, cuttingedge equipment, including specialized medical teams and highly experienced nurses. Besides providing treatment to patients with kidney diseases, the Kidney Institute also provides general medicine treatment and conducts research on the prevention of chronic renal failure as well as providing knowledge to patients to better understand the symptoms, so they may have a better quality of life. The Kidney Institute also organizes a project to raise awareness on prevention, treatment, and health care tips for the public every three months. The project has been well received. In 2019, the Kidney Institute and the Thai Nephrology Nurses Society (TNNS) organized a conference titled

“Comprehensive Care in Hemodialysis Patients” for nephrology nurses. Currently, the Kidney Institute has successfully transplanted kidneys for 27 patients with donated kidneys, 13 of which received kidneys from living donors and 14 from deceased donors. These donations were coordinated by the Thai Red Cross, and the surgery results were successful in all cases, making the patients fully satisfied.

In addition, in 2019, the Kidney Institute signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on academic cooperation with Rajavithi Hospital, Department of Medical Services and the Chulabhorn Royal Academy to promote, support, co-develop and collaborate to improve medical and public health services, including conducting research, managing medical and public health studies in related disciplines, as well as developing and enhancing the capabilities of medical and public health personnel.

The Heart Foundation of Thailand under Royal Patronage
ThaiBev collaborates with the Heart Foundation of Thailand in Royal Patronage, the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), Ruam Pattana School, and the Partnership School Project to organize the “CPR Youth Volunteer - Skills Development Project.” CPR training courses are conducted in 15 secondary schools nationwide, with more than 1,300 students participating. In these courses, students are taught basic life support skills so that they are able to help family members and friends in case of a medical emergency. As part of the program, a manikin named Mr. Somchai was given to the schools to help students and school staff practice CPR.

In addition to training students, the project also supports basic life support training or CPR activities for ThaiBev employees with more than 300 employees participating.

Sant Inchuran
Director Chulamani Temple School (Chunhachanthana Prachasan)
“Thank you to Thai Beverage Public Company Limited for organizing activities to improve basic lifesaving skills for our students. These are important skills that everyone should practice, especially the youth because at this age, there are frequent drowning accidents due to swimming or flooding in the area. The youth may have the opportunity to try to save lives and increase the victim’s chance of survival. If no one is able to do CPR, there would be zero chance of survival during such events. They should know the basics and be able to help solve immediate problems.”
Community Health Clinic Project

In 2016, Grand Royal Group International Company Limited (GRG), a subsidiary of ThaiBev, opened a community health clinic in Hmawbi, Yangon, Myanmar, near the GRG’s factory. The goal is to improve the quality of life and health of communities in the surrounding areas. GRG sponsored the construction of the clinic as well as provided free medical treatment and care. Before building the clinic, GRG consulted with local communities, and collaborated with local experts to identify various health needs. The company also assessed people’s lifestyles in order to provide the best public health services and benefits to the community.

Since the health clinic was established, GRG has supported more than 100 million Kyats, approximately 20 million baht. It also has covered expenses for doctors, nurses, and medicines amounting to more than 18 million Kyats per year (approximately 360,000 baht). Currently, the clinic can treat more than 920 households, or 3,800 people from three villages in Hmawbi. It has treated more than 2,900 people with mild symptoms (such as flu and insect bites) and has reduced the risk of illness in the community by 70 percent.


U Than Zaw
Villager from The Kone, Hmawbi, Yangon, Myanmar
“I am really grateful that the GRG fulfilled our true needs. I would like to thank GRG for giving us a hospital where we don’t have to pay expensive medical fees. This is essential for the community. There is no medical facility in our village to treat minor illnesses such as flu, cough, typhoid fever, or more serious illness. In the event of an emergency or major surgery, we can receive pretreatment in order to avoid a critical situation. This clinic is beneficial to the communities in this city very much. I sincerely thank GRG.”
Public Health Projects

On the occasion of its15th anniversary, ThaiBev donated 15 million baht to the “Kao Khon La Kao” charity run project to raise funds for medical equipment for the Navamindrapobitr 84th Anniversary Building, the last building of Siriraj Hospital that His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great graciously granted the name. One million baht was donated to the Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer Foundation Under Royal Patronage.

Three million baht was donated to the Princess Chulabhorn International Oncology Conference 2019.

One million baht was donated to the Siriraj Foundation, Siriraj Hospital, “Precision Medicine Fund for Cancer,” which supports cancer research and the search for more precise treatments for cancer.
Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing
ThaiBev jointly supported various activities under the Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing, a higher education institution in nursing providing courses on nursing and nursing assistants under the auspices of the Thai Red Cross. The activities included granting 100,000 baht to the Institute to support the construction of a school building and dormitory of the former Thai Red Cross College of Nursing. ThaiBev also sent a representative to join the financial committee meetings on a monthly basis.
Chang Clinical Medicine

The establishment of this project was inspired by the determination of Khun Charoen and Khunying Wanna Sirivadhanabhakdi, who said that “Thai people can support each other”, to help and be a part of the promotion of health-related quality of life for members of communities around the factories in Kamphaeng Phet province and nearby provinces. In addition to providing medical services, the project also has a mobile medical unit to assist and provide free treatment and care for people in nearby areas on an ongoing basis every year.

Moving Forward
ThaiBev continues to carry out various public health activities for the community and society, with the belief that good physical and mental health will significantly contribute to the development of sustainable communities and the country.

In 2019, ThaiBev and its subsidiaries supported public health projects totaling more than
35 million baht

More than
920 households, or
3,800 people
attended the community health clinic in Myanmar for treatment.
Reduced the risk of illness in the community by 70%

Bhumirajanagarindra Kidney Institute Hospital
successfully transplanted kidneys for
27 patients

13 patients
received kidneys from living donor

14 patients
received kidneys from deceased donors

Basic life support training for students in
15 partnership
secondary schools nationwide

The project provided basic life support knowledge to
1,300 people

300 ThaiBev employees
attended basic life support training (CPR) in order to be able to help others in case of emergency.

and a total of
150 manikins
were donated
10 per school
for students and staff to later review their skills and knowledge.