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SAFETY 2018 offers an exciting scientific program with 5 Plenary sessions, 10 State of Art sessions, over thousands of abstract presentations, remarkable social events and energizing field trips.

Merit Maker

13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
2nd November 2018, Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani Province


In Thailand, drowning is the number one cause of fatality among children under 15 years of age, and the fatality rate is much higher than those for other causes including infectious and noninfectious diseases.

MERIT MAKER is the Drowning Prevention Strategy of the Government of Thailand. It is delivered at a provincial level under the leadership and supervision of the Ministry of Health.

The strategy was expected to promote the implementation of all child prevention measures continually by multidisciplinary teams, through community participation and the use of local resources.

The Merit Maker strategy comprises 10 elements or key measures for child drowning prevention, i.e. policy, management, information, risky water setting management, child center operations, education, survival swimming training, CPR training, public communications, and research or monitoring/evaluation.

Key Facts

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:45 - 5:10 PM.

Location: Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani Province

Registration: Check-in at Nangyouan Meeting Room, 100 Island Resort & Spa on Friday, November 2, 2018 (8:30 - 8.45 AM) Upon registered participants will receive a:

  • T-Shirt
  • Cap/Hat
  • Souvenir
  • Name tag
  • Field Visit Program
  • Merit Maker Book
  • Fact Sheet

  • Complementary

  • Free Registration, But all participants require to buy air tickets to Surat Thani Province and booking accommodation by themselves
  • Free dinner will be provided for participants who arrived on Thursday, November 1, 2018 (Dinner Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM.)
  • Free transportation from Surat Thani airport to hotel (both arrival and departure) will be provided
  • Free transportation during the field trip will be provided
  • Free transportation to SEATRAN FERRY will be provided for participants who prefer spending a weekend at Koh Samui.
  • Minimum: 10 participants Maximum: 25 participants

    Contact Person

    1) Regarding accommodation, travel and field trip: safety2018meritmaker@gmail.com

    2) Regarding MERIT MAKER schedule and content: Suchada Gerdmongkolgan Bureau of Non-Communicable Disease, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand e-mail: jew_suchada@hotmail.com

    Additional Information

    Public Transportation

    Transportation services, including private taxi, shared minivan and bus transfers to Surat Thani city, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Krabi, Pang Nga and Phuket are available near the arrivals exit. For more detailed: www.suratthaniairport.com


    The weather in the months: Rainy Season The daily temperature in November: 24°C (75°F) - 31°C (88°F) For detailed climate information: www.tmd.go.th/en/province.php?id=66

    Medical Emergency:

    Please call Service Express (“0” from any room phone) or speak to the Manager on Duty at the front desk.

    Accommodation: Participants require booking accommodation by themselves.

    Hotel Check-In & Check-Out time:  Check-in time is 14:00H on the date of arrival. Check-out time is 12H on the date of departure.

    (1) Rice Farm Villa

    Website: http://www.ricefarmvilla.com

    19/6 Moo 3 By pass Road, Makhamtia, Muang Sub-District Suratthani Province,Thailand 84000

    Tel. +66(0) 7720 1150-8 Fax. +66(0) 7720 1159

    Note: Participant who prefer to stay at Rice Farm Villa need to check in at 100 Island Resort & Spa

    Booking: tippanya@hotmail.com,

    Note : Participant need to mention “Safety 2018” on booking to get a discount for accommodation.

    Room rate:

    (2) 100 Island Resort & Spa

    Website: http://www.100islandsresort.com

    19/6 Moo 3 By pass Road, Makhamtia,

    Muang Sub-District, Suratthani Province,

    Thailand 84000

    Tel. +66(0) 7720 1150-8 Fax. +66(0) 7720 1159

    Booking: tippanya@hotmail.com

    Note : Participant need to mention “Safety 2018” on

    booking to get a discount for accommodation.

    Room rate: 900 – 1,800 Baht

    Recommended things to See and Do in Surat Thani Province:


    There are plenty of things to do and things to see in and around Surat Thani Province, including:



    Koh Samui

    Thailand is known for its beautiful beaches, and Koh Samui is one of the reasons this is so. Being one of Thailand's most popular tourist destinations though, Samui's beaches are no longer as secluded as those of smaller islands. But never fear: some beautiful stretches of sand can still be found with a little help, some busy, some not so much https://www.travelfish.org/location/thailand/southern_thailand/surat_thani/ko_samui



    Koh Phangan

    Although best known for the monthly full moon parties, which attract thousands of travellers from all over the globe, there is a lot more to stunning Koh Pha Ngan than getting trashed and passing out in the powder-soft white sand. https://www.travelfish.org/location/thailand/southern_thailand/surat_thani/ko_pha_ngan

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