Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Development in ASEAN Community

In the midst of increasing ASEAN economic integration, Member States have started looking for a tool to ensure sustainable development and add value to a policy-making process. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is one of these tools. In the latest InnovASEAN, guest blogger Dr. Nusaraporn Kessomboon of Khon Kaen University talks about HIA in ASEAN countries and the importance of HIA to the process of decision-making and the implementation of policies, programmes and projects.

Nusaraporn  Kessomboon, PhD, is Associate Professor at Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Social and Administrative Pharmacy Division, in Bangkok, Thailand.

InnovASEAN is a blog dedicated to the application of science, technology, and innovation to ASEAN’s challenges and opportunities.  It is maintained by the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, and moderated by Dr. Montira Pongsiri, the Mission’s Science Advisor.