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Prof. Dr. Krasae Chanawongse

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Medical Doctor, Prof. Krasae Chanawongse has made a long and distinguished political career. He was elected as a Member of the Parliament from Bangkok and Khon Kaen Province for five times. He has served as a member of the Cabinet of previous governments in Thailand as Minister of Public Health, Minister of Higher Education, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office. He was appointed as Advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand.

Dr. Krasae has worked tirelessly to improve the rural communities' access to public health service in Thailand. He has more than fifteen years of experience of working in rural health care in his hometown in Muang Phon, Khon Kaen Province. For his effort and dedication, he was awarded the prestige Ramon Magsaysay Award in community leadership in 1973.

Dr. Krasae has been involved with various international organizations working to improve the livelihood of local communities in Asia. He has also contributed greatly to the advancement of higher education in Thailand.