Kannikar Kijtiwatchakul

Committee member

National Health Security Office


Kannikar Kijtiwatchakul is NGO representative in NHSO board committee. She has no medical background but journalism. Among NGO communities, she is a campaigner on Intellectual Property Right and Access to Medicine, Drug System Monitoring and Development Program, Chulalongkorn University and also an active member of FTA Watch, Thailand; a coalition that monitoring and campaigning on free trade negotiations that have severe socially effected. Recently, FTA Watch held a meeting called ‘Global and Regional Investment Policy: Implications on Thailand and ASEAN’ and produced an clip video explaining ISDS. In journalism, she writes a monthly column called Itchy World in Way Magazine. Besides, she hosts a radio newscast called ‘Chao Tan Lok’ (Morning World Review) on FM 96.5 MHz featuring reporting and commentaries on world news. Here she earns a reputation for her remarkable ability to make such difficult issues like global affairs, medicine patents in particular, immediately accessible to her audiences. She wrote several books and articles on access to medicine and intellectual property issue as “Drug Patent: Rich People’s Darling” (2005) and “The Right to Life” (2007). She is also a co-author of “Sustaining Access to Antiretroviral Therapy in Developing Countries: Lessons from Brazil and Thailand” published in AIDS 2007.

2 FEB, 2018 15:30-17-30 hrs. PS4.3 Community Systems: the Bedrock of Responses to EID and AMR