In past decades, there have been many attempts to develop and improve policy implementation for school health and nutrition (SHN) programmes in Asia. Although SHN has been constantly on the agenda in Asia, there are still many challenges to address.
In response to the SHN needs in Asia, a new training course was proposed to build up on current capacity initiatives and practical support for those in the frontline of delivery of SHN programmes. The partnership of the expertise of the Asian Centre of International Parasite Control (ACIPAC) at Mahidol University’s Faculty of Tropical Medicine in parasitic disease control, the research experience of the Japan Consortium for Global School Health Research (JC-GSHR) and the programmatic experience in SHN of the Partnership for Child Development (PCD) Imperial College London, provides a strong platform for these activities.
To keep pace with successful 1st to 5th SHN workshop and training courses held by the partners in Asia from 2012-2015 the 6th training course on SHN programmes in Asia will take place during 12-19 February 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. This year’s course aims to highlight health and nutrition management in schools and the importance of SHN policy, skills based health education, school-based health services and a safe school environment. It also looks to develop the capacity of human resources and staff training with regard to SHN activities. Beside this, there is opportunity for all participants to exchange and share experiences and best practices on SHN with each other. We also brainstorm to solve serious problems and develop practical action plans in order to effectively apply best practice in the region.
1. To strengthen global, regional, national and local partnerships in the SHN community.
2. To provide evidence-based teaching that will improve SHN knowledge in the Southeast Asian region and beyond.
3. To strengthen capacity, at the national and regional level, of both health and education sectors to support all SHN components.
Organization of the course:
The course comprises general lectures, discussions, presentations and field experience. The course will be conducted entirely in English.
Lectures, discussions and field visits
Group Discussion and Participants Presentation:
There will be an opportunity for participants to exchange information, debate and learn from those engaged in SHN programme policy and implementation.
Approximately 35-45 SHN related officers and staff from regional governments and non-governmental organizations are expected to attend (40 participants from 15 countries attended the course in December 2015)
This course will be held during 12 -19 February 2017 at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Assoc. Prof. Jitra Waikagul, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, ACIPAC
Ms. Jane Lillywhite, Managing Director, Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College London
Prof. Jun Kobayashi, Chair, Japan Consortium for Global School Health Research (JC-GSHR)
Head, Office of International Cooperation and Networking
Ms. Siriprang Chotchaimongkol
Office of International Cooperation and Networking
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, 420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel : +66 (0) 2306-9118 Fax : +66 (0) 2354-9141