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The 6th Annual Course on School Health and Nutrition Programmes  in Asia


12 - 19 February 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Course Announcement

Rationale:

   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.  

 

Objectives:

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.

 

Course content: 
 

Lectures, discussions and field visits

  1. The global and regional SHN situation.
  2. The Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) Framework​
  3. Sharing of progress and challenges in SHN between participating countries.
  4. SHN services such as NCD control, WASH and school nutrition, health and disability screening, disaster prevention. 
  5. Moving beyond traditional SHN. Including topics such as oral health, eco-health and the Integrated school health approaches.
  6. The course  includes field visits to schools in both Bangkok and Kanchanaburi Province to observe SHN in practice.

 

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.   

 

Participants:

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)
 

Course Venue:

 This course will be held during 12 -19 February 2017 at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. 
 

Accommodation:
All participants are encouraged to stay at Abloom Exclusive Serviced Apartments, not exceed USD 57/room/night (single room or twin room) including breakfast, high speed Wi-Fi access, Swimming Pool, Fitness, Sauna, and Launderette Room.
Studio Room:                      approx   USD 47
1 Bedroom Deluxe:             approx   USD 56
**However, studio rooms are limited that will be given priority for only participants who confirm and pay for the course fees first**
The cost of accommodation is payable by participants or their sponsoring organizations before check – in and will be for 9 nights (11 – 19 February 2017).
For more information please visit this link: http://www.abloombangkok.com/ 
 
Course fee:
The course fee of USD 980 includes all lectures, training materials, lunches, refreshments and field site travel, meals and accommodation fee for 1 night at Kanchanaburi Province (exclude lunch on Fri 17th February). Participants are expected to identify national, institutional or corporate donors willing to cover their course fees as well as personal and travel expenses.  The course fee should be paid in advance (before 20 January 2017) directly to the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Please see payment details below.
 
Payment:
The course fee should be paid in US Dollars by bank transfer to:
Account Name: School Health Project 
Account Number: 254-211621-2 
Bank Name: The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, Hospital for Tropical Diseases Branch 
Bank Address:  420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, 10400 
Swift Code: SICOTHBK 
 
Deadline for application: 13 January 2017  

 

Course Directors:

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)

 

Course Coordinators:

Mr.Peerawat Maipanich

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

E-mail: tmirunit@mahidol.ac.th

 

 

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