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The 7th Annual Course on School Health and Nutrition Programmes in Asia



The 7th Annual Course on School Health and Nutrition Programmes in Asia 

11 - 17 February 2018, Bangkok, Thailand






Course Announcement


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 6th SHN workshop and training courses held by the partners in Asia from 2012-2017 the 7th training course on SHN programmes in Asia will take place during 11-17 February 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The 2018 SHN Training Course will be focusing on Early Childhood Development and adolescent health. The 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.


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, and adolescent health.
  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 Nakornpathom 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.  




Approximately 35-45 SHN related officers and staff from regional governments and non-governmental organizations are expected to attend (40 participants from 13 countries attended the course in February 2017)

Course Venue:

This course will be held during 11 -17 February 2018 at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. 

Including one day field visit at Nakornpathom Province.


All participants are encouraged to stay at Picnic Hotel, not exceed USD 55/room/night including breakfast, and high speed Wi-Fi access

Studio Room:                      Single   approx.   USD 42

                                           Twin     approx.   USD 45

Superior Room:                   Single   approx.   USD 48

                                           Twin     approx.    USD 54

The cost of accommodation is payable by participants or their sponsoring organizations while check – in and will be for 9 nights (10-18February 2017).

For more information please visit this link:


*remark USD 1 = 33.42 updated September 6, 2017


Course fee:

The course fee of 980 USD includes all lectures, training materials, lunches, refreshments and field site travel. 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 19 January 2018) directly to the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. Please see payment details below.





The course fee should be paid in US Dollars excluding a Bank's service charge, by bank transfer to:

      Account Name: Mahidol University
      Account Number: 016-300325-6
      Bank Name: The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, 
      Siriraj Hospital Branch
      Bank Address: 2, Wanglang Rd, Siriraj, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700 
      tel +662-2411-3066
     Swift Code: SICOTHBK


Deadline for application: 12 January 2018

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



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