:: Rationale
:: Objective
:: Organization
:: Course content
:: Group Discussion and Participants Presentation
:: Participants
:: Course Venue
:: Accommodation
:: Course fee
:: Payment
:: Course Directors
:: Course Coordinator
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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 and 2nd SHN workshop and training courses held by the partners in Asia 2012-2013, the 3rd training course on SHN programmes in Asia will take place during 2-10 December 2013 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.

The course will be followed by the first Asian School Health Symposium “Beyond Deworming” during Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM) conference on 11 December 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Objective:
  To strengthen global, regional, national and local partnerships in the SHN community.
  To provide evidence-based teaching that will improve SHN knowledge in the Southeast Asian region and beyond.
  To strengthen capacity, at the national and regional level, of both health and education sectors to support all SHN components as well as to prepare and settle Bangkok declaration on School Health and Nutrition
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 school health & nutrition situation.
  2. Lecture and discussions on the Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) Framework:
   - Pillar 1: SHN Policy.
   - Pillar 2: Safe and sanitary school environment.
   - Pillar 3: Skill based health education.
   - Pillar 4: School based health services.
  3. Workshop on gap analysis for promoting skill based health education in the school.
  4. Introduce to eco-health education for sustainable development.
  5. Capacity building and regional networking activities for SHN.
  6. Visit primary schools in both urban and rural areas to observe SHN activities and to discuss challenging issues on SHN.
  7. Brainstorm and preparation of Bangkok declaration on SHN
  8. Participants will complete the course by presenting their country SHN Action Plan based on the week’s learning and discussions.
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.  The first Asian School Health Symposium “Beyond Deworming” during JITMM conference will bring together school health professionals and policy makers to issue an international declaration, highlighting key issues for the future of school health in the region.  All participants are invited to attend.
Participants:
Approximately 35-40 SHN related officers and staff from regional governments and non-governmental organisations are expected to attend (40 participants from 12 countries attended the course in February 2013).
Course Venue:
This course will be held during 2-10 December 2013 at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University and will be followed by the Asian School Health Symposium: “Beyond Deworming” which will be held on 11 December 2013 at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, Bangkok, Thailand (www.JITMM.com).
Accommodation:
All participants are encouraged to stay at the Royal View Resort hotel, USD 48 /room/night (single room) and USD 60/room/night (twin room), including breakfast and high speed Wi-Fi access.  Social events and receptions will be held at the hotel during the training course. The cost of accommodation is payable by participants or their sponsoring organizations and will be for 9 nights.
Course fee:
The course fee of USD 1,000 includes all lectures, JITMM registration fee, training materials, lunches, refreshments, field site travel and one night accommodation. 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 November 2013) 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: International Relations Unit
Account Number: 254-203069-4
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
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 Coordinator:
  Mr.Peerawat Maipanich
Acting Head, Office of International Cooperation
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@diamond.mahidol.ac.th

Mr Cai Heath
Partnership for Child Development (PCD)
Dept. of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London
W2 1PG, London, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 3255  
Email: c.heath@imperial.ac.uk
 
 
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