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The Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University collaborating with Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) will organize the 51st APACPH conference 2019 under the theme “SDGs in Reality”

The 7th AHLA conference with the main theme Health Literacy in Smart Universal Healthcare, to be held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 10th-12th November 2019

 In 2018, the 10th GMS-ICPH is themed “Health Equity and Response of Crisis.”

The organizing committee of the 6th AHLA conference is pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th International Health Literacy Conference: A Health Literate Asia and Beyond, to be held in Taichung, Taiwan, October 25th-27th, 2018

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The Training Course “Public Health Workforce (Community Level) in Tuberculosis Prevention and Control”


The Government of Japan and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand had cooperatedto organize the training programs and workshop on “Strengthening Capacity for Effective Implementation of the National Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control Programs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) countries” under JICA’s Third Country Training Program, from 13-26/5/2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. TheASEAN Institute for Health Development(AIHD), Mahidol University andtheBureau of Tuberculosis, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailandwere the main organizers of the course. Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) arethe financial sponsors.The participants came from Cambodia (5), Laos PDR (7), Myanmar (10), Vietnam (2), Thailand (4) and three observers from Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar who were post-graduate students in Public Health at Mahidol University. 


Prof. Dr. Supa Pengpid, Director of the ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD) - delivering the opening speech for the training course


Group photo at the opening ceremony of the course 


The course covered a wide range of knowledge about TB prevention and control as public workforce including the following topics: from global stop TB strategy to national tuberculosis program (NTP), then to community activities; Thailand strategies for TB control; what news on TB prevention, treatment and care; TB cross-border management; TB and human resource (HR) capacity building; TB case management; sharing success story CLMVs context in different KAPs; roles and responsibilities of the community TB team; urban TB tertiary care center and national facilities; community assessment and situational analysis; TB management at provincial level to district level; community strategy planning of TB at community level; monitoring and evaluation of TB at community level. Training was with the theoretical lecturers, fruitful discussions, and team/group work assignment. After some lectures, field visit was organized to many hospitals as exploring Thailand TB Program and health system. 


Through the course, participants were able to: share the current situation, experiences, successes and challenges, strengthen and develop community level TB prevention and control in Thailand and CLMV countries; develop their existing knowledge and capacity in effective health education, case findings, and DOTS program with updated concepts, information and techniques; build up their capacity and skills in project cycle management in health (TB program), and to develop a TB prevention and control plan; design and conduct monitoring and evaluation of interventions at primary health care level; develop a plan for training and conduct training to share back in respective countries for primary health; care workforce in TB prevention and control; and increase knowledge and skills in community participation, empowerment and social mobilization.


At the end of the training, participants actively presented and shared the community implementation plan for reducing the TB burden in their country.


Participants visited Banrai Health Promotion Hospital, Bann Rai Sub district


All of the attendees were given a certificate for attending the training course


Some other activities of the course:


Participants from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand displayed their national and cultural things and souvenirs at the International night


Mr. Truong Quy Quoc Bao (Institute for Community Health Research) and Ms. Tran Thi Mai Lien (Faculty of Public Health) from Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy were the representatives of Vietnam to participate in this course.


Participants visited migrant childern’s center in Samusakhon province, Thailand


A fruitful discussion in Samusakhon Hospital


Wrap up discussion after each section 


ICHR - 06/2018