AIHD held the 39th Founding Anniversary Celebration
On 4 July 2022, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D.; Director of ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University, together with Prof. Apichart Chittacharoen, M.D.; Deputy Director for Organization Development and Special Affairs, Asst. Prof. Dr. Supaporn Songpracha; Deputy Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Naruemol Chantharacherd; Acting Deputy Director for Administrative Affairs, Asst. Prof. Dr. Mayuree Yotawut; Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Vo Man Thi Hue; Assistant Director for International Affairs, lecturers, staff, and students joined the 39th anniversary celebration of the establishment of AIHD with the commemoration of Prof. Emeritus Dr. Natth Bhamarapravati, M.D.; the founder of AIHD. Moreover, they made merit by offering lent candles and food to monks.
There were many honored guests from Mahidol University at this event. The honored guests included Asst. Prof. Dr. Wilasinee Suwanjang; Deputy Dean for Well-being Development Budgeting, and Finance from the Faculty of Medical Technology, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wutthinant Kantatian from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Asst. Prof. Watcharee Ketpichainarong; Deputy Director for Research and Innovation from the Institute for Innovative Learning, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Watcharapol Wiboolyasarin; Deputy Director for Corporate Communications and Academic Services from the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, and Dr. Aung Win Tun; Assistant Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Graduate Studies.
AIHD joined the 13th IGSCPP
On 8 July 2022, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D.; Director of ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aree Jampaklay, Director of Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, and Prof. Dr. Sathirakorn Pongpanich, Dean of College of Public Health Sciences (CPHS), Chulalongkorn University joined The 13th International Graduate Students Conference on Population and Public Health Sciences (IGSCPP) via Zoom Meeting and onsite at College of Public Health Sciences (CPHS), Chulalongkorn University.
During this conference, Dr. Nalinee Nakittipha Chuakhamfoo; AIHD lecturer received the Outstanding Oral Presentation prize for “Referral Patterns of Intermediate Care in Thailand”, Dr. Vo Man Thi Hue; AIHD lecturer received Outstanding Oral Presentation prize for “Loneliness in Later Life and its Association with Physical and Mental Health: Findings from a Vietnam Aging Community Survey”, Miss S M Taslima Yasmin; MPHM student received Outstanding Poster Presentation for “A Study of Perceived stress and anxiety among Adolescents Living in Slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh in the Times of Pandemic”, Mrs. Celyn; MPHM student received Outstanding Poster Presentation for “Relationship of Sense of Ownership and Trust to Community Health Worker Program, Karenni State, Myanmar: A Cross-Sectional Study” and Aye Kyawt Khine; MPHM student received Outstanding Oral Presentation prize for “Perception on Proper Used Face Masks Disposal in the COVID-19 Era among Nakhon Pathom Province Residents of Thailand”. The conference aimed to provide graduate students with opportunities to develop their academic presentation skills, provide a platform for them to present their academic papers and research work, expand participants’ academic network, and promote academic cooperation among the participants and the organizers.
AIHD co-hosts SHAPE International Symposium 2022 with SHAPE Executives
On 6 July 2022, Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Ph.D.; Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Communication, on behalf of the President of Mahidol University was honored to give a speech at the opening session of the SHAPE International Symposium 2022 entitled “Shaping the healthcare workforce to meet the challenges we face in the Asia Pacific – what does this mean for health service educators, researchers and managers? via online meeting platform. Following the speech of Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thawornchai Limjindaporn, Deputy Dean of Postgraduate Education, on behalf of Dean of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University was invited to give a lecture entitled “Challenging for facing higher education in Asia Pacific”. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thawornchai Limjindaporn addressed human capital and capacity building as the biggest challenges encountered in higher education, and presented ways to move forward by showing some perspectives from Mahidol University.
From AIHD physical site, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D.; Director of ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University together with Dr. Vo Thi Hue Man; Assistant Director for International Affairs and organizing team attended as in-person participants. Furthermore, Prof. Apichart Chittacharoen, M.D.; Deputy Director for Organization Development and Special Affair, Asst. Prof. Dr. Mayuree Yotawut; Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, and AIHD students joined the sessions via online platform.
The SHAPE Symposium 2022 is an annual event organized by The Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE) and this year 2022 marks the first-time the event is co-hosted by ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University, Thailand. The symposium was carried out over three days and was designed to accommodate a hybrid mode linking two physical locations – AIHD, Mahidol University, Thailand and Townsville, Australia, together and enabling online participation at the same time.
The SHAPE Symposium 2022 explores the challenges and opportunities currently faced by our healthcare workforce, and the implications for health service educators, researchers and health service managers. This was a great opportunity for health management academics, research students and professionals with an interest in education and workforce development to explore issues and establish networks of academics with similar research interests; serve as a platform for academics and higher degree students to discuss their research ideas, plans and methodologies and explore current and new research and curriculum directions in a supportive environment.
Moreover, On 7 July 2022, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D.; Director of ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University and Dr. Vo Thi Hue Man; Assistant Director for International Affairs attended the SHAPE International Symposium 2022 Day 2. On the second day of the symposium, a brief session for AIHD’s 39th anniversary event was included in the symposium agenda. On this occasion, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D expressed great appreciation to Dr. Zhangming Liang, SHAPE President and all members of the SHAPE Executive Committee for making this annual event possible. In the speech, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit also highlighted the major vision of AIHD as assigned by the Mahidol University Council to be a world-class academic institute in Global Health, Health Policy and Development in Primary Health Care; and expressed his gratefulness for everyone who contributed to the development of AIHD throughout 39 years of operating. Some Master’s and Ph.D. students of AIHD also attended the symposium via the online meeting platform and learned from the fruitful discussion with the presenters.
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AIHD attended the 54th Annual Convention
On 8 June 2022 at 2:00 PM Thailand time, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D., Director of the ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University was invited to be one of the plenary speakers for DAY 2 for the session on “Universal Health Care and Primary Health Care: Bridging Teaching and Practice – A Thai ASEAN Perspective.”, which was a part of the 54th Annual Convention with the theme “Reimagining the Future of Philippine Medical Education: Preparing Graduates to Address Global and Local Health Priorities in the Post-COVID World.” This event was hosted by the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges (APMC). The convention was conducted virtually with the St. Luke’s Medical Center, College of Medicine William H. Quasha Memorial from Quezon City as the host school.
The session’s objective was to prepare graduates to address global and local health priorities in the post-pandemic world by sharing knowledge and experience from Thailand’s Universal Health Care and Primary Health Care system in coping with many challenges posed by the pandemic. The topics discussed in the plenary session also included: “Health System Perspective: UHC and Primary Health Care by” Dr. Beverly Lorraine C. Ho, the concurrent Director IV for the Health Promotion Bureau and Disease Prevention and Control Bureau at the Department of Health, Philippines, and “Patient Perspective: UHC and Primary Health Care” by Ms. Maria Fatima Garcia-Lorenzo, the President of the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organization.
AIHD welcomed lecturers and students from the University of Wisconsin and Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University; and lectured on "ASEAN Institute for Health Development and AUN-Health Promotion Network."
On May 18, 2022, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D., Director of the ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University and Executive Director of the ASEAN University Network for Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN); Prof. Apichart Chittacharoen, M.D., Deputy Director for Organization Development and Special Affairs; Dr. Vo Hue Man, Assistant Director for International Affairs, and Dr. Nalinee Nakittipha Chuakhamfoo warmly welcomed lecturers and students from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA and Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University to AIHD. The welcome ceremony was held at Krasae Chanawongse Meeting Room, ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University
Additionally, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D. gave a lecture entitled “ASEAN Institute for Health Development and AUN-HPN”, which was about the development, missions, and training activities of the ASEAN Institute for Health Development; and the health-promoting activities of the AUN-HPN. This lecture provided the participants with insights for understanding health promotion in the higher education environment, prioritized health issues during and post COVID-19 pandemic, and criteria for universities to achieve “healthy university” status.
AIHD welcomed researchers from Japan
On 2 May 2022, Asst. Prof. Dr. Mayuree Yotawut; Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, ASEAN Institute for Health Development #AIHD, Mahidol University welcomed Prof. Shinichi Ishizuka, Faculty of Law, Ryukoku University, Japan and his research team. They are involved in the project with the title “Drug Policy, Law, and Enforcement in the justice system: A trans-national comparison between Thailand and Japan”. The research team included Prof. Yasuhiro Maruyama, Faculty of Law, Rissho University Takeshi Kato, ATA-net Research Center, Ryukoku University, Midori Yoshida, Institute of Comparative Law, Chuo University, and Funakoshi Mika, Center for Criminology, Ryukoku University. In this regard, Asst. Prof. Bang-On Thepthien; AIHD lecturer was the head of this project.
AIHD held International Public Speaking
On 19 May 2022, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phudit Tejativaddhana, M.D., Director of the ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD), Mahidol University was honored to preside over the International Publication Speaking session titled Postpartum women’s experience during COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand, Brazil, Taiwan, South Korea and the United Kingdom via online Zoom Meeting. This event was supported by Mahidol University – Global Partnering Initiative Grant, with the aim to promote AIHD’s excellent research and teaching activities and create a forum for sharing knowledge and learning best practices and experiences.
The five titles on this event were
- Impact of COVID-19 on postnatal women in Thailand by Asst. Prof. Dr. Seo Ah Hong from ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Thailand
- Impact of COVID-19 on breastfeeding among postpartum women in five countries by Prof. Dr. Li-Yin Chien from Institute of Community Health Care, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
- Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on postpartum depression among postpartum women in five countries by Asst. Prof. Dr. Kelly Pereira Coca from Women’s Nursing Health Department, School of Nursing, Universidade Federal de São Paulo: UNIFESP, Brazil
- Factors affecting COVID-19 vaccination in postpartum women in five countries by Asst. Prof. Dr. Eun Young Lee from Department of Nursing, Catholic Kkottongnae University, South Korea
- COVID-19 related knowledge, attitudes, and practice among postnatal woman in five countries by Dr. Yan-Shing Chang from Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London, the United Kingdom.
During the event, speakers and participants discussed and shared knowledge about various important topics related to the postpartum care of mothers in five countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 34 participants joined the event.
AIHD held orientation ceremony 2022
AIHD held MPHM Closing Ceremony batch 36
Asst. Prof. Dr. Orapin Laosee
was appointed as Associate Professor (Public Health)
Dr. Nalinee Nakittipha Chuakhamfoo
Outstanding Oral Presentation Referral Patterns of Intermediate Care in Thailand The 13th IGSCPP
Dr. Vo Man Thi Hue
Oral Presentation Loneliness in Later Life and its Association with Physical and Mental Health: Findings from a Vietnam Aging Community Survey The 13th IGSCPP
Miss S M Taslima Yasmin
Outstanding Poster Presentation A Study of Perceived stress and anxiety among Adolescents Living in Slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh in the Times of Pandemic The 13th IGSCPP
Outstanding Poster Presentation
Relationship of Sense of Ownership and Trust to Community Health Worker Program, Karenni State, Myanmar: A Cross-Sectional Study
Outstanding Award for Academic Year 2021 – 2022 Master of Primary Health Care Management ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University
Aye Kyawt Khine
Outstanding Oral Presentation Perception on Proper Used Face Masks Disposal in the COVID-19 Era among Nakhon Pathom Province Residents of Thailand The 13th IGSCPP
Up to July 2022, ASEAN Institute for Health Development has 21 international publications which were classified into six major areas: active aging, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mental health, injuries, public health functions in primary health care, and people empowerment for primary health care. Output with the highest proportion is in active aging (35%) following by NCDs and mental health in equal proportion (25% each).
Figure 1. Percentage of research output classified by research areas
AUN – HPN
One of the ASEAN University Network’s theme networks, ASEAN University Network-Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN), strives to advance the role of the university as a pioneer in improving health for the community. Since the network’s founding in 2014, Mahidol University has served as its secretariat. There are currently 30 core members and 8 associate members, all of them are universities from within and outside the ASEAN region. In 2018, ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD) was assigned as the Secretariat of AUN-HPN.
Through its processes for assessment, monitoring, and evaluation of a healthy university, AUN-HPN launched the Healthy University Framework (HUF) in 2017 as an initiative tool for ASEAN universities to translate the Whole University Approach toward health promotion. This framework demonstrates the new initiative of the AUN-HPN in establishing the Healthy Rating University System (HURS), an online tool converted from HUF to be used by universities for monitoring their self-evaluation of the implementation of the healthy university’s process toward sustainability and well-being. By 2022, HURS had undergone an upgrade to its second version and is now prepared to accept responses from all of the network’s universities.
World No Tobacco Day 2022
The tobacco industry’s negative impact on the environment is extensive and expanding, inflicting added burden on our planet’s already limited resources and vulnerable ecosystems
World Hepatitis Day 2022
Every year on July 28, World Hepatitis Day is observed to raise public awareness of viral hepatitis, which causes inflammation of the liver and can result in serious illness and liver cancer.
World Breastfeeding Week 2022
World Breastfeeding Week’s theme this year is ‘Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support.’ This issue attempts to raise breastfeeding awareness by lobbying organizations and governments to develop breastfeeding protections.
Up Coming Event
5-7 August 2022
As findings from COVID-19 related impact on health and the public started to emerge from several projects of AIHD, we will bring you updates on those results and their implication that can contribute to more effective disease prevention and control measures for the potential outbreak in the future