[Registration Closed] Invitation to the 2020 Global Health Education Program (G-HEP)
date : 12/16/2019
Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) is pleased to announce the 2020 Global Health Education Program (G-HEP) entitled “Health and Innovation Associated with Migration and Movement,” co-organized by HGPI, the Faculty of Public Health of Mahidol University and Kanagawa University of Human Services, School of Health Innovation.
※Registration has closed.
This fiscal year, with students from around the world studying at the Mahidol University in Thailand, we will visit healthcare facilities, community health centers, and other such institutions in the Chanthaburi Province and Chonburi Province near the Thai-Cambodia border. There, we will identify and assess the health issues unique to each region associated with migration and the movement of people across borders. We will explore the themes of migrant health, travel medicine, and border health and innovation in order to jointly develop solutions using technological and social innovation. Participants will also share knowledge and deepen mutual understanding of medical policies and issues in Thailand, Japan, and other countries of origin.
This program will enable participants to acquire knowledge of public health and problem-solving methods, as well as develop human resources that can solve problems in global health by building trust and creating a cross-sectoral human resource network. By deepening understanding among participants, we aim to provide a formative experience that will build motivation for planning their future career.
All interested parties are encouraged to apply! Applications are open for both students and working adults.
If you would like to participate, please fill out this application form and submit it by 23:59 on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Seven days from Sunday, February 2, 2020 to Sunday, February 8, 2020. One day will be spent in Bangkok, one day will be spent in Chanthaburi Province, and five days will be spent in Chonburi Province.
Bangkok: Mahidol University
Chanthaburi Province and Chonburi Province: Healthcare facilities, community health centers, and other related facilities
- Lectures from global health experts
- Field work in Thailand
- Group work projects with participants from Japan and Mahidol University
- Presentations for field staff (Problem analysis, solution proposals, etc.)
The following activities are planned for our time in Thailand.
・ Visit healthcare facilities, community health centers, etc. at Chanthaburi Province and Chonburi Province about three hours by car from Bangkok
*In addition to observing community and regional activities in the target areas, there are also plans to pair participants with Mahidol University students to conduct community assessments and an opinion survey of local residents.
|Move from Tokyo to Bangkok
|Move from Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol Uni. to Chonburi Province
Visit Regional Center of Disease Control
Visit Regional Center of Environmental Health
Visit Sufficiency Economy Center
|Move to Chantaburi Province
Visit Chantaburi Provincial Office
|1||Feb.5 (Wed)||–||Visit District Health System|
|1||Feb.6 (Thu)||–||Visit Sub-District Health System|
|Present lessons learned to local staff
Arrive at Suvannbhumi airport
|Bangkok||1||Feb.8 (Sat)||Morning||Arrive at Tokyo|
*The schedule may be subject to change
Number of Openings
Very limited number of applications are opened for the public (Total 30 students from Mahidol University and Kanagawa University of Human Services, School of Health Innovation will also participate)
- Undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in medicine, public policy, international affairs, public health, or international health and are interested in global health are welcome to apply. Exchange students and students affiliated with universities and graduate schools overseas are also welcome to apply.
- Young professionals with work experience in the fields mentioned above (including researchers and working adults) are also eligible.
*As the program will be conducted in English, English conversation and listening skills are required.
*Past participants of HGPI’s Global Health Summer Program (GHSP) and G-HEP programs are ineligible to apply.
Selection will be conducted with a written examination. Participants will be selected based on their responses to short essay questions on the application form and their English proficiency level. The short essays may be submitted in English or Japanese.
Applications must be submitted by 23:59 on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Successful applicants will be notified by email on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
The participation fee is 100,000 yen. Successful applicants must provide the fee by bank transfer by the end of January 2020 (the exact date will be provided by email). Please note that a cancellation fee will apply for successful applicants who cancel after the selection announcement on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
The participation fee includes:
- Round-trip airfare between Tokyo, Japan and Bangkok, Thailand
- Fieldwork costs (hotel, in-country transportation, meals)
- Overseas travel insurance (Please be aware that we will enroll everyone together)
The participation fee does not include:
- Visa fee
- Domestic transportation to/from airport
- Transportation and meals in Tokyo
- Souvenirs and personal spending in Tokyo and Bangkok
We will briefly check your passport information, but please make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months (at the point of entry) AND has at least 2 blank pages for entering Thailand.
Depending on their nationality, travelers may require a visa to enter Thailand. Successful applicants will be responsible for completing the visa application procedures. Please note that this process may take more than a month, so please begin the visa application procedure as soon as possible after receiving your notification of acceptance. Japanese passport holders do not require visas for this program.
Assistance for Costs Associated with Travel and Accommodations*
For participants outside of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama prefectures, there are funds available to assist with travel fees to/from Tokyo and hotel fees. If this applies to you, please indicate your current location and level of need on the application form. Please note that this assistance is available only to those outside of Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama prefectures.
Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI)
Faculty of Public Health of Mahidol University
Kanagawa University of Human Services, School of Health Innovation
Health and Global Policy Institute
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