​​​​5th Asian School Health and Nutrition Training Course​

web_crop_SHNAsiacourse2015.jpgIn December 2015, 31 participants, representing 11 different country governments and their development partners convened in Bangkok for the 5th Asian School Health and Nutrition (SHN) training course. 

Organised by Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development​ (PCD), in collaboration with the Japanese Consortium for Global School Health (JC-GSC)​ and Mahidol University, this internationally renowned course brings together SHN practioners from across the health and education sectors to develop and fine-tune the cutting edge skills and tools needed to strengthen their SHN programmes back at home. 

Covering topics such as school-based deworming, inclusive education, disaster prevention, water and sanitation and school feeding and nutrition through interactive lectures and workshops lead by global SHN experts the Asia SHN course provided participants an opportunity to benefit from the latest research and share examples of good practice. 

By the end of the course, as well as building valuable professional networks,  participants developed country specific and actionable work-plans to be implemented on their return to the office.  
The short course culminated with an Asian SHN symposium at the Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting​. The meeting which was focusing on the role of the evidence base in supporting SHN policy and progr​amming saw representatives from the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research, as well as PCD and JC-GSHR present on the necessary steps required in order to increase the coverage of SHN and the tools available to support this goal. 

Dr Lesley Drake, PCD’s Executive Director​ said, “ This series of workshops, conferences and training courses emphasizes both the strength and the importance of the Asia SHN network in addressing the public health challenges facing the region. PCD are delighted to be able to continue to offer training and technical advice to the hardworking individuals who make up this network.”​

2015 course materials

All the presentations and lectures given at this year's SHN course are available to download from the list below.