​​​​​​​​Mahidol University, Bangkok ​

​11 -17 February 2018


​The 2018 SHN training course will be focusing on Early Childhood Development and adolescent health. 

Asia Short course.jpgThe 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. The course develops the capacity of human resources and staff training with regard to SHN activities. 

Sessions on action planning and policy analysis will identify delegates country level issues and problems and by the end of the course participants will have developed practical action plans in order to effectively apply best practice in the region.

The course is run in partnership with the Asian Centr​e of International Parasite Co​ntrol (ACIPAC) at Mahidol University’s Faculty of Tropical Medicine in Parasitic Disease Control, the Japan Consortium fo​​​r Global School Health Research​ (JC-GSHR) and the Partnership for Child Developm​ent (PCD) at Imperial College London, and benefits from these organizations combined expertise and experience in programme implementation and research.


  1. To strengthen global, regional, national and local partnerships in the SHN community. 
  2. To provide evidence-based teaching that will improve SHN knowledge in the Southeast Asian region and beyond.
  3. 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 the Bangkok declaration on SHN.

The Course​

Previous years have seen the course attended by 35-45 SHN related officers and staff from regional and national governments and NGOs. The course comprises general lectures, discussions, presentations and field experience. The course will be conducted entirely in English and aims to cover:

  1. The global and regional SHN situation.
  2. The Focusing Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH) Framework​ 
  3. Sharing of progress and challenges in SHN between participating countries.
  4. SHN services such as NCD control, WASH and school nutrition, health and disability screening, disaster prevention. 
  5. Moving beyond traditional SHN. Including topics such as oral health, eco-health and the Integrated school health approaches.
  6. The course  includes field visits to schools in both Bangkok and Kanchanburi Province to observe SHN in practice.


Downloadable application forms are available from: www.tm.mahidol.ac.th​

Applictions are open until early January 2018. 

For course enquiries please contact: ​​​pcd.info@imperial.ac.uk

2015 course materials

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

2014 Course Presentations 

Useful Links 

Read more ​about the previous Asia SHN Training Courses: