The first training course offered by ACTMalaria--Management of by IwjKD2Q


									The first training course offered by ACTMalaria is the                   CU R R IC U L U M D E S IG N                           PREREQUISITES OF THE COURSE
Management of Malaria Field Operations (MMFO).
Since it was first implemented, it has received                                                                        Mid-level staff having been working in the field of
                                                              COURSE OBJECTIVES:
tremendously positive feedback from both the course                                                                     malaria control not less than three years;
participants and the external evaluators. The course          To develop capacity of mid-level malaria managers to:
                                                                                                                       Commitment to remain with the malaria control
was found to be successful in strengthening                    Acquire and synthesize epidemiological, socio-          programme for at least three years;
participants’ knowledge and ability to plan and to               economic, and management information to analyze
manage malaria control activities.                               a local malaria situation;                            Adequate reading, writing and speaking of
                                                               Strengthen national malaria control using evidence-
This course is now being offered the fifth time. It is co-                                                             Basic knowledge on malariology;
                                                                 based implementation strategies;
hosted by the National Malaria Control Programs of the
                                                               Plan, manage, monitor, and evaluate malaria            Good health; female participants who might be
Royal Government of Thailand and Cambodia.
                                                                 control program;                                       pregnant should follow airline regulations
Partners to the two co-host countries are the USAID,           Support, supervise, and improve performance of          regarding travel and pregnancy
World Health Organization, the Malaria Consortium of             staff in malaria control;                            Course is limited to 25 participants. Final selection of
UK, CDC-Atlanta, QAP project and local institutions            Recognize and respond to epidemics and                participants is made by the course committee.
from the 2 host countries.                                       emergency situations;
                                                               Engage communities, other public agencies and
                                                                 the private sector in malaria control.                                    ASSESSMENT
                                                              COURSE LAYOUT:
         UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE COURSE                        The course is divided into five blocks.                 The course assesses both outcomes of learning and
                                                              Phase I, 4 Oct.- 28 Nov.: in Thailand                   design of instruction. The course also attempt to
♦   Addressing the problems of forest malaria in              Block 1: Introduction to Basic Managearial Skills       assess unintended learning outcomes.
    Southeast Asia, especially the issues of concern in the   Block 2: Individual Learning                             Learners’ evaluation consists of pre and post test,
    Mekong Region.                                            Block 3: Situation Analysis                                group, and individual projects. In order to ensure
                                                              Block 4: Choosing Solutions                                life-long learning, evaluation strategy also
♦   The curriculum is a performance-based training with
                                                              Block 5: Preparation for Action                            includes self-evaluation and post-course
    focuses on building skills, knowledge and attitude                                                                   evaluation.
    needed for planning, implementing and evaluation of a     Phase II, 29 Nov. - 19 Dec.: in Cambodia
    malaria control program.                                                                                          The participants evaluate the course design through
                                                                      Block 5: Applied Field Study                    structured questionnaires and free comments
♦   Participatory learning method through problem-based
    approach is applied to make the course student-                  COURSE RECOGNITION AND CREDIT
    centered, therefore mastery of skills. Participants are                                                                             EX P E N D IT U R E S
    encouraged to apply both their previous experiences       Participants receive a certificate of achievement or
    and newly acquired knowledge in group work to solve       certificate of attendance after completion of the                    *
                                                                                                                                       US$7200, paid to The Bureau of
                                                                                                                      Course fee
    typical problems of malaria control in their countries.   course.                                                                  Vector-borne Disease, Thailand
♦   At the end of the training, participants produce                                                                  Per diem         A minimum of US$10 per day
    individual projects which will be implemented upon                                                                                 (about 77 days, and 2 travel days),
    returning to their home countries.                                                                                                 paid to participants, is strongly
                                                                                                                      Airfare          Round trip from home - BKK- Phnom
                                                                                                                       Covers food and accommodation, books and
                                                                                                                      training material, health insurance, and ground
            ADVISORS AND CONSULTANTS                       Mr. Suchart Patipong, The Bureau of Vector-borne
Professor Tan Chongsuphajaisiddhi, Former Dean,
                                                           Dr. Kanungnit Congpuong, The Bureau of Vector-
    Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University,
                                                               borne Disease
Professor Sornchai Looareesuwan, Dean, Faculty of
    Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand
Professor Chitr Siddhi-Amorn, Dean, College of Public          ACTMALARIA PARTNER INSTITUTES
    Health, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Dr. E.B. Doberstyn, WHO, WPRO                              College of Public Health, Chulalongkorn University,
Dr. P.R. Arbani, WHO, SEARO                                    Thailand
Dr. Chusak Prasittisuk, WHO, SEARO                         Faculty of Tropical medicine, Mahidol University,
                                                               Thailand                                                  Asian Collaborative Training Network for Malaria
Dr. Kevin Palmer, Regional Advisor in Vector Borne and
    Parasitic Diseases, WHO, WPRO                          The World Health Organizaiton
Dr. Allan Schapira, WHO, HQ                                The European Commission Regional Malaria Control
Dr. Elil Renganathan, WHO, HQ                                  Programme in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam                       Bangladesh
                                                           The Vietnam Australia Malaria Control Programme                       Cambodia
Dr. G. Majori, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy                                                                          PR China
                                                           The Vietnam Belgium Malaria Control Programme
Dr. Krongthong Thimasarn, WHO, RBM, Thailand
                                                           The Malaria Consortiom, London School of Hygiene and                  Indonesia         ACTMalaria
Dr. Kamini Mendis, RBM, WHO, HQ                                                                                                   Lao PDR
Mr. William Rooney, Malaria Consultant                         Tropical Medicine, UK
Dr. Louis Molineaux, Switzerland                           The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Mr. Samart Vongprayoon, The Bureau of Vector-borne         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA                Philippines
    Disease                                                                                                                        Thailand
Dr. Valaikanya Plasai, The Bureau of Vector-borne                For further information contact:                                Singapore
                                                               Dr. Jeeraphat Sirichaisinthop                             MANAGEMENT OF MALARIA FIELD
               COURSE COMMITTEE                               
                                                                                                                         MANAGEMENT OF MALARIA FIELD
                                                               Ms. Piyaporn Wangrungsarb                                        OPERATIONS
                                                               The Bureau of Vector-borne Disease,                               4 October – 19 December 2004
Dr. M.E. Ettling, Team Leader, USAID Bureau for
    Global Health, USA                                         Department of Disease Control, Ministry of                           Thailand and Cambodia
Dr. Peter Bloland, CDC, Atlanta, USA                           Public Health , Tiwanond Road , Nonthaburi
Dr. Holly Ann Williams, CDC, Atlanta, USA                      11000 , Thailand
Dr. M. Macdonald, Johns Hopkins University, USA                Tel : (662) 590–3142, 590-3140
Dr. S.R. Meek, Malaria Consortium, UK                          Fax: (662) 591-8422
Mr. Sunil Mehra, Executive Director, Malaria                                                                                           OPERATIONS
    Consortium, UK                                             Cecilia T. Hugo, Executive Coordinator
Dr. Chang Moh Seng, Scientist, WR Cambodia                     ACTMalaria Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Stephen King, Advisor on Education,                        11 floor, Ramon Magsasay Center
Dr. Marc Vander Putten, College of Public Health,              Malate, Manila, Philippines
    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Dr. Pratap Singhasivanond, Faculty of Tropical
                                                               Tel: (632) 521-3166 to 85 local 170, 536-5627       ct:
    Medicine, Mahidol University                               Fax: (632) 536-50971
Dr. Doung Socheat , Director The National Center for           email:,
    Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control            
Dr. Chaiporn Rojanawatsirivet, Director, The Bureau of      
    Vector- borne Disease
Dr. Jeeraphat Sirichaisinthop, The Bureau of Vector-
                                                               Revised 9 Feb 2004
    borne Disease

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