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ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD)

ASEAN Institute for Health Development (AIHD) was established in 1982 as a Training Center for Primary Health Care Development with the support of the Japanese government and then promoted as one of the faculties of Mahidol University. The vision of AIHD is to become a leading academic institute in the ASEAN region in Global Health, Health Policy, and Primary Health Care (PHC). AIHD strives to build and support students’ professional careers at the graduate levels. Our programs promote an innovative and engaging learning environment by remaining current and concentrating on how shifting trends influence primary health care, health public health practitioners, and health and sustainable development. In addition, AIHD aims to produce qualified public health leaders, managers, and researchers in health policy and primary health care through our various academic programs.

Programme: Master in PHC Management and Social Health Protection

Discover the intersection of effective management in primary care and social health protection in our Master’s program. Rooted in excellence, our curriculum prepares skilled leaders who can tackle the challenges of primary health care and implement effective and sustainable social health protection systems. Students will engage in critical analysis and learn how to design and lead initiatives that strengthen primary health care systems and bolster social health protection in low and middle-income countries. Through our curriculum, students learn to analyse health issues critically and develop a deep understanding of how to improve primary healthcare systems and financial protection. By integrating knowledge from different areas of study, our graduates are equipped to lead and manage effectively. Upon graduation, our alumni emerge as dynamic leaders, prepared to make a meaningful impact in a variety of settings, including healthcare organizations, government agencies, social security organizations, international NGOs, and academic institutions.

Program duration: 12 months (Academic Year 2024-2025)
Application Deadline for application: April 18, 2024

AIHD, Mahidol University is offering a Master’s program in Primary Health Care Management with special track on Social Health Protection. The program is designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to develop, implement, and manage primary health care systems.

Program features

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage primary health care and design and design and implement social health protection programs.
  • Global Perspective: Listen and interact with our external guest speakers from the United Nations and national institutions in Asia and Europe. Benefit from their firsthand knowledge of local health care systems, cultural dynamics, and social determinants influencing health outcomes.
  • Targeted Courses: Program offers specialized contents designed to address the specific needs and complexities of health care systems and social health protection in low and middle-income countries. Gain insights into sustainable health care management strategies, resource optimization, and social health protection mechanisms tailored to diverse contexts.
  • Practical Experience and Practical Solutions: Gain hands-on experience through field visits in Thailand and apply your learning in actual health care settings. Acquire practical skills and tools to navigate the challenges of providing primary health care and social health protection in resource-constrained settings. Develop innovative solutions that prioritize equity, accessibility, and quality of care for underserved populations.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from experienced faculty members who are leaders in the field of health care management and social protection. Benefit from their insights, mentorship, and guidance throughout your academic journey.
  • Global Network: Join a diverse community of students, alumni, and partners committed to advancing health equity and social justice worldwide. Forge connections, share best practices, and collaborate on initiatives that make a meaningful impact on people’s lives.

Admission Requirements

  1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in health sciences or related fields from universities accredited by the Office of the Higher Education Commission.
  2. Having a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.
  3. Achieving a satisfactory score in the English Proficiency Examination, as stipulated by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Mahidol University.
  4. Applicants with qualifications different from the requirements outlined in points 2) and 3) above may be reviewed for admission by the Program Administrative Committee and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our program are prepared to lead initiatives that strengthen primary health care systems, and bolster social health protection in low and middle-income countries. Whether you aspire to work in government agencies, international organizations, non-profit organizations, or academic institutions, our program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to drive positive change in social health protection and health care delivery and policy.

For the Information of Tuition Fee, please Contact

Read more and Apply: ASEAN Institute for Health Development, 999 Salaya Phuttamonthon, Nakon Pathom, 73170 THAILAND 02-441-9040-3, 02-441-9044

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