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|Asian Collaborative Training on Infectious Disease, Outbreak, Natural Disaster and Refugee Management (ACTION)|
|Project/Activity title||Asian Collaborative Training on Infectious Disease, Outbreak, Natural Disaster and Refugee Management (ACTION)|
|Project Affiliation with IFMSA Standing Committees|
|IFMSA NMOs involved||CIMSA-Indonesia, IFMSA-Japan, AMSA-HK (Hong Kong), IFMSA-Taiwan, IFMSA-Thailand|
|Countries of implementation||Each Asian country (in 2009, it is Indonesia)|
|Details of the Project|
|Aim||It is a fact that medical students lack exposure towards infectious diseases that - exposure that is close enough to the real-field outside books situations. Further a higher awareness that “we should work together with others” needs to be cultivated. Being medical students, we form the committee of ACTION find the imperative to hold training sessions on disaster management and infectious diseases control. This training program will expose medical students to healthcare problems resulting from incidents of infectious diseases, secondary to disasters or infectious diseases as a disaster themselves, by providing the efficient knowledge and skills needed in their near-future careers as doctors to be able to relieve disaster victims in the Asia-Pacific region.
Goal 1: To increase and develop healthcare students’ awareness of infectious diseases and role of healthcare professions in Infectious Diseases Relief.
■ To encourage healthcare students to increase involvement in work areas concerned with assisting people who are influenced by infectious diseases
■ To encourage other potential participants as healthcare student leaders to become involved in infectious diseases’ relief and intervention.
Goal 2: To build human resources – trained and motivated doctors, who can work to relieve people who are influenced by infectious diseases.
■ To train healthcare students as youth leaders on infectious diseases related issues.
■ To provide students with basic professional knowledge and the skills necessary to work in areas stricken by infectious diseases in the future.
Goal 3: To motivate trained healthcare student’s to spread their knowledge on infectious diseases in their own country.
■ To build the capacity to initiate and participate in project development, implementation and evaluation of natural disasters in their own countries.
■ To disseminate outcomes of the workshop to other potential participants in their own countries by implementing follow up activities.
■ To prepare local healthcare workers on infectious diseases prominent and nearby areas that yet to impact the local area.
Goal 4: To cultivate medical field workers which have international perspective in dealing with infectious diseases.
■ To expose medical students from Asia Pacific to students within the area to impress them the internationalism of medical field.
■ To educate these future doctors the tight, close and unbreakable inter-linkage of these countries in the closely related area of Asia Pacific and also other regions in the globe.
■ To impress them the tremendous importance of working on infectious diseases collaboratively, truthfully and diligently with other countries
|Description||METHODOLOGY AND SCHEDULE
Professional lectures will be given almost daily. From those sessions, participants are expected to gain knowledge that will broaden their vision and experience. The following items are enumerated for the topics, and more will be added accordingly:
■ Overview of disasters
■ Overview of disaster management
■ Overview of infectious disease
The above sessions will also include triggers for the following sessions.
Small working groups session, presentation:
Small working group session will be held after several lectures, and will be given on two out of the seven days. In these sessions, participants are expected to focus on what they have learned during ACTION programme.
At the end of these sessions, each small group will give a speech or presentation about what they’ve learned during these sessions in order to share knowledge within participants.
Daily Review discussion:
Small group discussion will further assist participants in acquiring a deeper understanding on the given lectures and also to expand the knowledge acquired from the lecture.
Field trip, group presentation:
Participants will conduct a field trip, most possibly to a displaced camp, where they will be expected to investigate how to use knowledge they have learnt during the training workshop on displaced population managements.
After this experience, each group will be required to give a presentation about what they have focused on during this field tour.
Pre-follow-up activities session (Training session, planning session:
This session includes the discrimination of follow-up activities and plan the Plan of Action (PoA) as one of the important outcomes from the workshop; for the purpose of spreading knowledge, skills and motivation to future-healthcare professionals
In addition, participants will be given various skills during this training, which includes: project management skill and leadership skill. This method will help them to coordinate follow-up projects after they return to their home countries.
On the last day, there will be an evaluation of the project. Participants will fill in the evaluation sheet in order to monitor problems and find room for improvement.
Also, participants will be expected to answer post-project tests to identify how far their knowledge and skills have improved compared with before attending the project.
Social programs Sightseeing, opening/closing parties, and getting along between participants.
|Final comments and follow-up||To achieve and evaluate the “GOAL AND OBJECTIVE”, ACTION-Project offers “Follow-up activity” and it includes with 2 programs.
① We expect this workshop will be the beginning of a bigger snow ball, and more medical students from all over Asia-Pacific will get the impact and benefits of the workshop from the participants. After the workshop, all participants are obligated to do publication in their home countries in their own way that suit local taste and healthcare concern the most. Moreover they are obliged to hold training sessions or other sorts of follow-up activities in their respective countries with the support from the NMO.
Within one year, each participant is expected to hold at least 2 follow-up activities, preferably training session. A module will be disseminated to all the participants on the last day of the workshop to help them design the training sessions. Participants will also be equipped with a starter pack which contains training materials on project management, leadership, and fundraising; a sample of proposal; sample of letters; and contact information.
②We have to evaluate that how much contribution ACTION has made to cultivate medical field workers. Therefore, after each ACTION, we check ACTION participants who are graduating in that year. The Follow-up director would then conduct a survey, collecting information such as “What kind of Dr. do you want to be?”, “Do you think ACTION give you an impact?”
This is important to us because we hope more and more people who have joined ACTION will be actual field workers one day.
|Last update of data (GMT)||14/01/2009|