Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Tropical Medicine and Public Health (TROPMED) Network conducted an Training of Teachers (TOT) on One Health last 19-20 February 2022 participated by over 40 Primary and Secondary teachers and officials of Rujiraphat School , Suan Phueng, Ratchaburi Province. Health workers in the nearby Health Promoting Hospital also participated.
The two-day training aimed to develop competencies of teachers on the promotion of One Health concepts and to provide stakeholders in the school setting, an orientation on the project related to the training.
The training was organized under the “Promoting One Health Education in Border School”, a component of an umbrella project funded by Chevron and in partnership with Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN). The two-year project entitled “Strengthening One Health Education in Southeast Asia”, covers One Health education of school-aged children and their teachers, university students and their professors, and practicing health professionals solving complex health issues in their communities. Increasing knowledge, attitude, and practice of One Health across the spectrum will better prepare the Southeast Asia region to combat any public health threats.
The TOT provided participants basic One Health concepts, interactive sessions on soft skills and teaching methodology for One Health curricular integration. The training also identified priority health problems in the school and community.