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Thailand’s Annual International Training Course (AITC)

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Course Information Sexually Transmitted Infections Case Management Skills 5 – 16 March 2018 Closing date for application: 31 January 2018

TICA : Thailand International Cooperation Agency

is a national focal point for Thailand’s international development cooperation. TICA was established in 2004 to realize Thailand’s aspiration to be a contributor of development cooperation. Believing that global challenges are best addressed by international cooperation and global partnership, today we continue to strengthen our contribution to achieve global development agenda through various capacity-building and human resources development programmes. In response to the recent changes in the global landscape of development cooperation, especially through the concept of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, TICA continues to realign our focuses in order to deliver Thailand’s commitment to be a relevant partner in global agendas including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

AITC : Annual International Training Course

was initiated in 1991 as a framework in providing short-term training for developing partners. Today, the AITC remains one of TICA’s flagship programmes. It offers not only a training experience, but also a platform in exchanging ideas and establishing professional network among participants from across the developing world. Aiming at sharing Thailand’s best practices and experience to the world, the AITC training courses focus on development topics of our expertise currently categorized under five themes namely; “Sufficiency

Economy Philosophy” or SEP, Food Security, Public Health, Climate Change, and Other topics related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

International Training Center on AIDS, TB and STIs, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health

International Training Center on AIDS, TB and STIs was established in 2004 to conduct international training courses on AIDS, TB and STIs, one of the most pressing international health agendas. This training course was originally formulated in 1977 and was continuously conducted by the Ministry of Public Health with an aim to share Thailand’s accumulated experience and expertise in sexually transmitted infections case management for clinicians and health professionals from Asian countries and beyond.

AITC Theme : Public Health

This training course falls under the AITC theme – “Public Health”. We believe that health is a very important component for economic and social development, national security, regional and global stability. In the post 2015 context, health has been increasingly recognized as a key contributor in development as good health is one of the fundamental building blocks of society and sustainable development. From improved quality to inclusive healthcare system, Thailand has been sharing our experience and lesson-learned with developing partners on the road to achieve health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Course Objectives

This training course aims at sharing Thailand’s experiences in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) case management. At the end of this course, participants are expected to;

-   Understand STIs case management approaches.

-     Gain knowledge and skills to be able to make correct, timely and efficiently diagnosis and treatment of STIs.

-     Be able to apply knowledge and skill gained to the case of their respective countries.

Course Methodology

Training methodologies to be used during this training course include;

-     Lecture

-     Clinical practices

-     Lab work

-     Group discussion

-     Study visit

Course Outline

This training course offers knowledge and understanding on key concepts and skills necessary for effective STIs case management. Topics of training are such as;

-     Overview of STIs/HIV

-     STIs diagnosis

-     Urethral symptoms and scrotal swelling approach and management

-     Genital ulcer and inguinal bubo approach and management

-     Management of syphilis cases

-     Genital lesion approach and management

-     STIs Health education, Counseling and partner notification

-     Prevention and controls of STI in adolescent MSM and sex workers

-     New technology for HIV prevention (PrEP & PEP)

Assignment and Evaluation

-     In-class participation and discussion.

-     Group work – formulation of country’s Action Plan.

-     Advance assignment – Submission and 10-minutes presentation of “Country Report” which contains information on SITs management profile of their respective countries that include, such as current situation, national plan and strategies, challenges and future plans.

-     Attendance - Participants are required to attend all activities organized during the course. TICA reserves the rights to revoke its fellowship offered or take appropriate action in case a participant is in attendance of less than 90 percent of the training hours.

Participant Criteria

Candidates must possess qualifications as specified in “Guideline for Thailand’s Annual International Training Course Programme” No. 2 “Qualifications” as well as following qualifications;

-       Currently working with at least two-year experience in STIs relevant fields and is expected to continue work on STIs/HIV tratment and care programme

-       University graduated in the field of medicine, nursing and public health.

-       Under 50 years of ageA


-     Candidates must be nominated/ endorsed by their respective governments of

the eligible countries/territories by the closing date for application.

-     Complete nomination documents must be submitted to TICA through the Royal Thai Embassy/ Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations/Royal Thai Consulate-General accredited to

eligible countries/ territories.

(See “List of Eligible Countries” for more information)

Selection and Confirmation

-     Particular attention shall be paid to the candidates’ background, their current position, and practical use they expect to make of the knowledge and experience gained from training on the return to their positions.

-     Selection of participants is also based on geographical distribution and gender balance.

-     Successful applicants will be informed approximately 4 weeks before the beginning of training course.

-     Successful applicants must return duly completed and signed acceptance form by the deadline to confirm their participation in the programme.

Number of Participants            Terms of Awards

20 persons                                                            


Training                                                                  Fellowship*                  include   training

fee, return economy-class, airfare, accommodation, allowance, insurance, airport transfer and social programme.

* Subject to rates and conditions established by TICA

Training Institution and Venue

Training Institution        

International Training Center on AIDS, TB and

STIs (ITC), Bureau of AIDS, TB and STIs (BATS),

Department of Disease Control,

Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Training Venue


Silom Road, Bangrak,



Bureau of International Cooperation on Human Resource


Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)

Government Complex, Building B, 8th Floor, Chaengwattana Rd.

Laksi District, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND.

Website: www.tica.thaigov.net

Email: aitc@mfa.go.th

For more information on qualifications, application forms, and application procedures, please visit our website at http://www.tica.thaigov.net/main/en/information/73803-Annual-International-Training-Course.html​ 

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