IIP Placements in Thailand
Prasat Neurological Institute
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Prasat Neurological Institute is under the Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, and the only Neurological Institute of Thailand. The Institute provides medical services for neurological patients, trains medical personnel, and conducts research and development and policy advocacy on the neurological problems of Thailand. The Institute also has had training centers for neurosurgeons and neurologists, neurological nurses, and EEG for medical personnel for more than 30 years. The Institute is capable of providing services for up to 180,000 outpatients, 5,000 inpatients, and 1,500 surgical procedures annually. The institute is committed to good governance and aims to provide patients with the best quality of care. Prasat Neurological Institute's service includes the following specialty clinics: Botulinum Toxin A, Neurosurgical, Child Neurology, Neurology, Dental, Ophthalmology, Diabetic, Parkinson, Epilepsy, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation, Memory, and Stroke. Intern responsibilities may include epidemiology and other medical research and the intern will also work on other processes such as clinical data collection, data management, etc. Three placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) Interns. IIP candidates with interests in medicine and public health are encouraged to apply. This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application).
UNESCO Bangkok/HIV Prevention and Health Promotion (HP2)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
UNESCO Bangkok is the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and home to the Health Promotion and HIV Prevention Unit. The Unit provides technical, resource mobilization and advocacy support to ten UNESCO offices in the Asia-Pacific region as they aim to engage and mobilize action on HIV and AIDS. UNESCO works closely with UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNAIDS to empower young people to prevent HIV infection and has a close focus on reaching those most affected by the epidemic (young men who have sex with men, young transgender people, young people selling sex, young people injecting drugs, and young people living with HIV.) UNESCO currently co-chairs the Asia-Pacific Task Team on Young People from Key Affected Populations and is engaged in a number of other thematic task teams in the region. The IIP intern would be part of a dynamic and committed team that is committed to reducing new HIV infections, scaling up access to HIV treatment, and addressing and averting stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations of those affected by the AIDS epidemic. The IIP intern’s responsibilities will include research (likely to include support to research on homophobic bullying in educational institutions in Asia and the Pacific, evaluation of youth leadership initiatives, and/or analysis of implementation of sexuality education programs in the region); engagement in (including assistance with preparation for) meetings (will include Joint UN Team on AIDS, inter-agency task teams on young people as well as internal UNESCO meetings) ; and advocacy, public relations, and media outreach. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern. This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application).