Program Details

The course will focus on HIV/AIDS, however, the introduced methods and principles can be applied to the context of many types of program activities. special focus of the course will be on the long-term sustainability of the international HIV/AIDS respons
Location:
Bangkok, Thailand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
During the late 1980s, Thailand experienced a drastic increase in HIV infection among commercial sex workers and injecting drug users (IDUs) sparking the fear of a major AIDS epidemic. The government of Thailand reacted with a comprehensive strategy to promote safe sex, a program that has let to a sustained and dramatic reduction in HIV infection rates, a major success in the international fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. This course will study Thailand’s HIV/AIDS response and, at the Thai example, provide students with the basic knowledge and skills of concepts, principles, and methodologies in strategic planning, management and evaluation of development programs. The program will be held from June 4 to 15, 2012.

The course will focus on HIV/AIDS, however, the introduced methods and principles can be applied to the context of many types of program activities. special focus of the course will be on the long-term sustainability of the international HIV/AIDS response and programs carried out under PEPFAR. As part of the course, the students will design and execute a feasibility study for a prevention or intervention program addressing a problem of local and international importance. This research exercise will involve the collection of primary data in Bangkok focusing on most at risk populations (MARPs) such as commercial sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM) and IDUs

Graduate level three credits or for Certificate without credit
Setting Description:
As part of the course, the students will visit local and international NGOs working on HIV/AIDS in Thailand as well as the sites of government supported HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention programs, including PEPFAR financed VCT, PMTCT and ARV sites.
Cost:
Overall Program Costs: Contact sponsor Cost Range: Contact sponsor Cost Includes: Tuition, Nonrefundable fees

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