CONNECT ORGANISES INNOVATIVE TRAINING ON ONLINE COLLABORATION AND E-EVENTS

When the COVID19 pandemic disrupted everyday life for billions around the globe, large annual conferences and small staff meetings alike had to move online. Although this new format posed numerous technical and organizational challenges, it also offers opportunities—for reaching wider audiences, organising climate-friendly events, and improving diversity and equity. But organising online events requires appropriate […]

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WORLD HEALTH WORKERS WEEK 2022 – VOICES FROM LAO PDR AND VIET NAM

This years’ World Health Workers Week was celebrated under the theme Build the Health Workforce Back Better. Progress towards universal social health protection and ultimately universal health coverage (UHC) requires strong health systems, sustainable and comprehensive health protection strategies and schemes and health workers who are trained and empowered to provide health services that meet […]

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CONNECT welcomes new member – Lao Tropical & Public Health Institute (TPHI)

Based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, LTPHI focuses on major health issues affecting Lao PDR, including social health protection, and are one of the key institutions engaged in public health. Together with other organisations, such as medical service providers and national laboratories, LTPHI plays a crucial role in assisting the Government of Laos to design and […]

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International e-course on social health protection benefits from interventions of CONNECT senior experts

The 2022 edition of the e-learning course on social health protection entitled Addressing Inequities in access to Health Care, took place online, from the 21 February to the 08 April 2022. Developed by the ILO training centre in Turin (ITC-ILO), in collaboration with CONNECT and the P4H network, the course provided an overview of the […]

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ILO RELEASES GROUND-BREAKING NEW REPORT ON THE EXTENSION OF SOCIAL HEALTH PROTECTION IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, DEVELOPED WITH THE SUPPORT OF CONNECT AND LAUNCHED DURING REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Over the past decades, many countries in Asia and the Pacific have rapidly expand their social health protection coverage and have made great strides in their path to universal protection. However, despite laudable progress, the effective realization of the human rights to health and social security is not yet a reality for all and has […]

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Scholarship announcement to attend the 2022 ITC-ILO e-learning course on Social Health Protection – addressing inequities in access to health care

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with CONNECT is offering a full scholarship to a candidate from the Asia Pacific region to attend the 2022 edition of the ITC-ILO e-learning course on Social Health Protection – Addressing inequities in access to Health Care. The successful applicant from the region will be selected based on […]

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Day 2 – regional e-conference on extending social health protection in the Asia Pacific

 Day 2 of the Regional Conference on Extending #SocialHealthProtection in Asia and the Pacific is happening today. Join us for a series of technical sessions with international experts from across the region to discuss important topics, such as the importance of inclusiveness  and balancing financial protection in the expansion of social health protection coverage.  The […]

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MPHM fellows from South East Asia share their thoughts on the program and vision for the future

ILO scholarship recipients enrolled on a Master’s in Primary Health Care Management reflect on their experiences of the course so far and share their visions for enhancing access to healthcare in their home countries. Bangkok, March 2021 – In August 2020, 6 public health professionals from the Democratic Republic of Lao (Lao PDR), Viet Nam […]

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Mahidol University and the ILO launch a specialised Master’s Program developed to advance Social Health Protection in Asia

Bangkok, 17 August 2020 -With support from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the ASEAN Health Institute for Health Development at Mahidol University, Thailand, has developed and launched an innovative 1-year Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care Management (MPHM) and Social Health Protection (SHP) to enhance the capacity of SHP practitioners in the region. The specialized […]

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First Milestone toward the launch of a specialized Master’s Degree developed to Advance Social Health Protection in Asia

Bangkok, 17 July 2020– With the support from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) through the Luxembourg-funded Project: ‘Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia’, the ASEAN Institute for Health Development at Mahidol University, in Thailand, has developed an innovative Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care Management (MPHM) and Social Health Protection, […]

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