Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) jointly organized a course for both Thai and international graduates of the Faculty of Public Health on “Health in Detention”.
The course has been in development since 2017, making Thammasat the first university in Asia-Pacific to offer this course. The objective is to allow attendees to obtain basic knowledge in promoting, preventing, and taking care of the health of prisoners. They also have access to the health system, the justice system, and medical ethics including social and environmental factors affecting the health of prisoners including exchanging knowledge with the on-site officers.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Wannapha Naravej, Lecturer of the Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University said that the “Raising Awareness of Health in Detention Course” of the Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University is included as part of the Master’s degree program in Global Health under GH 662 Health in Detention subject. This year, the course is organized in the form of a Hybrid class (Onsite & Online) with the objectives to enhance learning and understanding of the detention system and the problem of the prison population. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of human rights and professional ethics in providing well-being to men, women, and children in detention and detention internationally in the wake of COVID-19. The course has been honored by lecturers who are experts in various disciplinary, such as representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Department of Corrections, Ministry of Justice, Thailand Institute of Justice, Ministry of Public Health as well as professors and experts in Global Health, Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University.