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PTF supports social service activity

PTF supports social service activity

July 1, 2013 - Pfizer Thailand Foundation has joined forces to provide support to social service program titled “Translation of Health Research into Practice at Community Level”, initiated by Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University in order to train the 5th year students for better understanding and knowing how to translate health-related knowledge and research into practice at community level. The project aim is to assist medical students for conducting diagnosis of community health problems, to facilitate the community-level problem solving activities and to synthesize the best practice from medical students’ experience in community health problems diagnosis, strategic planning, and problem solving.
In the 2013 academic year THB 200,000 has been awarded to 200 recipients, who are divided into 8 groups prior to going on fieldwork in collaboration with community hospitals. Each group will be rotated to each community hospitals along the year. Additionally, Pfizer Thailand Foundation commits to grant another THB 200,000 for this practice-based activity in 2014.
Apart from contributions for community well-being, Pfizer Thailand Foundation supports the scholarships, investing in the future of the medicine profession, and philanthropy through this social service activity, training and education, research and development to fuel medical students’ experiences.

Ms. Kantaleewan Chuayboon, Pfizer Thailand Foundation Manager (2nd from right), Prof. Dr. Pornchai Sitthisarankul, Head of Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (2nd from left) took a photo together with Dr. Theera Vorathanarat, Project Owner (the right end) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wiroj Jiamjarasrangsi, Assistant President for Health Promotion, Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, (the left end)

Dr. Theera Vorathanarat presented background and objectives of “Translation of Health Research into Practice at Community level” project 

5th year medical students attended the orientation.