Significant achievements Bioethics & Engagement
Since 2015, the Bioethics & Engagement Department led and supported a number of initiatives
Tak Province Community Ethics Advisory Board (T-CAB), Mae Sot, Thailand
Coordinated by Napat Khirikoekong and founded in 2009, T-CAB has 13 members from diverse backgrounds, who help to protect the rights and wellbeing of community members and highlight their communities’ health needs.
The Young Person Advisory Group (YPAG), Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap, Cambodia
YPAG, coordinated by Sreymom Pol and Phana Leab, is made up of children 10 to 15 years old. It has conducted patient satisfaction surveys, performed plays and addressed social issues.
Fishy Clouds, Bangkok
MORU, with innovative Bangkok-based B-floor Theatre group, organized Fishy Clouds, a puppet theatre performance on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Village Drama Against Malaria in Cambodia
Led by Nou Sanann, Village Drama Against Malaria involves local children and adults to create lively community theatre that raises awareness of malaria prevention and vaccination in rural provinces.
Forum theatre in Myanmar
Led by Myo Maung Maung Shwe, in collaboration with the Yangon-based Art for All theatre group, ‘Fever Treatment and Antibiotic Use’ was shown in Hlaing Thar Ya township.
Coordinated by Phetsavanh Chanthavilay, MORU Lao Unit LOMWRU organised two Vientiane Science Cafés. COMRU organised seven AHC Science Cafés, coordinated by Sreymon Pol and Phana Leab
Pint of Science Thailand, Bangkok
Pint of Science is the world’s biggest annual science festival. Bioethics & Engagement organised the Pint of Science festival for the 2nd year. A total of 18 talks were held in Thailand in 2018
Global Health by the Pint, New Orleans
Phaik Yeong Cheah and Lina Moses (University of Tulane) organized the first Global Health by the Pint event, alongside the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting, 29- 31 Oct 2018.
The department supports researchers through MORU Network Public Engagement Bursaries, and by providing training opportunities like the ‘Three Minute Thesis Competition’.
Parenting for Lifelong Health for Young Children in Thailand
The University of Oxford, UNICEF Thailand, and the Thai Ministry of Public Health worked together to promote lifelong health and well-being and preventing violence against children through evidence-based parenting skills in Thailand