JAPAN, THAILAND JOIN HANDS TO PRODUCE RURAL DOCTORS
July 1 15:54
NONTHABURI,Japan's Kyoto University and Thai Ministry of Public Health have jointly developed a curriculum to produce doctors in rural areas in Thailand.
More than 4,000 doctors have graduated under the project, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
An agreement for the project was signed by the public health ministry and Kyoto University's Centre for Medical Education in Bangkok on Tuesday. Under the agreement, Japan will among other things support Thailand to boost
the capabilities of lecturers, share experiences and exchange experts on medical research.
A capability enhancement training will take place at medical education centres of 37 hospitals under the ministry.
The ministry first started the project in 1995 with the number of medical students reaching 10,240 last year.
Of this, 4,164 have graduated and are working in their native provinces at present.