Fonthip Watcharaporn

Country representing

Thailand

Languages

Thai
English

Education

  • Mahidol Uiversity
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • Exploring Social Innovation at VIA, Asian Leadership Academy(ALA) Leadership Lab 2, TK Band 3, Unleash Denmark, JUMC Next12, Design Thinking workshop, JICA Knowledge Co-creation program, Marketing Innovation Course at Siam Innovation District

Current organisation

Mahidol University/Nudmor

Current role

Researcher assistant at Mahidol University Global Health(MUGH)

Skills and Expertise

Education
Healthcare
Human rights
Public policy
Research

Areas of interest

Education
Health
Human Rights
Leadership
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

I am most passionate about reforming all aspects of Thailand’s health service systems because I believe that people’s well-being is the most important thing to which every country should pay attention. What is more, it is obvious that no country can be developed effectively and sustainably if their own populations are still sick and left behind. The reason why I am interested in those problems is because I have seen a lot of health issues since I was young. To elaborate, my mom has been working in the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand for a long time. With the aforementioned reasons, it inspires and shapes me to think and have passion in solving health problems in my country. Furthermore, being a doctor makes me understand profoundly about the health issues, not only in case of the health facilitator but also the user. To illustrate, as a medical student, I have met many patients that have problems with accessing to health services and do not get good services from the healthcare. In addition, last year, my dad was severely ill and had been admitted in the hospital for about 3 months. At that time, I had to change my status from the medical student into the caregiver and I found so many problems that it urged me to think “it is the time that Thailand’s health service systems must be reformed.” Since then, I have determined to dedicate myself in finding the ways to reform Thailand health service systems because I really want everyone in my country to have the opportunity in accessing the health services equally, efficiently, and happily. In addition, I really wish that no one in my country or even in this world would go bankrupt due to the medical fees. Last but not least, what I want to happen most is the "Universal Accessibility" which means everyone has the equal right in accessing health service systems and should be treated equally regardless of hierarchies, socioeconomic status or any limitations. That's why I decided to work at MUGH to create the change.

Actions

I have created a lot of positive changes in my country especially in case of public health and education. Public health - Design platform and be the project manager of Village Health Model to help people in the rural area - Design the online appointment platform helping improve quality of the health services - Being a volunteer in exploring and gathering people's health data in many provinces of Thailand. To elaborate, the health facilitators will bring those data to analyze and synthesize the health situations and launch the measures that can help improve people's quality of life. - Designing health innovation, "my style diary", a user-friendly and interactive diary that help modify people's lifestyle in healthier way - Joining "Club Young Fit", held by Future Innovative Thailand Institute (FIT), which is the stage that allow the youth who have passions and great ideas to present their ideas in reforming Thailand in all aspects. I and my team pass into the final round with many projects, such as smoking, violence and the handicapped. Finally, we won in presenting the project about how to reform and improve quality of life of the handicapped. In addition, our team is also the winner in the champ of the champ round, presenting about how to reform the health systems of Thailand. - Joining "Redesigning Thailand 2 Project" held by Thailand Development Research Institute, TDRI). At that time, I had to simulate myself being the minister of public health and presented about how to reform the health service systems of Thailand and help our people access the health systems equally and efficiently. Education - Being the coach with "Little Builders", social enterprise that aims and shapes children to be proud and believe in their abilities so that they can become potential adults in the future. -A volunteer teacher via Saturday school project at Phian Phin Anuson School. I educated children about design thinking and inspired them dare to think creatively.