Report on the seminar with Dr.David Briggs from Australia through video conferencing

The PhD & MSc.Health System Mangement students and Professor Dr. Phudit of College of Health Systems Management, Naresuan University, Thailand had seminars through video conferencing on 22nd February, 2017 with Adjunct Professor Dr. David Briggs from Australia. The students from two countries; Bangladesh and Bhutan shared about their culture and how it influences the management; the culture of Bangladesh was viewed from six cultural dimensions; where it says people accept a hierarchical order, interdependence a society, managers are expected to be decisive and assertive, beliefs in equity, competition, performance and conflicts solving. On the other hand the Bangladesh has typical traditional beliefs and practices that influences on modern health seeking behaviours. Retrieved from:

In Bhutan, Buddhism influences both the daily lives of its people as well as the Government; has strong identity and unity. Has Self-disciples society, rules, loyal and honest to superiors and superiors being benevolences to subordinates. People value gender equality and a culture of interdependence society striving towards gross national happiness.

The Dr. Divad Briggs shared his wisdom and rich experiences on the culture and health systems management; He briefed us on how to integrate the culture and systems management in providing desired results and outcomes. Retrieved from:

At the same time, the students also conducted video conferencing with the Adjunct Professor Dr.David Briggs from Australia mainly to discuss the individual research topic and general feedback on the research pertaining to health system management. The students were given the equal opportunity to share their individual research with the professor in presence of Dr.Phudit, Director of CHSM Naressuan University.

The students presented and discussed in detail the proposed study for the academic purposes. They were given the opportunity to exchange ideas and ideologies of their individual research. The Adjunct professor Dr.David Biggs and Professor Dr. Phudit shared and guided the students to shaped and reshaped the proposed research based on the global, regional and national scenario.

In addition, the professor informed the students to choose the topic that interest the global as well as national agenda and more importantly the study that can make a positive change in the health system management and the benefit to the general population.

Some of the renowned research websites and research tools and techniques were also shared to the students in due course of discussion. Few research topics such as assessment of competencies of the health managers, importance of focusing on SDGs, the role of primary health care, and the noble strategies for the prevention of Non-communicable Diseases were also highlighted. The student will have similar program in March 2017.