Awards

The JPT Family Trust Medical Science Award

The Royal Society for Asian Affairs administers the JPT Family Trust Medical Science Award. These awards, open to individuals aged 21-30 are supported by long-standing members of the RSAA who have a special interest in medical science and practice in challenging environments. The aim of the awards is to encourage purposeful travel in Asia by medical students and junior doctors.

In light of the difficulties of international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, awards are not currently being offered.

Recipients

Trauma care, Myanmar

Paediatrics, Nepal

Hepatitis, Mongolia

Reproductive Health in Malaysia

China: differences between its & UK’s healthcare

India: diabetic retinopathy

Bhutan: paediatric surgery

Indonesia: anti-microbial prescribing

Palestinian occupied territories: opthamology

India: Travel to Ladakh and Himalayas with Himalayan Health Exchange (HHE) to improve local well-being through public health strategies and primary care clinics.

Cambodia: To undertake a research project in malaria control

Vietnam & Taiwan: A four-week placement at the Ho Chi Minh Hospital for Infectious Diseases (HTD) and a three-week placement in the oncology department at the National Taiwan University Hospital

Pakistan: To explore systemic health-care issues alongside the culture and religion and how they all interact with one another. To find out the strengths and limitations of foreigner-led charity medical services and what difference such services can make to the women of the society, who are often reckoned as second-class citizens due to cultural or religious reasons.

Jordan: to observe and describe the provision of palliative care in the Middle East

India: Clinical and Research Placement at Christian Medical College, Vellore

India: Study into sex workers healthcare in Maharashtra

India: Conduct a survey of pre-hospital care received by spinal cord injured patients in a specialist spinal hospital in New Delhi

Iran: The Influence of Iranian Lifestyle and History on the Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis

Nepal: Explore the differences in healthcare needs and provision across the varied landscape of Nepal

Cambodia: Attend the Cambodia Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) to view and experience a range of surgical procedures

Mongolia: Evaluation of the effect of medical education

Japan: Comparing the characteristics of Japanese suicide and British suicide attempters from comparable tertiary healthcare centres of all ages

Malaysia: Confusion: prevalence of dementia, delirium, depression and anxiety in hospital elderly, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Vietnam: Adult & paediatric infectious diseases: research into Klebsiella pneumoniae oropharyngeal carriage in rural and urban populations.

India: Qualitative survey re reasons of early removal of copper interuterine devices amongst Adivas women in Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Cambodia: Demographic health survey of Katchcam Village, Lumphat District, Ratakiri, Cambodia.

Cambodia: Demographic health survey of Katchcam Village, Lumphat District, Ratakiri, Cambodia.

Various: joint project comparing end-of-life care in widely differing countries and situations

Various: joint project comparing end-of-life care in widely differing countries and situations

Malaysia: study of the helminth carriage in children living in rural villages in Sarawak

Various: to gain insight into how healthcare & conservation can work synergistically for local healthcare.

Latest Recipients

2020
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