The high burden of HIV and other STI and the high rates of maternal mortality have put reproductive health at the top of the public health agenda. The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo put the discussion of “population control” in a broader development context, focusing on women’s rights and the provision of integrated “reproductive health services”.
The Institute is an internationally recognized centre of excellence for research, training and interventions in HIV/AIDS and other STI.
The course is intended for health professionals and scientists involved in, or responsible for, reproductive health programmes, including HIV/STI, family planning or sate motherhood and draws on the unique expertise of the Institute and its collaborating centres. It combines in-depth knowledge of specific diseases with extensive experience in the organization and evaluation of health services.
1. COURSE PROGRAMME
Students receive up-to-date training in specific reproductive health problems, as well as the necessary elements for the formulation, management and evaluation of control strategies. The focus is on the appraisal of the public health importance of reproductive health and the development of specific control methods, with an emphasis on integrated strategies and intersectoral collaboration.
The main themes covered include:
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Family planning and unsafe abortion
- Maternal health
- Project Cycle Management & Logical Framework
After completion of the course, participants will have learned how to:
- Assess the importance of the different aspects of reproductive health problems at national or more local level and critically appraise possible strategies in reproductive health
- Formulate and prioritize specific strategies related to reproductive health within the framework of the existing health system
- Implement those strategies within existing health structures, focusing accessibility, affordability and sustainability
- Monitor and evaluate reproductive health programmes
- To integrate the acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes to reproductive health problem-solving in their working context.
2. TEACHING METHODS
Teaching consists of interactive lectures, seminars, discussions and practical sessions. There is a strong emphasis on case studies and practical exercises involving participants in the design of control programmes appropriate to their country of origin. Small group sessions are a substantial part of the course.
ITM staff, all experienced specialists in their field, are the major contributors to the course. A number of internationally known experts from other academic institutions and international organizations will be invited to complement specific areas of expertise.
3. EVALUATION AND DIPLOMA
Individual progress, i.e. oral communication skills, participation in discussion and teamwork, is being assessed continuously. At the end of the course students present the results of their personal project in a poster format which is evaluated on content, methodology and format. Students receive a Certificate of the International Course on Planning and Management of Reproductive Health Programmes.
4. THE DURATION OF THE TRAINING
The course takes place at the Institute of Tropical Medicine and lasts 10 weeks from March until May.
5. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Candidates should be proficient in epidemiology, statistics and public health. A Master of Public Health degree (MPH) or a similar training is an asset.
The course language is either French or English, alternating yearly. Please consult the overview table. A good knowledge of the course language, certified by an accredited test or equivalent is required. Participants in the French course are also expected to have a working knowledge of English.
This course has been accredited as an advanced module within the tropED Masters in International Health (MIH) with 12 ECTS credits.
7. TUITION FEE AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The registration fee should be transferred into the ITM’s account nr. 220-0531111-72 (Fortis, Warandeberg 3, 1000 Brussel), BIC/SWIFT: GEBABEBB, IBAN BE 38 2200 5311 1172. Bank charges are at the applicant’s expense.
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