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5 Results in Epidemiology

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

This course looks at the key issues in the good governance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) responses, including HIV, the complex political and financi ... [+]

What are the key issues in the good governance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) responses, including HIV? How can one negotiate the complex political and financial terrain when developing policies and strategic plans? Maternal health, family planning, adolescent health, abortion and HIV, and the policies and strategies that address these, are among the most internationalized and to some extent politicized of all health issues. In this blended course, that combines classroom sessions with e-learning, you identify SRHR related international agreements, development commitments, and financial mechanisms, and analyze how these influence national policies and plans and vice versa. You will perform an SRHR strategic policy review from a multi-stakeholder perspective, addressing governance and financing structures and their implications for planning and managing the responses.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
May 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

This course for experienced practitioners provides participants with the best and latest knowledge, techniques, and monitoring tools ... [+]

Tracking skills

This course is aimed at senior managers who are fully engaged in the planning, management, and evaluation of health sector reforms in developing countries. These senior managers may be employees in the Ministries of Health, they may work in embassies, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations that cooperate with the Ministries of Health on current health sector reforms.

contents

The new millennium has seen an increase in development aid for health. At the same time, the results, impact, and effectiveness of development assistance have become increasingly important. Ongoing health reforms include new forms of planning and implementation, innovations in terms of cooperation and partnerships. Do the reforms fulfill their objectives? What factors contribute to success, or failure, in a specific context?... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
August 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
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Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in sexual reproductive health policy, including HIV and AIDS, towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches ... [+]

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in sexual reproductive health policy, including HIV and AIDS, towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health.

This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in sexual and reproductive health. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes.

Content

Sexual and reproductive health includes a range of issues that affect the health of women and men at all stages in their lives. Driven by women’s and human rights movements, there has been a shift in the international arena from primarily focusing on population control and safe motherhood towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
March 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
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Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Disease control refers to a broad package of strategies for controlling diseases, from primary prevention, health promotion, and health legislation to screening for early ... [+]

Disease control refers to a broad package of strategies for controlling diseases, from primary prevention, health promotion, and health legislation to screening for early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation. This course is designed to help disease control officers retain the strength of their programmes while moving towards more integrated and sector-wide approaches.

This course is TropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or the Master in Public Health programmes.

In order to choose the right strategies for a specific disease in a given situation, healthcare managers need to understand the context in which a disease arises, the factors contributing to its spread, and the natural course of the disease.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
April 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
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Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

The course gives an introduction to the use of GIS in disease control programmes and provides knowledge and basic skills on how GIS can be used for disease control, focus ... [+]

The course ‘Using GIS in disease control programmes’ jointly organized by KIT and the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) Enschede, combines expertise in geographic information systems and its application in disease control.

The course gives an introduction to the use of GIS in disease control programmes and provides knowledge and basic skills on how GIS can be used for disease control, focusing on the epidemiological assessment of disease burden and the improvement of programmatic planning and management. Participants can choose from a range of practical case studies to tailor the course to their own needs.

Week 1

During the first week in Enschede, participants will be familiarized with key concepts and techniques in GIS, with an emphasis on developing basic software operating skills (ESRI ArcGIS vs 10.1 desktop).... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
June 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
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