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Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights: Organizing Effective Responses (SRHResp)

KIT (Royal Tropical Institute)

Certificate / Diploma Short course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary Improving access to equitable, quality Sexual and Reproductive Health/ HIV and AIDS services. Focus on rights. Integration of services. Voice and participation. Translation of principles into practice
Course description Improving access to equitable and quality sexual and Reproductive Health, including HIV and AIDS related services is high on the global public health agenda. Effectively organising these services is a critical element of health systems’ function. This module looks at ‘rights’ as being central in sexual and reproductive health. This module builds on the state of the art evidence to critically analyse effective responses across building blocks of the health system. The module also factors-in discussions on the evolving role of health system in the process ie where the health system should lead, where it should facilitate, and where it should follow. The module critically examines synergies and efficiencies to be gained, and the trade-offs that need to made in the process, when integrating different kinds of services; vertical within the SRHR domain and also across other domains. The module focuses on bringing in equity considerations, enhancing voice, accountability and participation into the organisation of responses and services, with a focus on making services accessible to marginalised groups. This module translates principles of sound SRHR and HIV/AIDS responses into practice
Study subjects State of the art in effective response to SRHR and HIV. Synergies and integration of services. Key aspects of programs, eg: youth-friendly services, safe abortion, quality of care, maternal and new born health, emergency obstetric services, (V)CT /PMTCT/ ART services. Continuum of Care models. Reducing stigma and discrimination. Enhancing voice and participation of marginalized communities.
Course objectives Analyse components of effective SRHR responses; translating evidence into practice. Utilize opportunities for synergies across SRHR programs and Health Systems Components. Analyse existing SRHR services from perspective of marginalized communities and provide recommendations how to enhance voice and equitable access. Evaluate and recommend context appropriate programs and interventions.
ECTS credits 4.50
Duration 15 day(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, self study, tutorial
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) ICHD module, CROHO code 70047
Information about the institution KIT is a not-for-profit knowledge and expertise organisation for international and intercultural cooperation. Through master programmes, short courses and institutional support, KIT equips health professionals to be leaders in addressing public health challenges around the world. KIT has offered training programs on international public health since 1963. Currently this includes two International Masters Programs and a wide range of short courses and online courses. The courses respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, the multidisciplinary approach and the interactive, participatory training methods. Courses at KIT are followed by health professionals from all over the world. KIT’s Masters courses are given in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and are accredited the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). In addition advanced courses are all accredited by TropEd, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.


Admission requirements
  1. Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area. Health related.
  2. Three years of relevant work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries. Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Language requirements
IELTS listening 6.0
IELTS overall band 6.0
IELTS reading 6.0
IELTS speaking 6.0
IELTS writing 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 5.5
Professional experience required -
Duration 15 day(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
14 Apr 2020 14 Feb 2020 14 Feb 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2170n.a.n.a.

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