Key themes of the course include: concepts of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and Maternal & Neonatal Health (MNH); safe motherhood and strategies to improve MNH and reduce maternal, perinatal and neonatal mortality. The course also covers provision of MNH and RH services, community aspects of MNH, management of family planning programmes and contraception, prevention and management of STIs and HIV, adolescent SRH, gender and health, human rights in relation to SRH, human sexuality and principles of sex education, sexual & gender-based violence, basic epidemiology & statistics, qualitative research methods, program planning & management, quality improvement method and, how to read and appraise a scientific paper.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of strategies to improve Sexual &
Reproductive Health (SRH), including Maternal & Neonatal Health (MNH);
- Articulate strategies for the prevention and control of STIs and challenges in implementation in low-income countries;
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the natural history and
epidemiology of HIV infection and strategies to control HIV/AIDS,
including principles of ARV treatment and approaches to counselling and testing for HIV;
- Provide evidence-based SRH and MNH services and monitor & evaluate such services;
- Apply the concepts of gender and human rights to the provision of equitable SRH and MNH services;
- Appreciate, articulate and address the SRH needs of adolescents and
organize and provide youth-friendly SRH services
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Senior and middle level managers involved in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Neonatal Health.
- Sexual and Reproductive Health concepts;
- Family Planning concept;
- Understanding Maternal and Neonatal Health;
- Management of HIV and AIDS Programs;
- Gender Based Violence;
- Concepts of Human Rights in Health;
- SRH needs of adolescents.