Disciplines

Reproductive & Maternal Health: a Global Perspective

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Medicine
Course code
M43
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 750.00
Level
Master
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This summer school will provide a comprehensive overview about women’s reproductive and maternal health around the world. Topics discussed in this course represent critical health challenges and strategies to improve reproductive and maternal health outcomes.

This course is organized by the UMC Utrecht / Wilhemina Children's Hospital (www.globalhealth.eu) in collaboration with the Dutch Working Party for Safe Motherhood and International Reproductive Health (www.safemotherhood.nl).

How can we reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality? What is the role of reproductive health services such as contraceptives, safe abortion and infertility treatment? How do societal factors affect women’s health outcomes, including social determinants, gender dynamics and human rights? What is the impact of cervical cancers on the health of women of reproductive age around the world? What interventions work, and how do national and international policies impact outcomes? How do the Sustainable Development Goals relate to maternal and reproductive health issues?'

These questions and many more will be discussed during the summer school with an international group of participants and faculty.

This course is organized by the UMC Utrecht (www.globalhealth.eu) in collaboration with the Dutch Working Party for Safe Motherhood and International Reproductive Health (www.safemotherhood.nl).

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Prof. Dr. Kitty Bloemenkamp

Lecturers

This course is organized by the UMC Utrecht (www.globalhealth.eu) in collaboration with the Dutch Working Party for Safe Motherhood and International Reproductive Health (www.safemotherhood.nl).


- Prof. Dr. Kitty Bloemenkamp

- Dr. Joyce L. Browne

- Dr. Marcus J. Rijken

- Prof. Dr. Jelle Stekelenburg

- Dr. Thomas Van der Akker

- Dr. Ank de Jonge

- Prof.Dr. Jos Van Roosmalen

- Dr. Gunilla Kleiverda

- Prof. Dr. Tarek Meguid

- Representatives of the WHO

- And many others, the full list of lectures will become available from April 2018 onwards.

Target audience

- Master’s level students (Medical/global health/public health/biomedical sciences/midwifery)
- Medical doctors, midwives and health researchers with an interest in women’s health in a global context.

Course aim

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss key challenges in reproductive and maternal health globally.
- Provide a comprehensive overview of strategies to improve reproductive and maternal health outcomes.
- Discuss the role of the Sustainable Development Goals, social determinants, gender dynamics, human rights and policy to improve reproductive and maternal health outcomes.
- Collaborate effectively within international group of participants and faculty.

Study load

Fulltime

Fee

Course fee for medical and midwifery students and participants from low- and middle-income countries: 500 euro (excluding housing). € 750.00
Housing € 200.00 , through Utrecht Summer School

Course fee for medical and midwifery students and participants from low- and middle-income countries: 500 euro (excluding housing).

Scholarships

For medical students and participants from low- and middle-income countries: 250 euro. Total course fee = 500 euro (excluding housing)

Required documents

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:
C.V.

More information

Dr. Joyce Browne

E: globalhealth@umcutrecht.nl

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Registration

Application deadline: 15 May 2018