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 and interdisciplinary 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).

Accreditation points for this course are granted both by the KNOV (Dutch Association for Midwives) and the AIGT (Arts Internationale Gezondheid en Tropengeneeskunde) 

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).

Lecturers will include (among others):

- Prof. Dr. Kitty Bloemenkamp
- Prof. Dr. Jelle Stekelenburg
- Prof. Dr. Tarek Meguid
- Prof. Dr. Jos Van Roosmalen
- WHO representatives
- Dr. Joyce L. Browne
- Dr. Marcus J. Rijken
- Dr. Thomas Van der Akker
- Dr. Gunilla Kleiverda

Target audience

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

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

Costs

Course fee
€ 750.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

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

*As defined by the World Bank. Please note: participants who join through the KA107 grant, pay the full fee.

A reduction of the course fee to 500 euros (excluding housing) applies for:
- Medical students
- Midwifery students
- Participants from low- and middle-income countries: 500 euro

When combining this course with another Global Health summer course (Challenges of Global Health or Global Surgery or Child Health: a Global Perspective), you will receive a discount of €100 on each course.

Scholarships

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

Application

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

  • C.V.

More information

Dr. Joyce Browne, globalmaternalhealth@umcutrecht.nl

Recommended combinations
Child Health: A Global Perspective
Global Surgery
Challenges in Global Health

Registration

Application deadline: 15 June 2019