Netherlands, Utrecht

Reproductive & Maternal Health: a Global Perspective

when 9 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 750

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 ( in collaboration with the Dutch Working Party for Safe Motherhood and International Reproductive Health (

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.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Kitty Bloemenkamp

Target group

- Master’s level students (Medical/global health/public health/biomedical sciences)
- Medical doctors 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.

Fee info

EUR 750: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing

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