Utrecht, Netherlands

Reproductive & Maternal Health: A Global Perspective

when 12 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 750

This summer course 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 / Wilhelmina 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)

*This course will take measurements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, depending on the national guidelines at the time of the course. Depending on the measurements, this course may provide online options with adjusted fees. A more detailed description will follow.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Kitty Bloemenkamp

Target group

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.

Fee info

EUR 750: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing fee (optional)

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