This executive short course is an intensive training, given by academic staff and humanitarian practitioners, which focuses on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in humanitarian crises, using specific methods and tools. This course is delivered in partnership with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The overall objective of the course is to allow mid-level or senior managers to develop an understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues in emergencies and to provide them with skills to coordinate the implementation of a minimum set of sexual and reproductive health interventions at the onset of an emergency and as an integral part of health assistance programmes.
A printable “course-at-a-glance” document is available here.
Objectives of the course
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Advocate for sexual and reproductive health in emergencies
- Describe how an emergency situation, caused by for example conflict or disaster, affects reproductive health needs
- Apply core concepts and techniques provided in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for SRH in Crises
- Apply coordination skills for the implementation of the MISP
- Draw implications for addressing SRH for communities in crisis in their own country context.
Around 50 hours of work for the whole course, including:
• Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching (lectures, group work, etc.)
• Approximately 30 hours of self-study time
Structure of the course
- Overview and coordination of SRH in crisis
- Communication and advocacy
- Gender-based violence
- Coordinating maternal and newborn health
- Family planning
- HIV prevention and programming
- Coordinating abortion care
- Logistics, monitoring and evaluation
Course fees are 1,500 CHF. This does not cover travel, accommodation or living costs.
How to register
Information on how to enroll can be found at https://humanitarianstudies.ch/application/.