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Reproductive & Maternal Health: A Global Perspective

Utrecht University

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.

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 / Wilhemina Children's Hospital in collaboration with the Dutch Working Party for Safe Motherhood and International Reproductive Health.

Interview with Marcus Rijken, one of the organizers of the 2018 edition download
Location Utrecht, Netherlands
15 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
level Master / Graduate
Credits 1.5 ECTS
Program fee 750 EUR
Accommodation fee 200 EUR
Extra information about the fee:
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.
Application deadline 15 April 2019
Entry requirements:
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).
Contact information:
Dr. Joyce Browne