In this course, participants examine how to improve access to equitable, quality sexual and Reproductive Health/ HIV and AIDS services with a focus on rights, while improving integration of services as well as voice and participation.
This course is TropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or the Master in Public Health programmes. It is aimed at senior health managers and professionals working in sexual and public health.
Improving access to equitable and quality sexual and reproductive health, including HIV and AIDS related services, is a major priority in global public health. This makes effective organisation of these services critical.
This module puts rights at the centre of SRHR and builds on the best contemporary evidence to critically analyse effective responses across the constituent parts of the health system. It also addresses serious questions on the evolving role of health system in the process of addressing SHR/HIV and AIDS i.e. When, whether or how should the health system lead, follow or facilitate? Participants critically examine synergies and efficiencies, and the trade-offs that need to made in the process of integrating different kinds of services within and without the domain of SRHR.
The module focuses on considerations of equity, voice, accountability and participation in the organisation of responses and services, and concentrates on making services accessible to marginalised groups. This module translates the principles of sound SRHR/HIV and AIDS responses into practice.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- critically analyse various concepts related to sexual and reproductive health and rights within a development context
- explain and present trends and patterns on a range of SRHR issues and analyse the factors driving them
- analyse SRH issues and concepts from a rights based perspective
- identify and discuss principles of context specific best practice and interventions in the area of SRHR
- translate their understanding of SRHR issues and their causes into local and national intervention strategies
- discuss and analyse components of effective SRHR responses; translating evidence into practice
- identify and utilise opportunities for synergies across SRHR programmes and Health systems components
- critically analyse existing SRHR services from the perspective of marginalised and vulnerable communities and provide recommendations on how to enhance voice and equitable access
- evaluate and recommend context appropriate programs and interventions
- Contemporary best practice in effectively responding to SRHR and HIV
- Changing roles and responsibilities of the health sector in response to SRHR and HIV
- Key aspects of programmes, e.g. youth-friendly health services, family planning, safe abortion, quality of care, maternal and newborn health, basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric services, (V)CT services, PMTCT services, ART services
- Opportunities for synergies and considerations for service integration: e.g. PMTCT and FP, FP and sexual health, STI and HIV
- Continuum of Care models for SHRH and HIV and how to organise them
- Reducing stigma and discrimination, and ensuring rights
- Enhancing voice, accountability and participation of marginalised and vulnerable communities in organising responses
- State of the art in effectively responding to SRHR and HIV
- Changing roles and responsibilities of the health sector in responding to SRHR and HIV
- Key aspects of programmes, e.g.: youth-friendly health services, family planning, safe abortion, quality of care, maternal and new born health, basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric services, (V)CT services, PMTCT services, ART services
- Opportunities for synergies and considerations for integrations of services: e.g. PMTCT and FP, FP and sexual health, STI and HIV
- Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant field
- Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries
- Proficiency in spoken and written English
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Last updated October 16, 2015