Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Introduction

While health improves globally, many are still being left behind by inequality. At KIT Health, we are committed to help narrow this gap. With a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, educators and advisors we are an innovative player in international and public health. KIT (Royal Tropical Institute) equips health professionals to address public health challenges around the world. We offer master programs and advanced courses at our training facilities in Amsterdam and through e-learning. In addition, we conduct regional, tailor-made training programs in countries around the world. By bringing together people from different countries and regions, KIT’s international courses create a forum for linking and exchanging experiences among a broad range of development practitioners. Front

Impact: Leaders in global health

Our training programs respond to current global developments in the health field. KIT’s courses are known for their practical applicability, the multidisciplinary approach, and the interactive, participatory training methods. Our training programs are aimed at developing effective leaders that that create impact in their home countries. Alumni of KIT obtain higher positions after graduating and contribute to health policy at district, regional and national level. They also pass on their knowledge to colleagues and local health professionals, and by teaching at universities and training institutes. As such we have a broad-based impact. In the past fifty years, over 3000 health professionals have studied at KIT. We are proud to be part of their professional journey in becoming leaders in health around the globe. Accreditation KIT’s Master's courses are given in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and are accredited the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO www.nvao.com). In addition, advanced courses are all accredited by tropEd, an international network of institutions for higher education in international health.

Why study at KIT?

  • Up-to-date approach to complex public health issues
  • Practice-oriented
  • Exchange between disciplines
  • Interactive education
  • Development of personal and professional competencies
  • Network building
  • Personal tutoring
  • Participants from diverse backgrounds and countries
  • Teaching by highly qualified specialists
  • Positively reviewed by tropEd
  • KIT: international center of excellence in international health and development
  • Accredited by NVAO

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Programs

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Master of Public Health - International Course in Health Development (MPH/ICHD)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The International Course in Health Development (MPH/ICHD) is an annual twelve-month Master of Public Health program organized by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Specialisations in: Health Systems Policy and Management, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments. [+]

Master of Public Health/International Course in Health Development (MPH/ICHD)

Do you want to study in an inspiring environment and get updated on the newest developments in public health? Discuss health problems and exchange experiences with a group of like-minded health professionals from Mexico to Myanmar, from Canada to China, from Afghanistan to Zambia? Then come and study in our magnificent building in the heart of Amsterdam! Our Master of Public Health offers the following specializations:

MPH Track in Health Systems Policy and Management. MPH Track in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

The International Course in Health Development (MPH/ICHD) is an annual twelve-month Master of Public Health program organized by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Health systems in developing countries face a wide range of challenges: inequalities in health and health care; the overwhelming problems posed by the HIV pandemic; health sector reforms; a call for equity and poverty reduction; epidemiological and demographic transitions with their double burden of disease; new partnerships with donors and other institutions through sector-wide approaches and Global Funds; the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals; and a focus on quality of services and evidence-based public health. Providing an effective response to these issues requires well-trained professionals able to solve complex public health problems systematically and using a multisectoral approach.... [-]


Netherlands Course on Global Health and Tropical Medicine (NTC)

Campus Full time 3 months March 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Netherlands Course on Global Health and Tropical Medicine or Nederlandse Tropen Cursus (NTC) provides essential preparation for medical doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals who intend to work in low- and middle-income countries or societies. [+]

The Netherlands Course on Global Health and Tropical Medicine or Nederlandse Tropen Cursus (NTC) provides essential preparation for medical doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals who intend to work in low- and middle-income countries or societies. Participants may be preparing to work in a district hospital at the first level of referral or intend to participate in health care projects with non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The NTC can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health course (MIH). In the Netherlands, the NTC forms part of a post-graduate training programme for physicians leading to a diploma in tropical medicine. For more information, go to www.nvtg.org. For health professionals who want to go abroad for a short period, it is also possible to follow separate sessions of the NTC course. For more information follow the link. The NTC is jointly organized by the Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre (VU) in Amsterdam, the University Hospital of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and KIT (Royal Tropical Institute ) and is NVAO accredited.... [-]


Master in International Health (MIH)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years March 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Master in International Health (MIH) aims to develop the capacity of health professionals planning to work at the interface of international organizations and national health systems. It is a flexible program with options for fulltime or parttime study.

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If you are a health professional (for example medical doctor, nurse, midwife) and you aspire to develop or-/ boost your career in international health, then the Master in International Health (MIH) is designed for you. This Master in International Health is a flexible program, allowing for full-time or part-time study. It consists of a core course, advanced modules, and a research project submitted as a thesis. The program can be completed within 1 to 5 years, depending on your availability. The MIH is organised by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). You can choose from hundreds of accredited advanced modules from the TropEd network. This way you can design a program that fits your individual interests and future plans. You study with like-minded professionals from all over the world and exchange knowledge and experience. Study at KIT results in lifelong friendships and contacts across the world.... [-]


Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment (M&E) Course

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course equips participants with the up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools enabling them to answer such questions as What models, frameworks, and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders? [+]

This advanced practitioners course equips participants with the up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools enabling them to answer such questions as:

What models, frameworks, and tools are suitable for a specific evaluation? How to balance the perspectives of different stakeholders?

Monitoring and evaluation skills are essential tools for working in a dynamic development environment. They aid decision making and lead to improvements in project impact through maximizing the learnings available.

This course is designed for senior managers who are actively involved in planning, management, and evaluation of health sector reforms in developing countries. These senior managers might be either working in Ministries of Health, or they may be the staff of embassies, international organizations, or NGOs developing partnerships with Ministries of Health within the scope of current health reforms.... [-]


Using Geographic Information Systems in disease control programs (GIS)

Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The course gives an introduction to the use of GIS in disease control programmes and provides knowledge and basic skills on how GIS can be used for disease control, focusing on the epidemiological assessment of disease burden and the improvement of programmatic planning and management. [+]

The course ‘Using GIS in disease control programmes’ jointly organized by KIT and the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) Enschede, combines expertise in geographic information systems and its application in disease control.

The course gives an introduction to the use of GIS in disease control programmes and provides knowledge and basic skills on how GIS can be used for disease control, focusing on the epidemiological assessment of disease burden and the improvement of programmatic planning and management. Participants can choose from a range of practical case studies to tailor the course to their own needs.

Week 1

During the first week in Enschede, participants will be familiarized with key concepts and techniques in GIS, with an emphasis on developing basic software operating skills (ESRI ArcGIS vs 10.1 desktop).... [-]


Analysing Disrupted Health Systems in Countries in Crisis (ADHS)

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This 10-day residential training programme for health professionals focuses on the analysis of health systems in countries affected by or recovering from, protracted crisis. It is organized jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children and the World Health Organisation (WHO). [+]

If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organizations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you.

This 10-day residential training programme for health professionals focuses on the analysis of health systems in countries affected by or recovering from, protracted crisis. It is organized jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Location and dates

Amsterdam, the Netherlands: 19-30 August 2019

Course fee: 1960 EuroEarly Bird fee: 1660 Euro (if paid before 1 May 2019)... [-]


Control Strategies for Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases (CCND)

Campus Full time 3 weeks April 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Disease control refers to a broad package of strategies for controlling diseases, from primary prevention, health promotion, and health legislation to screening for early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation. This course is designed to help disease control officers retain the strength of their programmes while moving towards more integrated and sector-wide approaches. [+]

Disease control refers to a broad package of strategies for controlling diseases, from primary prevention, health promotion, and health legislation to screening for early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation. This course is designed to help disease control officers retain the strength of their programmes while moving towards more integrated and sector-wide approaches.

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.

In order to choose the right strategies for a specific disease in a given situation, healthcare managers need to understand the context in which a disease arises, the factors contributing to its spread, and the natural course of the disease.... [-]


Course in Health Policy and Financing (HP&F)

Campus Full time 2 - 3 weeks May 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics, and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. [+]

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics, and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems.

This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in healthcare financing. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes.

Content

This module takes an in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics, and health financing. Among these are the vital discussion points of decentralization, the public-private mix, international finance of health goods, aid effectiveness, TRIPS, community participation, health insurance and governance of health systems. The influence that certain actors, such as the international donor community and consumer groups, have on the health policy agenda is explored, and recent influential reports concerning health policy are discussed.... [-]


Course in Human Resources for Health (HRH)

Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course provides knowledge and skills that healthcare managers, policymakers, and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, strategies, and practices at a national and workplace level to address health workforce issues. [+]

This course provides knowledge and skills that healthcare managers, policymakers, and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, strategies, and practices at a national and workplace level to address health workforce issues.

This course is tropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes.

Content

How can policymakers and managers improve the performance of the health workforce? How does one plan human resources? How can organizational development contribute to the performance of health workers?

The quality of health service delivery depends largely on the availability and performance of qualified personnel, aided by sufficient facilities, equipment, and drugs. Policymakers and managers can influence the performance of health workers by using carefully formulated and implemented human resources for health policies and strategies developed in consultation with stakeholders. In order to enhance workforce performance, policy makers and managers also need to be able to analyze organizational culture and behavior and to identify appropriate leadership skills.... [-]


Course in Mapping inequalities in health using GIS (E-learning)

Online Full time 3 weeks November 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The aim of the course is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills enabling them to use of GIS as a tool for improved planning and performance of disease control. [+]

The aim of the course is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills enabling them to use of GIS as a tool for improved planning and performance of disease control. Special attention is given to data-management requirements and how routine program data incorporated into GIS system can be effectively utilized to strengthen program management. Participants will be introduced to space-time analysis of epidemiological data, risk mapping, and geospatial access analysis.

This module is an online learning course. The facilitation of the learning experience is conducted exclusively via a Moodle-based virtual learning environment (virtualgrounds.kit.nl), which will contain all learning materials. An interaction between learners and the lecturer will be through e-communication (using the KIT Virtual Grounds and other tools such as Skype).... [-]


Course in Qualitative Methods in Health Systems Research (HSR)

Campus Full time 3 weeks January 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course focuses on qualitative health systems research. Participants gain experience in each step of the qualitative research process and learn ways to enhance the utilization of research results. [+]

This course focuses on qualitative health systems research. Participants gain experience in each step of the qualitative research process and learn ways to enhance the utilization of research results.

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.

Content

Policy makers, managers and service providers in the health system need to be able to select appropriate research methods to better understand and address the problems they face. This course specifically focuses on qualitative health systems research. The course also discusses which methods should be used to answer different health system research questions.... [-]


Course in Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights including HIV and AIDS (SRHR incl. HIV AIDS)

Campus Full time 3 weeks March 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in sexual reproductive health policy, including HIV and AIDS, towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health. [+]

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in sexual reproductive health policy, including HIV and AIDS, towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health.

This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in sexual and reproductive health. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes.

Content

Sexual and reproductive health includes a range of issues that affect the health of women and men at all stages in their lives. Driven by women’s and human rights movements, there has been a shift in the international arena from primarily focusing on population control and safe motherhood towards more inclusive and rights-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health.... [-]


Course in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights: Organising Effective Responses (SRHResp)

Campus Full time 3 weeks May 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

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. [+]

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 the effective organization of these services critical.... [-]


Rebuilding Disrupted Health Systems (E-learning) (RDHS-E)

Campus Full time 2 - 5 weeks April 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This e-learning course strengthens you to address health system challenges in complex emergencies and fragile states. [+]

This e-learning course strengthens you to address health system challenges in complex emergencies and fragile states. To prepare you for improving these challenging situations we will analyze roles and strategies of key actors, humanitarian aid and politics, and human rights policies. You will thus become able to develop context-specific strategies for rebuilding disrupted health systems.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

Analyse the challenges of regulating healthcare provision in fragile and conflict-affected environments Discuss governance challenges and the key issues while addressing them in fragile and conflict-affected environments Analyse the challenges of allocating limited resources in fragile and conflict-affected environments Identify policy and implementation gaps and discuss options to address these in fragile and conflict-affected environments Develop context-specific strategies to address challenges in rebuilding health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments Online learning ... [-]

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Policy, Governance and Financing (SRHR POL)

Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 weeks April 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course looks at the key issues in the good governance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) responses, including HIV, the complex political and financial terrain when developing policies and strategic plans? Maternal health, family planning, adolescent health, abortion and HIV, and the policies and strategies that address these, are among the most internationalized and to some extent politicized of all health issues. [+]

What are the key issues in the good governance of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) responses, including HIV? How can one negotiate the complex political and financial terrain when developing policies and strategic plans? Maternal health, family planning, adolescent health, abortion and HIV, and the policies and strategies that address these, are among the most internationalized and to some extent politicized of all health issues. In this blended course, that combines classroom sessions with e-learning, you identify SRHR related international agreements, development commitments, and financial mechanisms, and analyze how these influence national policies and plans and vice versa. You will perform an SRHR strategic policy review from a multi-stakeholder perspective, addressing governance and financing structures and their implications for planning and managing the responses.... [-]


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