Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Introduction

While health improves globally, many are still being left behind through 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.

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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 Masters 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 centre of excellence in international health and development
  • Accredited by NVAO
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  • English

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Analysing Disrupted Health Systems in Countries in Crisis (ADHS)

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2018 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 organised 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 organisations 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 organised 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: 14-25 August 2017 Course fee: 1810 Euro Early Bird fee: 1540 Euro (if paid before 1 May 2017) Content Participants will be equipped to analyse disrupted health systems in complex emergencies, discuss humanitarian aid and politics, human rights policies, and strategies and plans of key actors. Protracted crises, mainly those labelled ‘complex emergencies’, have a severe impact on health systems and all their constituent parts such as policy development, planning, human resources, financing, management, infrastructure and support systems. Unreliable and incomplete information hampers sound decision making, while fast evolving conditions increase uncertainty. Health professionals often have limited experience analysing the major features and distortions of disrupted health systems. Learning from the successes and failures in health sectors of countries facing similar crises can be difficult because lessons that could be relevant are not always well-documented. This course focuses on analysing disrupted health systems, reviewing their main components, identifying key weaknesses, and discussing policy and strategy options that have been effective... [-]

Analysing Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments (AHS FCE)

Campus Full time 3 weeks March 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course focuses on analyzing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. [+]

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 organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This 10-day residential training programme for health professionals focuses on analysing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. Participants analyze the agenda of key actors and formulate recommendations for adequate health sector strategies, plans and monitoring and evaluation systems. Content Over one billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected environments. Conflict and fragility have a severe and devastating impact on health systems. Unreliable and incomplete information hampers sound decision making, while fast evolving events increase uncertainty. This course focuses on analyzing health systems in fragile and conflict-affected environments, using appropriate tools, and reviews the main system components. This comprehensive analysis considers the bigger challenges that confront health systems in chronic crisis: the damage at all of their levels and in their main components, the limited legitimacy and capacity of national authorities, and the unique opportunities for addressing their main weaknesses and distortions. The course uses case-studies, learning from successes and failures in health sectors of countries experiencing a variety of crises. The course takes a critical look at humanitarian as well as development aid and its politics. Participants analyze the agenda of key actors and formulate recommendations for adequate health sector strategies, plans and monitoring and evaluation systems. This course can be followed... [-]

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

Campus Full time 3 weeks April 2018 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, health care managers need to understand the context in which a disease arises, the factors contributing to its spread, and the natural course of the disease. In this module a number of diseases, both communicable and non-communicable (NCD), are used as models to demonstrate different aspects and principles of disease control. A wide variety of issues relevant to public health are discussed, such as malaria, tuberculosis, nutrition, smoking, as well as refugee health care. Part of this module is carried out through interactive learning in a Virtual Learning Environment. Objectives At the end of the module students will be able to: appraise and interpret research results on the epidemiology of communicable diseases (CDs) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and describe how they can inform relevant decision-making processes about control strategies analyse and critically discuss different approaches and strategies used in disease control and formulate context-appropriate strategies to control one or more CDs and/or NCDs compare and... [-]

Health Policy, Governance and Finance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments (HPGF FCE)

Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 weeks April 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? [+]

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 organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments. Content What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? This course explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance. Participants discuss common patterns and approaches to policy analysis, explore the difficulties of resource allocation mechanisms, and evaluate the challenges of regulating health care provision in a crisis context. You will be exposed to real life examples, learning from successes and failures in rebuilding health sectors. Participants learn to define and explore policy options to address key policy gaps. This course can be followed independently or as part of the Master in Public Health, track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments or as advanced module in the Master in International Health. NFP scholarships For this course and a number of other KIT courses funding from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is available for applicants from NFP countries. See the NFP page for more information. See top of this page for the NFP deadline for this course. Applicants... [-]

Health Policy and Financing (HP&F)

Campus Full time 2 - 3 weeks May 2018 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 decentralisation, 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. As part of this course, students are required to critically read and discuss papers on specific health policy debates in low and middle income countries. Examples of such policy debates include: feasibility of national insurance systems the role of private sector and contracting arrangements and the relationship between decentralisation and equity Content Organisation of aid The major developments in the area of international development finance, including those in the area of aid, debt (relief) and the financial sector The economics behind aid, and the financial crisis the links between these developments and health WTO, intellectual property and TRIPS... [-]

Human Resources for Health (HRH)

Campus Full time 2 weeks February 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course provides knowledge and skills that health care managers, policy makers 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 health care managers, policy makers 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 policy makers and managers improve the performance of the health workforce? How does one plan human resources? How can organisational 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. Policy makers 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 analyse organisational culture and behaviour and to identify appropriate leadership skills. This course addresses the knowledge and skills that policy makers and managers need for human resource planning and management. It provides an overview of the situation of Human Resources for Health (HRH) from a global perspective and subsequently discusses policies, strategies and practices at a national level and at the workplace to address health workforce issues. Topics include rational planning, training, governance and gender, performance retention and motivation and, leadership and organisational change. Objectives... [-]

Mapping inequalities in health using GIS (E-learning)

Online Full time 3 weeks November 2018 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 geo-spatial 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. Interaction between learners and the lecturer will be through e-communication (using the KIT Virtual Grounds and other tools such as Skype).... [-]


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

Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course equips participants with 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 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 maximising 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 staff of embassies, international organisations, or NGOs developing partnerships with Ministries of Health within the scope of current health reforms. Content The new millennium has seen an increase in global aid for health. At the same time there is increasing emphasis on results, impact and aid effectiveness. Ongoing health reforms involve new modes of planning and implementation, new types of partnerships and cooperation. Are the reforms actually achieving their aims? What factors contribute to success or failure in a given context? There is a need to examine whether projects have an impact on population health, and whether the changes can be attributed to a specific intervention. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plays a crucial role in the planning of health sector reforms and policy shifts. At the same time, the sector requires innovative thinking in order to adapt to existing M&E... [-]

Netherlands Course on Global Health and Tropical Medicine (NTC)

Campus Full time 3 months March 2018 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 organisations (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 link. The NTC is jointly organised 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.... [-]


Qualitative Methods in Health Systems Research (HSR)

Campus Full time 3 weeks January 2018 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 utilisation 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 utilisation 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. Participants gain experience in each step of the qualitative research process through the development of their own research proposal, through practical exercises, and by appraising a research proposal. Attention is also paid to enhance the use of research results by policy makers, managers, health care providers, civil society and clients. Objectives At the end of the module/session the participants should be able to: explain the concepts, paradigms and application of and qualitative research methodologies in health systems research clearly formulate research questions based on problem analysis critically appraise each other’s work (i.e. research proposals and results) on its technical and practical merits select and explain an appropriate mix of qualitative research tools to investigate public health issues formulate a feasible, consistent and logical small scale qualitative research proposal propose an outline of a research report and suggest strategies... [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 - 5 weeks April 2018 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 analyse 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 health care 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 ... [-]

Rebuilding resilient health systems in Fragile and conflict-affected environments (RHS FCE)

Campus Full time 2 weeks May 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Rebuilding resilient health systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments addresses the short-term and long-term needs of a fragile state’s health system. [+]

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 organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of health systems in fragile and conflict affected environments. Content While disease outbreaks or high mortality rates must be the short-term focus in many fragile and conflict-affected environments, it is imperative to start planning for the transition to the longer term development of the health system. This dual focus requires addressing the short-term and long-term needs of a fragile state’s health system. How to address these needs? What is the role of the donor agencies in rebuilding resilient health systems? This course explores potential answers, looking critically at what might be seen as best practices from a variety of fragile contexts, in order to equip participants with a set of practical tools to rebuild resilient health systems. Admission criteria a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in medicine, public health, social sciences or related disciplines at least 3 years of work experience in humanitarian action or health systems development, preferably in contexts affected by crisis ability to complete 28 hours of pre-course assignment proven proficiency in English [-]

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

Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 weeks April 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course looks at the 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 SRHRrelated international agreements, development commitments and financial mechanisms, and analyse 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. 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. There are scholarships available from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme for this course. [-]

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

Campus Full time 3 weeks March 2018 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. In addition to maternal and neonatal, health, family planning and other aspects of reproductive health, sexual health is key. Both HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have a dramatic impact on the social and economic circumstances of both individuals and societies. Improvements in sexual and reproductive health require more than a biomedical response; effective responses focus to gender roles, identities, social norms, values and address deep taboos. These factors all contribute substantially to the type of interventions that health managers and professionals need to provide. The module explores the causes, consequences and patterns of across a range of SRH issues: sexual health, family planning, infertility , antenatal, perinatal, postpartum health, newborn health, abortion, adolescent health,... [-]

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

Campus Full time 3 weeks May 2018 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 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. Objectives At the end of the course,... [-]

Using Geographic Information Systems in disease control programs (GIS)

Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2018 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). Topics include: Data collection and formats, including coordination systems, projections and geo-referencing Data storage and processing Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) Geo-spatial data mapping, geo-visualization and data interpretation. Important issues are the spatial and temporal characteristics of health data, design, collection of spatial (baseline) data and geo-visualization. Week 2 The second week, held at KIT in Amsterdam, provides an opportunity to apply and extend the GIS skills that have been learned in the first week. The course will address specific topics in disease epidemiology, in disease patterns in space and time, and in planning and evaluation of disease control programmes. Participants will work independently or in small groups on case studies using source data provided. The level of... [-]

Master

Master in International Health (MIH)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years March 2018 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. [+]

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 programme, 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 programme 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 programme 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Because you can design your own program, the MIH prepares you optimally for your desired field of work – whether that be child health, HIV and AIDS, maternal health, disaster settings, research, health policy, human resources or another area. The program can be completed within 1 to 5 years, depending on your availability. The MIH is organized by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) Course Objectives... [-]

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

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 inspring 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 specialisations: MPH Track in Health Systems Policy and Management. MPH Track in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. MPH Track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments. 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. Course Objectives The MPH/ICHD is designed to develop the capacity of senior health managers to use an integrated,... [-]

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