Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Summer Institute in Reproductive Health & Development at Johns Hopkins, USA, June 1-12, 2009

The Gates Institute is hosting a two-week course entitled, “Reproductive Health and Development: Analytic Skills for Policies and Programs” at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, June 1-12, 2009. This course is aimed at mid-career professionals working in population, reproductive health and development programs in developing countries.

This course will introduce participants to contemporary population, reproductive health and development issues, measures and indicators. Participants complete data-driven exercises that strengthen their analytic and interpretive skills to understand linkages between demographic change, sexual and reproductive health outcomes, and economic and social development. Seminar topics include population dynamics, poverty alleviation and health inequities; gender equity and development; nutrition over the life span; reproductive health dynamics of birth spacing and birth outcomes, family and economic impacts, sexually transmitted infection patterns and service integration models. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss global population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health measures and associated development changes
  • Explain linkages between population change, reproductive health changes and socioeconomic development
  • Identify data sources for, calculate and apply key measures and indicators of population, reproductive health and development
  • Interpret data to make informed policy or program decisions
  • Use analytic tools including but not limited to Spectrum, Stat Compiler, and STATA
A limited amount of financial support is available from The Gates Institute for highly qualified individuals from developing countries depending on funding availability. The application deadline is February 20, 2009.

The PPD ARO is happy to review PCCs’ application materials, as well as write a letter of recommendation for the program and for funding from the Gates Institute. For assistance or more information, email ppdafrica@gmail.com

For more information on the program, visit:

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