Diploma in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
Participants in these course study ways to enhance rights-based, equitable access to sexual and reproductive health/HIV and AIDS services while enhancing service integration, voice, and involvement.
A top objective in global public health is expanding access to equitable and high-quality services for sexual and reproductive health, particularly those related to HIV and AIDS. Because of this, it is crucial that these services are organized well.
In order to critically assess effective responses across the various components of the health system, this module places rights at the core of SRHR and builds on the best available contemporary data. It also discusses important issues such as when, whether, and how a health system should adapt to deal with SHR/HIV and AIDS. It also addresses serious questions on the evolving role of a 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 be 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 organization of responses and services, and concentrates on making services accessible to marginalized groups. This module translates the principles of sound SRHR/HIV and AIDS responses into practice.
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 organize them
Reducing stigma and discrimination, and ensuring rights
Enhancing voice, accountability, and participation of marginalized and vulnerable communities in organizing 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 newborn 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
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
critically analyze 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 analyze the factors driving them
analyze 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
This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in their respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group work, and case studies.
Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued a certificate.
- Lectures 0
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- Duration 24 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
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