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Updated April 13, 2006

May 15-26, 2006, Ann Arbor, USA
Summer Certificate Course in International Population and Reproductive Health
This intensive, two-week session is offered by the University of Michigan to help prepare new professionals, graduate students, and practitioners for work in the field of international population, family planning, and reproductive health. The course introduces participants to the context, tools, and programming strategies that form the foundation of work in global population and reproductive health.The course focuses on three main skill areas: needs assessment, strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluation. Participants will examine health disparities and donor priorities, as well as analyze health program data, case studies, and programming practices currently employed in resource-poor countries.
For more information, please contact:
The University of Michigan, Population Fellows Programs, Attention: Summer Certificate Course, 1214 South University, 2nd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2548, USA
Telephone: (734) 763-9456; Fax: (734) 647-0643; Email: [email protected]

May 30-June 29, 2006, Honolulu, United States
Communicating with Policymakers about Population and Health
This five-week workshop is part of The East-West Center's 37th annual Summer Seminar on Population. The objective is to increase the use of research findings and professional knowledge and experience to improve population and health policies and programs. In plenary and small group sessions, participants will explore the policy process and successful strategies for policy change; design a strategy to communicate their own research findings to policymakers; use electronic and print media to obtain research results and other information that support policy implications drawn from their own research; and develop skills for communicating with policymakers, both directly and through the media.
For more information, please contact:
Eugene Alexander, East-West Center, Population and Health Studies, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii
96848-1601, USA
Telephone: 1-808-944-7332; Email: [email protected]

May 30-June 29, 2006, Honolulu, United States
From Analysis to Action: Advocating for Effective HIV Responses
This five-week workshop is part of The East-West Center's 37th annual Summer Seminar on Population. Family Health International, the POLICY Project, and the East-West Center have launched the A2 project with support from USAID. A2, which stands for the Analysis and Advocacy Project, seeks to synergistically link careful analysis of local data on HIV/AIDS with energetic advocacy to communities and national and international decision-makers. This workshop introduces the A2 process and discusses the implications for the rest of the region of analyses conducted in Bangladesh, China, Thailand, and Vietnam. The workshop will focus on understanding Asian epidemics, constructing policy scenarios and analyses, identifying the key decision-makers, building advocacy networks, and using these networks effectively to implement an advocacy strategy to improve national responses. Workshop participants will work with the latest tools for policy analysis in Asia—including the Asian Epidemic Model and the Goals model—to analyze their local situations and prepare advocacy action plans and materials for their own countries.
For more information, please contact:
Eugene Alexander, East-West Center, Population and Health Studies, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii
96848-1601, USA
Telephone: 1-808-944-7332; Email: [email protected]

June 5-23 2006, Baltimore, United States
Making a Difference in Infectious Disease, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health
This three-week workshop is the 20th Leadership in Health Communication workshop offered by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs. Guided by international health experts, participants will explore the elements of effective behavior development communication and advocacy programs. The workshop combines theory and experiential learning in multi-track sessions in three core areas: infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis and malaria; HIV/AIDS; and reproductive health
For more information, please contact:
Lolita Carter-Ross, Course Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, 111 Market Place, Suite 900, Baltimore , Maryland 21202-4012, USA
Telephone: (410) 659-6300; Fax: (410) 659-2693; Email: [email protected]

August 14-25, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Poverty Reduction, Reproductive Health and Health Sector Reform
Sponsored by The World Bank Institute 's Human Development Group, this two-week course explores key elements in designing efficient, equitable, and financially sustainable population policies and reproductive health programs in the context of health sector reform and Millennium Development Goals. Participants will explore how the changing international and national policy environments affect their work in population and reproductive health and will identify the linkages among health, gender, and poverty.
For more information, please contact:
Lan Joo, Course Coordinator, World Bank Institute, Human Development Group, 1818 H Street, N.W. MSN J3-302, Washington, DC 20433, USA
Telephone: +1 202 473 4805; Fax:+1 202 676 0961; Email: [email protected]

Centre for International Health Studies, Queen Margaret University College
Masters Programs in Social Development and Health, International Health, and Population and Reproductive Health
Edinburgh, Scotland,, and
These three one-year masters programs are offered by the Centre for International Health Studies, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh. In addition to the core program of modules, specialist electives are available in such areas as Project Design and Management; Policy and Practice in Complex Emergencies; HIV and Development; Psychosocial Interventions; and Gender, Health, and Development. Qualified applicants can attend specialist electives as discrete courses.
For more information, please contact:
Lynne Fraser, Secretary, Centre of International Health Studies, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, EH12 8TS, Scotland, United Kingdom
Telephone: 00-44-131-317-3491; Fax: 00-44-131-317-3494; Email: [email protected]

School for Cervical Cancer Prevention, Calcutta, India
Cervical Cancer Screening and Management of Preneoplastic and Early Neoplastic Conditions of the Cervix
The School for Cervical Cancer Prevention at Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute is part of a network of training facilities established by International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization. This two-week course is offered every month and covers administration of early detection tests for cervical cancer, diagnostic colposcopy, cervical pathology, and treatment of cervical cancer precursors. Both theoretical and practical topics are addressed, including demonstration of colposcopic findings (50 cases), supervised hands-on colposcopy (20 cases), demonstration of cryotherapy (5 cases), demonstration of LEEP/NETZ (5 cases), histopathology and colposcopy correlation sessions, and journal discussion sessions.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. S. Mittal, Administrative Coordinator, School for Cervical Cancer Prevention, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, 37, S. P. Mukherjee Road, Calcutta, India PIN 700026
Telephone/Fax: 91-33-2455-6020; Email: [email protected]

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Masters Programmes:
Masters Programs in Demography and Health, Reproductive and Sexual Health Research, and Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV,, and
LSHTM offers one-year MSc programs in Demography and Health, Reproductive and Sexual Health Research; and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV. The demography and health program offers broad training in the theories and methods of demography and the population sciences and their application to health, social welfare, and economic development. It is designed for individuals with interests in developing and developed countries.The reproductive and sexual health research program includes a broad introduction to the concepts and methods of reproductive health research and a solid foundation in the key aspects of the field including family planning, obstetric health, AIDS/STIs, and sexual health. The STI/HIV program addresses the epidemiology, detection, prevention, care, and treatment of STIs, including HIV.
For more information, please contact:
Registry, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP United Kingdom
Telephone: 44-171-299-4648; Fax: 44-171-323-0638; Email: [email protected]

Population Leadership Program (University of Washington)
The University of Washington's Population Leadership Program is looking for accomplished professionals and leaders from developing countries who plan to make population or reproductive health issues central to their future actions. The program seeks persons who already have demonstrated leadership or expertise in their areas of responsibility and would benefit from rigorous work developing stronger management and leadership skills and policy knowledge.

Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Young People
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) offer an intensive two-week residential course focusing on the sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of young people. The course is designed for professionals on family planning and reproductive health programs and activities for adolescents (such as providers of youth-friendly services, peer education projects, youth leaders, and working to create policy change)
For more information, please email [email protected].

TrainingFinder Online Distance Learning Clearinghouse
Developed by the Public Health Foundation (PHF), this website provides a comprehensive database of distance learning course listings for public health professionals. This service is free to both users and submitters. Users can search listings by subject area, target audience, credit type, keyword, or a combination of fields. Detailed listings describe the course content, format, cost, and contact information so users may contact the course sponsor directly for information, registration, or purchase.

Training Program in International Health
Offered by the Pan American Health Organization to eight to ten Latin American participants with a Masters in Public Health or equivalent graduate degree, this course is designed to promote leadership in international health. The course aims to enable participants to develop a broader vision of the evolution of international and regional health trends; critical thinking about the main trends and challenges facing countries today; and a more profound understanding of, and capacity for, international cooperation in health. Several areas of policy formation and planning as well as technical cooperation are addressed in particular.
For more information, please contact:
Training Program in International Health, Human Resources Development Program, Division of Health Systems and Services Development, Pan American Health Organization, 525 Twenty-third Street NW, Washington, DC 20037-2895, USA
Telephone: 202-974-3592; Fax: 202-974-3612

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