300a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 22,5 credit course at Lund University

Part 1: April 29 - May 24, 2019
Part 2: Nov 25-30, 2019
Part 1: MalmöSweden
Part 2: A participating countryTo be decided
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
October 1, 2018


The International Training Programme in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is designed for individuals holding positions in organizations in the area of SRHR and who are qualified to participate in reform processes at various levels.


The long-term objective of the programme is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of poor women, children, youth and men by:
- Increasing their access to adequate sexual and reproductive health care
- Promoting sexual education
- Increasing the awareness and demand for SRHR services

The programme aims to initiate an organizational change where the participants will become “agents of change” by using new knowledge and tools acquired through the programme, thus contributing to the long-term objectives described above.

The immediate goals of participants will be to:
- Develop and implement a change project in the field of SRHR within their organization
- Report on the change project’s progress and results
- Develop an action plan for continued work on the project within the organization

Target Group

The programme encourages applicants to apply as ‘country teams’. Preference will be given to country teams consisting of 4 to 6 participants who represent a range of professions listed below.

The target groups for the training programme are persons working within the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights area at the following levels:

Local level
Midwives, nurse/midwives and obstetricians working in a clinical setting with the possibility of influencing decision making in their respective settings.

Intermediate level
Professionals responsible for educational/training activities within the SRHR area at district or provincial level.

Central level
SRHR professionals at teaching institutions at national level, and policy makers at national level (Ministry of Health or Ministry of Education). In addition to the above, the programme will be open to staff from national NGOs and from the private sector working in the field of SRHR.

Applicants from the following countries in Africa are welcome to apply: Liberia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe.


The guiding principles of the programme are its four pillars:

1) human rights values, 2) a context-based approach,3) participatory learning, and 4) national and international networking, which form the programme’s educational framework. 

Using a rights-based approach to sexual and reproductive health, it will cover:
- Youth sexual health
- Maternal and neonatal health, including fertility and abortion
- STIs, HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer
- Sexual identity
- Sexual coercion and violence

The programme will also focus on leadership, management, and policy change in SRHR. Participants will strengthen these skills through the use of information and communications technologies. Each participant will be provided with tools to facilitate their learning process, such as access to an online learning platform and a tablet computer for the duration of the programme.

The central component of the programme will be the participants’ change projects. These will address problems that are within the scope of the training programme and of particular interest to the participant’s respective organizations. For example, a project might involve testing a new care or treatment procedure, implementing youth-friendly services, task-shifting a procedure from one professional group to another, addingsexual health in school curricula or formulating a new policy, related to any of the areas mentioned above.A supervisor will provide support to each team including online meetings and a country visit.



Soc Med Global Health LUND


ITP SRHR administration


Lund University
Social Medicine and Global Health
Jan Waldenströms gata 5
205 02 Malmö, Sweden





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