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Training course in adolescent sexual and reproductive health 2019

Meeting the needs and fulfilling the rights of adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health

Course coordinator: Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli
Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

Objectives of the course

To build knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The rationale for the provision of a package of effective health and social interventions to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health, to prevent health and social problems, and to respond to them if and when they arise.
  • WHO’s recommendations for the delivery of these interventions.
  • Special considerations in delivering these interventions to adolescents.

Topics to be covered in the course

  1. Comprehensive sexuality education provision
  2. Contraception counselling and provision
  3. Antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care
  4. Safe abortion care
  5. Sexually transmitted infections prevention and care
  6. HIV prevention and care
  7. Violence against women and girls: prevention, support and care
  8. Harmful traditional practices prevention

Teaching-learning methods to be used in course

On each of the topic, the following items will be posted:

  • A set of slides with accompanying talking points.
  • The link to a short video.
  • A set of 1-3 documents.
  • A short assignment.

What is required of you?

For each module, participants must:

  • Study the slides and talking points.
  • Read all accompanying documents.
  • Complete the short assignment, after going through the slide set and documents.
  • Review the feedback provided by the coach.

Note: A personal coach will be assigned to each participant, whose role is to facilitate the course and serve as tutor.

Course validation and certificate

In-order to obtain the certificate:

  • Participants are required to have completed the short assignments that are part of each module.
  • Participants are required to complete and submit the end of course survey.

The successful participants will receive a certificate signed by the World Health Organisation’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research/Human Reproduction Programme and the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research.


Course duration

8 weeks

Course fee

USD 250

Important dates

Start date: 09 September 2019

End date: 04 November 2019

Application deadline: 12 August 2019

Payment deadline: 02 September 2019


To apply for the course, you should submit the completed application form and send the required enclosures by email to the course email address (adolescenthealth@gfmer.org).

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Please send the following documents by email to the course email address.

  • A curriculum vitae, including sections on current and previous positions
  • A certified copy of diploma(s)
  • A letter of motivation stating clearly your interests and reasons for applying to the Course (1 page maximum).

Course email: adolescenthealth@gfmer.org


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1211 Geneva 2 - Switzerland
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