From Research to Practice: Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Center for Community Health Research and Development (CCRD), a country partner of the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER), gladly introduces the online training course on research methodology in sexual and reproductive health for 2016: "From Research to Practice: Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research".

This course is an appropriate training package that meets the needs of health care providers and other professionals involved in research in many countries. The course aims to provide health professionals with knowledge, skills and competencies in sexual and reproductive health as well as research in this field. It is especially suited for those health care providers whose access to learning is limited by time, financial resources or other constraints and for whom access to quality education in the field of sexual and reproductive health is limited.

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (WHO Collaborating Centre in Education and Research in Human Reproduction)
UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Program for Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research; Family and Community Health Cluster (WHO/RHR)

Eligible Candidates
Eligible candidates are health professionals, paramedical staff, project planners and managers in health-related areas and social scientists from all countries. Candidates are carefully selected by a scientific committee.

May-November 2016     7 months distance learning (online)
September 2017     One week Intensive training in WHO Geneva
Participants with high scores and relevant research projects will be invited to participate in an intensive training course organized in the WHO Head Quarters in Geneva. This training will give participants the opportunity to further develop their research project and to meet, in person, WHO staff and other researchers.

Teaching Language
The teaching language of the course is English. For the preparation of the research project, both English and French can be used. In order to follow the course, however, it is of the utmost importance that the participant’s level of English comprehension is adequate.

Course Contents:
The course content is designed to address a wide range of contemporary reproductive and sexual health problems, as well as research in this field.
Course modules
1)    Core module on Research methodology;
2)    Maternal and perinatal health;
3)    Sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS;
4)    Family planning;
5)    Adolescent sexual and reproductive health;
6)    Community genetics;
7)    Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
Course structure consists of lectures, presentations, links to resource documents and recommended readings. A personal coach is assigned to each course participant and facilitates the learning process. 

After completing the required course attendance and having passed the exams, the participant will obtain a certificate delivered by the organizing institutions.

Course Fee: Swiss Francs 500

Admission Procedures:
1. Submit the online application form:
2. Submit the following documents that are required to process admission via E-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):
A curriculum vitae, including sections on current and previous positions.
A certified copy of university diploma(s).
A letter of motivation showing interest in and reasons for attending the course.
Two reference letters, preferably one from the current employer.
If possible, an introduction by the candidate's Head of Department stating her/his current role and future involvement in the country's National Reproductive Health Program.
3. Deadline: 15 April 2016

Support from CCRD:
As a partner of GFMER in Vietnam, CCRD will:
1)    Support eligible candidates in the application process
2)    Support participants during the course
3)    Create a network of course alumni for professional experience sharing
4)    Involve course alumni in future researches in sexual and reproductive health when there are opportunities.

Contact Person:
Ms. Nguyen Mai Trang
Project Officer
Center for Community Health Research and Development (CCRD)
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Phone: +84437832742
Mobile: +84904101184

1)Course brochure 2016:
2)GFMER website:
3)SRHR 2015 website:
4)Geneva workshop report 2014:


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Participants, organizers and lecturers of the 2013 course Group of participants in the WHO headquarter
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Award of certificate for participant from course organizers and lecturers In-class lecture
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