ITP Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Sida, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency has commissioned the Division of Social Medicine and Global Health at Lund University to carry out an advanced international training programme in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 2014-2020.

The guiding principles of the programme are its four pillars: human rights-based values, context-based approach, participatory learning and national and international networking, which form the programme’s educational framework.

Invited countries for the 13th (2019a) programme are: Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Liberia

Programme duration: March 2019 – May 2020

Phase II in Malmö, Sweden: April 29 – May 24, 2019

Phase IV in a participating country: November 25-30, 2019

The application period will open July 2, 2018 and close October 1, 2018.

Programme brochure 2019a (pdf 250,7 kB)

Programme objectives

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 high quality sexual and reproductive health care services

• Promoting sexual education

• Increasing their knowledge of and demand for available SRHR service


The entire programme has a rights-based approach to sexual and reproductive health and will cover the main topics within the areas of:

• Youth sexual health

• Maternal and neonatal health including family planning

• STIs, HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer

• Sexual identity

• Sexual and gender-based violence

The programme will also have a focus on leadership and management in SRHR and policy change in SRHR. It will actively work with these processes through the use of information and communication technology. Each participant will be provided with tools to facilitate their learning process, such as an online learning platform and a tablet computer, for the duration of the programme.

Link to the syllabus Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 22.5 credits 

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