The course is designed to help doctors, midwives and other health professionals working or intending to work in the area of sexual and reproductive health in a developing country.
They will gain an understanding of basic epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methods and apply their knowledge to critically analyse research papers and reports.This will help them to acquire knowledge and skills enabling them to develop an awareness of the need to reduce reproductive mortality and morbidity through a multi-dimensional and team approach and increase their capabilities to plan, implement and evaluate relevant programmes and interventions in sexual and reproductive health in resource poor countries.
Throughout the programme the aim for the participants will be to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding and sufficient confidence in new skills and ideas to apply them in their own working environment in a developing country situation. The course will be run with an emphasis on group discussion and a rather participatory approach with less emphasis on didactic lecturing. Active involvement is therefore important for participants to fully benefit from the course.
"The experience we got from LSTM was tremendous! I have just initiated and implemented the first-ever maternal death review at a facility we are supporting in South Somalia, bordering Kenya. It was a successful audit and we have managed to audit two deaths so far and it was a great lesson for all of us. Hopefully we will continue with more progress in improving maternal and newborn health regardless of the constraints and pace. I believe we will be better than what we were before."
Bisharo Maalim, DSRH Student 2016