New students join CMNH’s Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health

News article 29 Jan 2018
DSRH students 2018

CMNH is delighted to welcome the 2018 cohort of students joining our Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health. 

11 students from around the world have just started the 13-week course designed to help doctors, midwives and other health professionals working or intending to work in the area of sexual and reproductive health in low and middle income countries.

From January to April, these students will gain an understanding of basic epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methods and apply their knowledge to critically analyse research papers and reports. Over the 13 weeks, they will gain in-depth knowledge and sufficient confidence in new skills and ideas to apply them in their own working environments.

Dr Mselenge Mdegela is Director of Studies on the Diploma: 

“We are excited to welcome these students to the course. They have shown keen interest in advancing sexual and reproductive health in the most deprived areas of the world. Apart from the learning they get from the course, they bring with them and share invaluable field experience. The LSTM community learns from them as much as they learn from the course.”

Bisharo Maalim was a student on this course in 2016: 

"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."

Find out more about the course and how to apply.