African Medical and Research Foundation

AMREF Internationational Training Centre
P.O. Box 27691 - 00506, Langata Rd.
Opp. Wilson Airport
Nairobi,
Kenya

Tel: +254 (0)20 6993224
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
Internet: http://www.AMREF.org

AMREF's headquarters is based in Nairobi. There are 8 Country Offices in East-Africa: http://www.amref.org/index.asp?PageID=14
National AMREF Offices in Europe and North America click here


Courses on this page:    Diploma Course in Community Health

Short courses:

Malaria Prevention, Control and Management
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Advocacy Skills Training
Health Services Organization & Management
Gender in Health and Development Course
Integrated HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment
Disaster Management
Trauma Counseling and Management
Behaviour Change and Communication in HIV/AIDS
Health Education and Promotion
Health Systems Research
Management and Sustainibility of Programs
Monitoring and Evaluation
Training of Facilitators
Strategic Management in Health and Development Programmes
Management Development Program for Health Service Providers


Distance Learning Courses:

Child Health
Communicable Diseases
Community Health
Environmental Health
Family Planning
Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Malaria
Drug Management and Rational Use
Medicine
The Kenya Nurse Upgrading Programme using eLearning


Course Title Diploma Course in Community Health
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Diploma
Distance Learning
Topics Public/Global Health: Community, Rural and Urban Health
Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Research and Methods: Medical Anthropology
Health Technology: Management Information Systems
Language English
Degree, Credits Diploma
Location AMREF International Training Centre opposite Wilson Airport, Lang’ata road, Nairobi.
Objectives/
Content
The main objectives of the course are to enable students to become agents of change and to develop leadership skills which they will use as health team members in their respective work stations; and to be able to plan, implement, manage and evaluate community-based primary health care programmes in their areas of work.
The programme is competence based and upon completion, the graduates are expected to plan, implement and evaluate primary health care (PHC) programmes; participate in the management of health programmes with special reference at community and district levels; participate in the identification, surveillance and control of common communicable and non-communicable diseases; apply basic principles of research in identifying and solving common health problems; develop and implement appropriate training programmes for community health personnel including community’s own resource personnel; actively participate in complex emergencies; and advocate for the promotion and maintenance of good health in communities.
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Next Beginning January to December each year
Duration 1 year
Requirements # Minimum education background of a diploma in a health or health related areas. Examples of those eligible are: Registered nurses, Public Health officers, Medical Social workers, Nutritionists, etc.
# At least three (3) years relevant working experience;
# Competence in both written and spoken English
# 45 years of age and below
Methods Students spend 40% of the duration of the course on practical work and experiences in the field.
Course fee Full time option - tuition fees – US$ 7, 400 (Seven thousand four hundred dollars)
E-learning option - tuition fees - US$ 2,400 (Two thousand four hundred dollars)
For further
information

Tel: +254 (0)2o 699 3000/3205
Fax: +254 (0)20 609518
Email: dch.diploma@amref.org
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Course Title Malaria Prevention, Control and Management
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Clinical Research and Methods: Parasitology and Entomology
Health Research and Methods: Vector Control
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an update on malaria prevention, control and management. Participants will be introduced to practical approaches, which have been used in malaria prevention as well as current treatment practices for those who have already contracted the disease.

The course is sub-divided into four main units:
  1. Unit provides an overview on the challenges of malaria and its impact on socio-economic development.
  2. Unit covers clinical aspects of malaria including diagnosis and patient management of Malaria.
  3. Unit covers control and prevention measures of Malaria.
  4. Unit covers planning, management and monitoring malaria control programmes/interventions
Next Beginning

September 12 - September 23, 2011

Duration 2 weeks
Course fee US$ 600
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
Internet: Click here

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Course Title Sexual & Reproductive Health
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Health Determinants: Human Rights and Violence
Management: Strategic Project Management
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for the participants to develop critical and informed understanding of sexual and reproductive health education, promotion, care, management and rights issues.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

1. Define and reach a consensus on what Sexual and Reproductive Health is.
2. Clarify perceptions of Sexual and Reproductive Health issues.
3. Link Reproductive Health with the overall health system.
4. Identify the link between Reproductive Health and human development.
5. Design a Reproductive Health Program.
6. Understand how to set up Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs at the community.
7. Identify and design approaches to the promotion of Reproductive Health.
8. Plan, implement, manage, monitor and evaluate Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs.
9. Explain the concept and components of gender in reproductive health

Next Beginning May 9 - May 20, 2011
Duration 2 weeks
Course fee US$ 600
Participant's Profile Middle and senior level health and health related personnel in the public and private sectors, and in CBOs and NGOs.
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
Internet: Click here

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Course Title Advocacy Skills Training
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Human Resources Development
Management: NGO Management
Management: Strategic Project Management
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with effective advocacy and lobbying skills to address issues and influence decision makers and the general public at local, national and global levels.
Next Beginning Annually
October 10 - October 14, 2011
Duration 1 week
Course fee US$ 300
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
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Course Title Health Services Organization & Management
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Health Services Management
Management: Health District Management
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Management: Strategic Project Management
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content

Health care systems in Sub-Saharan Africa face serious problems such as population growth, AIDS, transition towards a mixed tropical/western disease pattern and scarce resources. New work practices have been developed in response to these challenges including decentralisation. With decentralisation comes the need for effective management skills at local level.

By the end of the course, participants would have:

1. Gained concise understanding of the principles and main functions of management as applied in the health sector
2. Acquired appropriate knowledge and skills in:
* Organizing, planning and managing health services at district (county) level
* Organizational assessment
* Proposal writing and resource mobilization
* Monitoring and evaluation
* Resource management at district level (county)
* Financial management
* Designing and conducting health systems research

Next Beginning

April 25 – May 13, 2010

Duration 3 weeks
Course fee US$ 900
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
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Course Title Gender in Health and Development Course
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Determinants: Gender
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content

The purpose of this course is to strengthen the overall capacity of the participants in gender analysis and enable them appreciate the importance of mainstreaming gender in their programmes/projects.
The course covers the following main units

* Gender, gender equality, development, rights and gender mainstreaming
* Gender analysis – concepts, framework and methodology
* Gender mainstreaming
* Monitoring and evaluation of gender mainstreaming

Next Beginning October 3 - October 7, 2011
Duration 1 week
Participants Profile Senior and middle management level officers in government ministries and development agencies responsible for health programmes, projects and activities
Coordination Joyce K. Mwaura, Administrator, Training JoyceK@amrefhq.org
Course fee US$ 300
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
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Course Title Integrated HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Healthcare areas: Prevention
Healthcare areas: Paediatrics
Health Determinants: Gender
Language English
Degree, Credits Certificate
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content

Module 1: Introduction to HIV/AIDS
Module 2: Introduction to Counseling and Psychosocial Support of PLWAs
Module 3: Medical care of adults and adolescents with HIV/AIDS
Module 4: Special Issues in Managing Women with HIV/AIDS
Module 5: HIV/AIDS in children
Module 6: Blood safety, Universal Precautions and Post-exposure prophylaxis
Module 7: Supportive Care of PLWAs - Palliative Care, Home-based care, Nutrition
Module 8: Ethical, legal and programmatic issues in HIV/AIDS Care

By the end of this course, participants should demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes requisite to provision of comprehensive care of PLWAs including counselling and testing, preventive therapies, diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections, rational use of antiretroviral agents, care of children and women infected with HIV/AIDS and some programmatic issues in HIV/AIDS care.

Next Beginning 28 February - 18 March 2011
Duration 3 weeks
Participants Profile The course is designed for a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare workers who play an important role in the comprehensive care of HIV infected person(s). These include doctors, nurses, counsellors, pharmacists, clinical officers, laboratory technicians, community health workers etc.
Course fee US$900
This covers tuition fees, lunch, stationery, field trips and all course related learning materials
Accomodation US$ 35 per day/ to cover half board accommodation (bed, dinner and breakfast) including daily transport to and from the training venue using the AMREF bus.
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
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Course Title Disaster Management and Sustainable Development
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Emergencies: Disaster Management
Emergencies: Mental Health
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Nairobi
Objectives/
Content

The purpose of this course is to build the capacity of health and development workers and their organizations to be able to establish efficient, coordinated and flexible systems for managing disasters and improve sustainable development.

The following units will be covered:

  • Introduction to emergency management
  • Natural and technological hazards
  • Early warning and contingency planning
  • Risk and vulnerability analysis and hazard mapping
  • Disaster mitigation and preparedness strategies
  • Resource management under disaster conditions
  • Cybe terrosims
  • Disaster response strategies (ICS Model)
  • Hazardous materials preparedness
  • Community based disaster response
  • Emergency first aid (3 days)
  • Counselling and psychosocial care
  • Disaster recovery and rehabilitation
Next Beginning June 6 - June 17, 2011
Duration 2 weeks
Participants Profile Mid-level health and health-related personnel from the public, private, CBOs and NGO sector.
Course fee US$ 600
Accomodation US$ 35 per day/ to cover half board accommodation (bed, dinner and breakfast) including daily transport to and from the training venue using the AMREF bus.
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
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Course Title Trauma Counseling and Management course
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Mental Health
Emergencies: Mental Health
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
The general objective of the course is to share knowledge on Trauma with an aim of equipping participants with core competences necessary for Trauma healing and management.

Objectives:

  • Explain four core theories in counseling and their view of the human person;
  • Engage in counseling practice and employ techniques of attending, non anxious listening, observation of verbal and non verbal communication and empathic communication;
  • Define Trauma;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the different causes of Trauma;
  • Explain the different ways that trauma affects people;
  • State the stages of recovery from Trauma;
  • Demonstrate the ability to set up and facilitate a trauma healing support group;
  • Conduct a debriefing session;
  • Identify referral systems for further assistance required, e.g., medication and therapy.
Next Beginning 13 - 24 June 2011
Duration 2 weeks
Participants Profile The course targets health and development workers or those with the potential to offer psychological support to persons that have been through a traumatic moment. It is beneficial to diverse sectors such as health and health-related and educational institutions, social services institutions, faith-based and non-governmental organisations.
Course fee US$ 600
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
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Course Title Behaviour Change and Communication in HIV/AIDS
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Healthcare areas: Prevention
Health Research and Methods: Behavioural Sciences
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
Goals: Behaviour Change and Communication in HIV/AIDS course is intended to:
  • Assist a diverse audience of health and health related professionals in public, private, and community sectors.
  • Develop skills and strategies to prevent or reduce behaviors that place persons at risk for STD or HIV infections.

Objectives: By the end of the course, trainees will be able to:

  1. Describe Behaviour Change and behavioural theories and frameworks
  2. Analyze behaviour in context: the cultural, social, political and economic factors underlying health behaviour and behaviour change
  3. Analyze behavioural aspects of health problems, the context, and target groups
  4. Select most appropriate means of communication and media, and design messages and materials based on research and analysis
  5. Describe all the stages of production and use of communication materials for BCC from conception and development, to pre-testing, planning of use, and implementation, to monitoring and evaluation
  6. Apply the strategic use of interpersonal communication approaches and their role in inducing behaviour change
  7. Plan BCC strategies for the improvement of health of targeted population groups.
Next Beginning July 11 - July 22, 2011
Duration 2 weeks
Participants Profile Health and health related professionals in the government, non-government and private health facilities including nurses, doctors, clinical officers, public health officers, medical social workers, counselors, midwives, Laboratory technicians and nutritionists.
Course fee US$ 600
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
Internet: Click here

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Course Title Health Education and Promotion
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: Health Promotion and Education
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content

The purpose of this course is to equip participants with an in-depth understanding of the concepts and principles of health promotion and how these might be put into practice in designing health promotion initiatives.
Specific Objectives

* Equip participants with skills and knowledge in use of different health education and promotion methodologies.
* Explore communication approaches for behaviour change and practice.
* Develop appropriate health education and promotion strategy and demonstrate how its integration may bring about synergy in health development programmes.
* Acquaint participants with monitoring and evaluation approaches and their application in health education and promotion.
* Equip participants with advocacy and networking skills appropriate for health education and promotion.

Next Beginning 21 March - 1 April 2011
Duration 2 weeks
Participants Profile Health and health-related personnel, including nurses, doctors, pharmacists, clinical officers, community health workers, teachers, human resources personnel and occupational health practitioners.
Course fee US$ 600
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
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Course Title Health Systems Research
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Research and Methods
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the concepts and techniques in research, interpretation and dissemination of research findings and recommendations as well as use of the results.
Next Beginning 13 June – 8 July 2011
Duration 4 weeks
Participants Profile Middle and senior level managers and officers, decision-makers and programme planners, project staff, educationalists and trainers who are involved in developing, planning and managing health development programmes. Those working in health centres and at the district level will also find the course relevant as would staff working in complex emergencies.
Course fee US$ 1200
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
Internet: Click here

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Course Title Management and Sustainibility of Programs
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Strategic Project Management
Management: NGO Management
Management: Human Resources Development
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with skills in management and sustainability of projects and programmes, including resource mobilization and management through fundraising, income generating projects etc.

The course is divided into 6 units:

  1. Institutional Development and Organisational Strengthening: The content includes organisational vision, mission, purpose, objectives and activities, strategic planning and alternative options, monitoring and evaluation.
  2. Participatory approaches: participation concept, consequences of participation, stakeholders and beneficiaries, participatory approaches, participatory tools and team work.
  3. NGO policy: defining policy, different policy approaches, policy frameworks and its dimensions, applying the frameworks for policy analysis resistance to change continuum, seven step strategy for influencing policy, case studies of processes of policy change and implementation.
  4. Sustainability: definition, fundraising, NGO financial management, and endowment fund, workable sustainability plans
  5. Leadership: definition, types of leaders, nature and culture of NGOs, leadership in NGO’s, tools for leadership analysis, empowerment of NGO workers
  6. Results Based Management (RBM): definition, principles of RBM, applying RBM in programme planning, defining expected results, conducting programme performance assessment, linking indicators and results, monitoring of results, RBM reporting.
Next Beginning May 2 – May 13, 2011
Duration 2 weeks
Participants Profile Middle and senior level managers/officers of NGOs, CBOs, religious organizations, donor agencies and government ministries. This course will benefit programme/project managers and programme officers.
Course fee US$ 600
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
Internet: Click here

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Course Title Monitoring and Evaluation
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Strategic Project Management
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Management: NGO Management
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content

The purpose of this course is to provide health and development workers with practical knowledge and skills relevant for effective monitoring and evaluation of programmes/projects, and for developing M&E systems.

By the end of the four weeks, participants would have gained:

1. Concise understanding of the concepts, principles and processes of monitoring and evaluation
2. Knowledge and skills in designing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems
3. Competence in formulation of change-oriented indicators and change monitoring frameworks
4. Knowledge and skills in using different tools and methods for data collection
5. Competence in application of qualitative and quantitative data analysis tools and methods, effective report writing and presentation.

Next Beginning

7 March – 1 April 2011
20 June – 15 July 2011
5 September - 30 October 2011
7 November - 2 December 2011

Duration 4 weeks
Participants Profile Middle and senior level health and development workers, working with government, private sector, CBOs and NGOs.
Course fee US$ 1200
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
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Course Title Training of Facilitators
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Public/Global Health: Community, Rural and Urban Health
Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Management: Human Resources Development
Management: NGO Management
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
By the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply the concepts and principles of primary health care and community based health care in health and development programs and projects
  2. Plan and manage community based health and development programs using a participatory approach
  3. Plan and implement training programs utilizing the adult learning approaches
  4. Share ideas and experiences and challenges in implementing primary health and community based health and development programs on own projects and programs.
Next Beginning August 1 - August 26, 2011
Duration 4 weeks
Participants Profile District health managers, including district health management teams (DHMT) and programme/project managers working with NGOs and donor/bilateral agencies at district level.
Course fee US$ 1200
Application Click here to apply online: http://www.amref.org/info-centre/short-courses-application-form/
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
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Course Title Child Health
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
This is a self contained 16 unit course. Its contents includes: How to take a sick child's history, perform physical examination, all the necessary precautions that should be observed and the concept of IMCI to ensure proper management of a sick child.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 10,000 for Kenyans and US$ 300 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
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Course Title Communicable Diseases
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: Infectious Diseases
Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
This is a 12 unit course based on the communicable Disease Manual published by AMREF. Course content includes: Introduction to Communicable Diseases; Contact Diseases (Skin and Eye conditions); sexually Transmitted Diseases; HIV AIDS Malaria; Diseases spread through faeco-oral route; Diseases caused by intestinal worms; immunization; Air-born Diseases; Tuberculosis and Leprosy; Cleanliness; Sterilization and cross infection control.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 10,000 for Kenyans and US$ 300 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
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Course Title Community Health
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Public/Global Health: Community, Rural and Urban Health
Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
This is a 16 unit based on the Community Health Manual published by AMREF. It is divided into two parts. Part one and part two. Part one is the main part of the course while part two has the supplementary units. On has to do both parts to complete the course.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 10,000 for Kenyans and US$ 300 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
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Course Title Environmental Health
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Health Determinants: Environment and Ecology
Health Determinants: Water and Sanitation
Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
This is an 8 Units course based on the Community Health Manual Published by AMREF. It starts by giving an overview of Environmental Health and then it goes on to: Environmental Health surveys; Personal Hygiene; Effects of Housing on Health; Waste Disposal; Food Hygiene; Water and Health; Health and Vector and Health of the Community.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 10,000 for Kenyans and US$ 300 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
Internet: Click here
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Course Title Family Planning
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Management: Strategic Project Management
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
This is a 13 Unit Course Covering: Introduction to Population and Family Planning ; Anatomy and Physiology of both Female & Male reproductive system; Contraceptive methods including Natural Family Planning methods; Management of integrated MCH/FP; community mobilization for MCH/FP; Counseling of FP; FP Client Management; STD and HIV/AIDS in relation to FP; monitoring and Evaluation of FP services. This Course teaches how for example to insert a coil and you can be given a practical demonstration if you request.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 10,000 for Kenyans and US$ 300 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
Internet: Click here
Last update 02/02/2011 mas
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Course Title Nutrition
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Health Determinants: Nutrition and Malnutrition
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
This aim of this course is to provide health workers with knowledge, skills and attitudes on how to promote good nutrition especially breastfeeding in the community; manage and prevent malnutrition in the community. It has 11 units. Course content: Food Nutrients; Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation; the relationship between nutrition, infection and disease; Protein-Energy-Malnutrition; Breastfeeding Part I; Breastfeeding Part II; Complimentary feeding; Growth Monitoring Promotion; Nutrition counselling; Community Nutrition Diagnosis.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 5,000 for Kenyans and US$ 250 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
Internet: Click here
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Course Title Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
This is a ten unit Course which looks at the female Reproductive system and specifically discusses issues related pregnancy and delivery and the medical problems associated with this system. Course content: Anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system; Introduction to Obstetrics; Bleeding and Medical conditions in pregnancy; Normal Labour and puerperium; Abnormal pregnancy and presentation; Abnormal Labour; Operative Obstetrics and abnormal pueperium; Diseases of the female Genital track and Family Planning.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 10,000 for Kenyans and US$ 300 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
Internet: Click here
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Course Title Malaria
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: Parasitic Diseases
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
This is a 12 unit course which addresses the management, prevention and control of malaria. Course content: About Malaria; Clinical Assessment of Malaria; Severe and complicated Malaria; Treatment of Malaria; Treatment defaults in Malaria; Referral in Severe and Complicated Malaria; Malaria in Pregnancy; Prevention and Control of Malaria; Community Based Management of fever and Malaria in children; HIV/AIDS and Malaria; Counselling and Health Education on Malaria; Malaria Surveillance.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 10,000 for Kenyans and US$ 300 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
Internet: Click here
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Course Title Drug Management and Rational Use
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Management: Essential Drugs and Medicine
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
The aim of this course is to provide health care workers with the necessary competencies in drug management and rational use. Course content: Policies and Drug control; Selection of Medicines; Procurement and Medicine Quality Assurance; Distribution of Medicine; Rational Drug Use; Organisation and Management of Drug Supply.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 10,000 for Kenyans and US$ 300 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
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Course Title Medicine
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: Non-Infectious and Chronic Diseases
Health Determinants: Nutrition and Malnutrition
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content
This is a 16 unit course which covers non- communicable Diseases in adults. The course content includes: Diseases of the cardiovascular system; Diseases of the lungs; Diseases of the urinary system; Diseases of the joints & connective tissues; Diseases of the nervous system; Diseases of the blood & reticuloendothelial system; Diseases of the nose, throat &larynx; Diseases of the endocrine glands; Diseases of nutrition; Poisoning; Common skin diseases in the tropics; Heat illiness, hypothermia and allergic conditions.
Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile Health Workers in Eastern Africa
Course fee Kshs. 10,000 for Kenyans and US$ 300 for non Kenyans
For further
information
Telefon: +254 (0)2 605 220
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org or moses.rasugu@amref.org
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Course Title Strategic Management in Health and Development Programmes
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Human Resources Development
Management: NGO Management
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content

The general objective of the course is to enable the middle level mangers to develop competencies that are relevant and applicable in their work environment as corporate managers.

Objectives:

  • Identify management skills necessary for effectiveness in an organisation;
  • Describe the concept of management;
  • Describe financial management and its application to individual and organisational success;
  • Identify and appreciate the dynamics of risk management and the fact that risk management encompasses more than just financial risk management;
  • Describe the HR function and how to recruit and retain staff;
  • Manage time effectively;
  • Solve problems with greater foresight and draw on their negotiation skills;
  • Improve on their presentation skills;
  • Describe mentoring and coaching and their relevance in health;
  • Develop their negotiation skills.
Next Beginning May 16 - May 20, 2011
Duration 1 week
Participants Profile Senior and middle level managers in strategic leadership of health and development programmes.
Course fee US$ 300
Application Click here to apply online:
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
Internet: Click here

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Course Title The Kenya Nurse Upgrading Programme using eLearning
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Distance Learning
Topics Healthcare areas: Nursing
Language English
Location African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Objectives/
Content

AMREF, in a classic public-private partnership with the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK), the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Accenture, the Kenya Medical Training Colleges, several private and faith-based nursing schools and the Ministry of Health Kenya pioneered a country-wide eLearning programme for upgrading nurses in Kenya.

The programme commenced in September 2005 with a pilot of 4 schools and 145 students and aims to upgrade 22,000 Enrolled Community Health Nurses (KECHN) from ‘enrolled’ to ‘registered’ level within 5 years. Enrolled Nurses (ENs) comprise 70% of nursing and 45% of the health workforce in Kenya. They are the first point of contact for communities, but are inadequately skilled to manage new and re-emerging diseases like HIV/AIDS. This has necessitated their Continuing Professional Development to improve nursing care standards, achieve the health related Millennium Development Goals (4, 5, and 6) and enable them respond effectively to disease diversity and complexity.

Programme Benefits: For Kenya, a country with one registered nurse for every 27,000 citizens, the e-Learning program is revolutionising health-care by creating an electronic infrastructure for the accelerated education
* Flexibility: enables students to learn anytime and anywhere, while they work, with minimal interference with health service provision.
* Interactivity: facilitates nurses’ acquisition of IT skills
* Accessibility: provides access to courses at the student’s schedule, regardless of location, through learning centres that are open 24/7

Curriculum: The ECHN Upgrading curriculum is designed to produce a well rounded nurse who can handle new and re-emerging diseases. It comprises 4 modules: General Nursing, Reproductive Health, Community Health and Specialised Areas. The theory is provided through a blend of scheduled face to face sessions and self-paced computer-based material. In addition, students are required to complete 42 weeks of clinical experience. At the end of the 4 modules, students sit for their college finals and the NCK licensing exams at the end of the programme.

AMREF plans to use the program as a model for other African nations struggling with critical nursing shortages similar to Kenya.

Next Beginning on demand
Participants Profile nurses
Methods Why Electronic Learning?
E-learning was the preferred mode due to its interactivity, cost effectiveness, ease of revision and ability to achieve the goal in less time and at a lower cost than the residential programme. It would also enable continued service provision, instant application of learning and improved quality of care.
For further
information

Joyce Kariuki
Tel: +254 (0)20 699 30 00 or 699 32 24
Fax: +254 (0)20 609 518
Email: amreftraining@amrefhq.org
Internet: Click here

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Course Title Management Development Program for Health Service Providers
Institution Nairobi: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Country Kenya
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Management: Health Services Provision
Management: Health Services Management
Language English
Location Cape Town, South Africa; Accra, Ghana.
Objectives/
Content

Overview: The Management Development Institute (MDI) Program for health care organisations is a one-week intensive program to enhance the leadership and management skills of program managers and leaders of Sub-Saharan African organisations, governmental and non-governmental, that are devoted to delivering health care services to underserved populations. The program has been specifically designed to assist African ministries of health in implementing their particular national health priorities. Over 500 participants from 22 African countries have already graduated from the precursor to this program. The prior version of the MDI was focused solely on HIV/AIDS. In 2011 the program's new focus will be expanded to health systems, generally, and will invite participation of those involved in implementing national health priorities in the areas not only of communicable diseases, of which HIV/AIDS is one, but also chronic diseases. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes, in particular among chronic diseases, will become increasingly responsible for the overall burden of disease and for the accompanying financial burden for treatment in sub-Saharan Africa.

The program has been designed by world-class management faculty from the UCLA Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and by leaders of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). The MDI is delivered by instructors from UCLA, AMREF and by outstanding faculty from other African universities, including the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The program is funded by Johnson & Johnson, one of the most admired companies in the world today. The language of instruction in all programs is English.

In 2011, there are 2 identical remaining programs - one in South Africa (for Southern Africa organisations) and one in Ghana (for West African organisations.

Next Beginning For Southern African leaders in Cape Town, South Africa on 21 - 27 August 2011
For West African leaders, in Accra, Ghana on 28 August - 3 September 2011
Appl. Deadline 11 July 2011
To download the application form for the Southern African program, please use this link: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/Documents/areas/ctr/jandj/MDI/
MDI_Application_2011_21-27%20August_South%20UPDATED.doc

To download the application form for the West African program, please use his link: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/Documents/areas/ctr/jandj/MDI/
MDI_Application_2011_28%20August%203%20September_WEST_UPDATED.doc
Participants Profile You are expected to apply for the program as a member of a team consisting of two or more individuals that are employed by the same organization or else that are collaborating across organizations and focused on the same national or regional health priority.

Titles of team members might be Director, Project Manager, Program Manager, Executive Director, Program Coordinator, Public Health Coordinator, Regional Coordinator, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nurse, Medical Superintendent, Country Coordinator, or comparable titles.

Course Fee USD 4000
For further
information

Project Coordinator s
Lang’ata Road (Opposite Wilson Airport)
PO Box 27691 - 00506
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: (254) 020 699 3228 or 6993000
Email: Anthony.Wairagu@Amref.org
Internet: Click here or Click here for PDF

Last update 24/06/2011 mas
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