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ITP 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 16th (2020b) programme are: Ethiopia, Liberia, Myanmar, Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Programme duration: September 2020 - November 2021
Phase II in Malmö, Sweden: October 19 - November 13, 2020
Phase IV in a participating country: May 17-22, 2021

The application period will close on April 15, 2020.

PDF icon Programme brochure
PDF icon Paper application form

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 services

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. 

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Anette Agardh
+46 40 391338
Anette [dot] Agardh [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Administrative Coordinator
Ditte Mårtensson
+46 40 3913 36
itpsrhr [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

The application period for this programme will close April 15, 2020.

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The application should be filled out and submitted through the online application system where the following required documents should be uploaded: a letter of motivation, a change project idea, academic degree certification, English language certification when necessary, and a scan of the paper application form containing a recent photograph, and all required signatures.

Applicants with problems uploading documents are welcome to hand in their paper application to the Swedish embassy in their country.

Change project

The central component of the programme will be the participants’ own change projects. These will address problems that are within the scope of the training programme and of particular interest to the participant’s respective organizations. For example, a project might involve testing a new care or treatment procedure, implementing youth-friendly services, task-shifting a procedure from one professional group to another, adding sexual health in school curricula or formulating a new policy, related to any of the areas mentioned above.

Social Medicine and Global Health
CRC, Jan Waldenströms gata 35
214 28 Malmö
Phone: +46 40 391338
E-mail: anette [dot] agardh [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se