Short course Sexual and Reproductive Health 2020

This thematic short course is a full-time executive training which focuses on the mainstreaming of a minimum set of Sexual and Reproductive Health features as an integral part of health strategies.



18 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
2 ECTS credits
40 Teaching hours
1 week.






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Registration deadline

4 May 2020


Total fees: CHF 1’500.-

Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 200.-

There are no available scholarship for this programme.


  • Provide mid-level and senior managers the knowledge and skills required to conceive an understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues in emergencies
  • Provide them with skills to coordinate the implementation of a minimum set of sexual and reproductive health interventions at the onset of an emergency and as an integral part of health assistance programmes 


Professional in humanitarian social and development organisations who wants to improve his competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on his experiences
Professional from other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action and understand how to transfer his acquired competencies in that sector


  • Overview and Coordination of SRH in Crisis
  • Communication and Advocacy
  • Gender Base Violence
  • Coordinating Maternal and Newborn Health
  • Family Planning
  • HIV Prevention and Programming
  • Coordinating Abortion Care
  • Logistics, Monitoring and Evaluation


Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva


Dr. Anne GOLAZ, University of Geneva
Neglecting sexual and reproductive health in acute, protracted and chronically underfunded crisis situations has potentially serious consequences. It is essential for the survival and well-being of populations affected by crises that emergency and recovery responses include life-saving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services integrated into primary health care services.

Addressing reproductive health in crisis situations is essential for the realisation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD Cairo, 1994), where the needs of populations surviving crises were stated: “All migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons should receive basic education and health services.

CERAH offers a one-week intensive course on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies. This course was developed jointly with the Norwegian Refugee Council’s standby roster NORCAP and UNFPA.

Admission criteria

  • Capacity of critical, reflective and strategic thinking and analysis.
  • Be fluent or have a very good level in English. A proof such a TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS Certificate or other certificate is required.

Number of participants

The number of participants is adapted to the chosen pedagogy.

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