Africa Short Course-Strengthening Contemporary School Health, Nutrition & HIV prevention programmes

Kenyan pupils reading at school The Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College London, in partnership with ESACIPAC-KEMRI and WACIPAC are pleased to announce registration for the 8th Annual Africa Short Course on Strengthening Contemporary School Health, Nutrition and HIV Prevention Programmes is officially open.  

Following the success of the 7th annual course in 2011 in Kenya, we are delighted to announce that this year’s course will be returning to East Africa reinvigorated with a range of new topics, speakers, and methods. The course will be held in Kilifi, Kenya, from June 19th – 28th.


Who will be attending?

This dynamic, capacity-building course continues to bring together representatives from Ministries of Education, Health, Agriculture, and Social Welfare, the United Nations agencies and civil society to promote the sharing of good practice, knowledge and experiences in school health and nutrition (SHN) and HIV prevention, both between countries and across sectors.

Course Contents

Course facilitators with recognised expertise in SHN and HIV prevention support participants to develop country-specific response plans by stimulating lively debate and discussion on current and ongoing issues. The course continues to place a strong emphasis on country capacity building and the strengthening of regional partner initiatives which seek to harmonise SHN and HIV prevention activities, thereby contributing to the achievement of Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals.

Please find further information about this year’s course in the Course Flyer, and outcomes of last year’s course in the 2011 Course Report, which summarises the lively debate and the knowledge and good practices that were shared among the health, education and agricultural sectors by the 10 participating country teams: Angola, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Swaziland, and Uganda.

How to enrol

If you are interested in attending the course, please download an Expression of Interest Form which is to be submitted after completion no later than Friday, May 11th to PCD. 

This year the course will once again be co-hosted by the Eastern and Southern African Centre for International Parasite Control (ESACIPAC), based at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the West African Centre for International Parasite Control (WACIPAC) based at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and the Partnership for Child Development (PCD), based at Imperial College London.

Please note registration for this year’s course closes on Friday, 11th May 2012.

Enquiries 

If you have any queries about the course or any further questions regarding registration for the 2012 course, please contact:

Alexis Palfreyman - Programme Manager for Networks Training
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Partnership for Child Development (PCD)
Dept. of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Imperial College London
London
W2 1PG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 759 42755 / Fax: +44 (0)20 7262 7912


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