Sub-Saharan Africa’s healthcare faces many challenges; a quarter of the global disease burden, a large number of infectious diseases like HIV and malaria, a rising burden on non-communicable diseases and scarce health resources including healthcare workers. The Tropical Medicine Course is a one-week interactive course on Parasitology, Bacteriology and Virology for students and healthcare workers who wish to work in Africa in clinical, research or humanitarian programs or those who simply want to refresh their skills in tropical diseases. The course introduces the subject and then uses real-life case studies to learn on the signs and symptoms, pathology, diagnostic tests, and treatment of these diseases. There will be practical laboratory sessions. At the end of the course, based on their qualifications and training back home, the student is expected to gain confidence in handling patients in a tropical setting.
Furthermore, there will be a one-day session at the end of the Tropical Medicine Course called “Hot Topics in Global Health”. The objective is to introduce Global Health as a stand-alone summer program for doctors and students in subsequent years. Africa for a long time has been referred to as the dark continent, a region riddled with poverty and disease. In the same breath, Africa has been discovered for its beauty, it’s wealth in history and culture and more recently for its leadership in the innovation revolution. This is the Africa we want to show case during this latter part of the course.
Duration: 5 days (9am – 4pm)
Venue: Pwani University, Kilifi County, Kenya
Dates: 10th July to 14th July 2017
Cost: $300 (accommodation, meals & tuition fees. Transport excluded)
The 2017 class will host a maximum of 30 local and international students with a relevant background in healthcare. Applications will through the following link on our website and will be open from 1st April to 15th May 2017. The students will get a response immediately if they qualify for the classes or latest by 31st May, 2017.
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