Historically women’s health research and policy have been defined by reproductive health issues. It is important to focus on women’s sexual and reproductive health for many reasons that include; sexual conditions such as breast cancer and HIV which are some of the leading causes of mortality against women. Many sexual conditions such as chronic pain and cervical cancer are unique to women and receive limited attention, other sexual and reproductive health conditions such as pregnancy and menopause are the most prevalent health conditions affecting women, and the imbalance of power inherent in many sexual relationships has an impact on the sexual health of women.

As an institution we came up with this module to promote sexual and reproductive rights and agency as well as respect for the dignity, equality and rights of all persons as far as public health issues are concerned. The course acknowledges gender gaps which are as a result of cultural stereotypes and addresses reproductive health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing. It explores at length the challenges that social inequalities have on sexuality and health.

Students can specialize as researchers or practitioners, and emerge prepared to work in agencies and organizations involved in programmatic or advocacy work, policy or evaluation research, or in direct service delivery.

Course Content
• Sexual history taking Contraception (including all methods with
optional Implant on training)
• Medical aspects of termination of pregnancy
• STI diagnosis and management of bacterial and viral STIs
• Cervical screening
• Common gynecology (including issues for adolescents, sub-fertility and menopause)
• Adolescent health
• Male sexual health
• Vulvae health
• Breast health
• Sexual and relationship counseling
• Sexual and gender diversity
• Sexual assault and family violence


Who should enroll?

This  diploma is suitable for persons working in or planning to enter the humanitarian sector, including staff of humanitarian aid organizations, health workers in governments, and UN agencies. There are no prerequisites for this course. All participants are expected to have theoretical knowledge of humanitarianism, although humanitarian aid experience is not presumed

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of every month.

Duration of course – 6 months



ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English only


Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute