Women’s Health & Empowerment Intensive Course in Kenya, July 16-30, 2014

Greetings Graduate Students!


Traveling abroad this summer? Want to improve your knowledge and skills in enhancing women’s empowerment and health? Consider enrolling in the
Women’s Health and Empowerment Intensive Course,
which will be held from July 16-30, 2014 (9 AM to 5 PM) in Nairobi, Kenya!


Don’t miss out – we are
still registering students
Course fees are only $450 for students (including lunches and teas). And some scholarships may be available from the University of California Global Health Institute for current or incoming
UC graduate students.



This intensive, interdisciplinary short course is being offered by the Aga Khan University
(AKU) and the University of California Global Health Institute
(UCGHI). Through case studies and exercises, participants will learn how to build women’s empowerment into health programmes and policies to improve their overall effectiveness. AKU is partnering with the UCGHI’s Center of Expertise on Women’s Health & Empowerment
to offer this 2-week course in Nairobi, Kenya. The UCGHI’s mission is to train the next generation of global health leaders, and accelerate the discovery and implementation of transformative global health solutions. The course was offered at UCLA for the past
three years and is newly adapted for the Global South. Course instructors will be from the United States, Pakistan and Kenya.  

Expected participants: graduate
students, junior faculty members, health and development NGO staff, lawyers, health professionals and officials from relevant government ministries and departments.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Describe various aspects of women’s health and disparities

Explain empowerment theory (including gender theory)

Discuss the women’s movement, human rights conventions & masculinities

Know how to measure domains of empowerment

Analyze multiple case studies in women’s health and empowerment

Develop and present a women’s health and empowerment intervention

Understand the main components of a grant proposal

Registration is now open and spaces are limited!

Deadline for application and fee submission
1st July 2014

For a course application and further details, please contact Mercy Ndemo at
 mercy.ndemo@aku.edu, tel. +254 712 920 105

For student scholarship requests or a course brochure, please contact Paula Tavrow at




Mariko Rasmussen, MPH

Coordinator, Center of Expertise on Women’s Health & Empowerment

University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI)

50 Beale Street, Suite 1200

San Francisco, CA 94105