Implementation Science in Global Health

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What is the value of research, when knowledge and innovation does not find its way into clinical practice. In this short course, we will provide an entry level introduction to implementation science as an upcoming yet imperative scientific field. We will do so in the context of global health and health inequities, building on fundamental implementation science theory while learning from best-practice examples across the globe.

See course brochure for a more detailed program.

It takes more than a decade to implement evidence-based interventions in real life setting (know-do gap) due to a myriad of impediments, especially in low-resourced settings. The goal of implementation science is to close this know-do gap by balancing theory and practical applications to examine and address gaps between the development of evidence-based health innovations and their delivery in routine practice. This summer course seeks to provide a brief overview of the theory, operational and evaluation approaches to implementation science.

In this summer course we will provide lectures, best-practice case examples and interactive sessions.

IS Short Course 2023 - Brochure-5.pdf
Utrecht Summer School Welcome Day 2023_12.pdf
Course director
Dr. Juliana Kagura (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) Dr. Martin Heine (UMC Utrecht, Netherlands) Dr. Helene Voogdt (UMC Utrecht, Netherlands) Prof. Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch (UMC Utrecht, Netherlands)


Dr. Juliana Kagura (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Dr. Martin Heine (University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands)

Dr. Helene Voogdt (University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands)

Prof. Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch (University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands)

Aletta Jansen MSc (AMREF Flying Doctors, Netherlands)

Dr. Jamie Murdoch (King's College London, UK)

Dr. Esther Boudewijn (Maastricht University, Netherlands)

Dr. Jasper Tromp (University of Singapore, Singapore)

Dr. Samanta Lalla-Edward (Ezintsha / University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Target audience

This course is open to all with an interest in implementations science within the context of (global) health:

  • PhD / Post-doc / Early Career researchers; from any discipline, but with affinity with global health
  • Professionals facing implementation challenges (e.g., quality improvement)

Study load

Fulltime, three days, in Utrecht (Netherlands)


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials + lunch
Housing fee:
Housing cost
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School
Extra information about the fee

Early-bird registration fee (on or before April 15th): €295 or €195 LMIC*

Normal course fee: €395 or €260 LMIC*

*LMIC are low- and middle-income countries, as classified by the World Bank. Participants can apply for the LMIC fee based on the location of the institution they are affiliated to. HIC are high-income countries, as classified by the World Bank. 

*Erasmus+ KA107 or KA171 participants pay full fee. 

If you combine this summer school with other Global Health courses, there is an additional discount of €30 per course. Please mention this in your application, so we can apply the discount.

Additional information

If you would like to make use of the Utrecht Summer School student accommodation, please make sure to check this page. You can check in on or after Sunday 2 July 2023, after 12.00 (noon). More information regarding the check-in is available in the pre-departure and day-to-day document. 


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

Motivation Letter

Contact details

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Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 July 2023