Global Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

This summer course will provide a comprehensive overview of maternal, newborn and child health globally.



Course Level
Advanced Master
ECTS credits
1.5 ECTS
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands


This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Centre Utrecht  (Julius Global HealthWilhemina Children's Hospital), Amsterdam Centre for Global Child Health (ACGCH) and the Dutch Working Party on International Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health. With an enthusiastic team of experts, we will discuss the major challenges which women and children in the world are facing, and we will look at potential solutions.

This year we will return for the Global Maternal, Newborn and Child Health summer school in Utrecht!

This course provides an overview of Maternal, Newborn and Child health care, globally. Guest lecturers will provide interactive sessions, alternated by small group work, to address the following learning objectives: 

  • Discuss key challenges in global maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH);
  • Provide a comprehensive overview of strategies to improve MNCH outcomes;
  • Discuss the role of the Sustainable Development Goals in achieving MNCH outcomes;
  • Collaborate effectively within an international group of participants and faculty.

Speakers will be announced in January 2024. For an overview of last year's speakers, have a look at the 2023 programme booklet here.

A sense of renewed energy on improving global maternal health and a great interest into the field of research concerning global maternal health.

A 2023 edition participant's reflection on their key take home message of the course

Target audience

This course is open to all with an interest in global maternal, newborn and child health, including:

  • (PhD) researchers
  • Health professionals such as medical doctors, nurses, midwives
  • Policy makers
  • Master’s level students (Medical/global health/public health/biomedical sciences)

    Professional accreditation will be requested with the Dutch Societies for Obstetrics/Gynacology, Global health and Pediatrics (NVOG, NVTG and NVK.)  Please contact us if you are interested to discuss other accreditation options.  

Aim of the course

The aim of the course is to give the participant a thorough introduction into global maternal, newborn and child health health, discuss obstacles and possible solutions to improve health at a global and local scale within an international environment.

Study load

Full-time, one week. 


  • Course fee: €795.00
  • Included: Course + course materials + lunch
  • Housing fee: €200
  • Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School

This course has the following fee options, based on your individual circumstances and application date: 

Registration date HIC-based


Early bird €595,- €395,-
Late bird €795,- €495,-

The fees include a daily lunch and course materials. These early bird registration fees apply until 1 March 2024.

*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 which they are affiliated to. HIC are high-income countries, as classified by the World Bank. 

*Erasmus+ KA107 or KA171 participants pay the 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

The housing costs do not include a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag. This is a separate product on the invoice. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please deselect or remove the sleeping bag from your order. 


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

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.


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