Global Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level
Advanced Master

This summer course provides a comprehensive overview of maternal, newborn and child health globally. With an enthusiastic team of experts from all over the world, we will discuss the major challenges which women and children in the world are facing, and we will look at potential solutions. This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Center 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.

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

This course will provide 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 international group of participants and faculty.

For an impression of the MNCH, please see last year's programme booklet here. The updated programme booklet is expected to become available early 2023. 

2023 programma MNCH programm_v1.pdf
Utrecht Summer School Welcome Day 2023_3.pdf
Course director
Prof. Louis Bont, Prof. Kitty Bloemenkamp, Prof. Michaël Boele van Hensbroek, Dr. Joyce Browne & Dr. Marcus Rijken


Lectures will include experts from the organizing institutions (UMC Utrecht, Amsterdam Centre for Global Child Health, Working party for International Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health) as well as other institutions.

The final list of 2023 lecturers will become available early 2023. For an overview of last year's lecturers, please see the course programme booklet here

Target audience

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

  • PhD & Master’s level students (Medical/global health/public health/biomedical sciences)
  • Medical doctors, nurses, midwives
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers

Professional accreditation will be requested with 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, and discuss obstacles as well as possible solutions to improve health at a global and local level within an international environment.

Study load

Fulltime, one week. 


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

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

Registration date HIC-based


Early bird €595,- €295,-
Late bird €795,- €395,-

These early bird registration fees apply until 15 March.

*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

Recommended combinations


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
15 June 2023