Global Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

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

This summer course will provide 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 overview of speakers, please see this our program booklet here.

Day-to-day programme (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.

Lecturers include:

  • Prof. Dr. Kitty Bloemenkamp
  • Prof. Dr. Louis Bont
  • Dr. Marcus Rijken
  • Dr. Joyce Browne
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Boele van Hensbroek
  • Dr. Menno Smit
  • Dr. Tarek Meguid
  • Mrs Koiwah Koi-Larbi Ofosuapea
  • Dr. Yvette Löwesteyn
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas van den Akker
  • Dr. Camilla Alay Llamas
  • Dr. Christopher Gill
  • Dr Natasha Housseine
  • Dr. Wieger Voskuijl
  • Prof. Dr. Job van Woensel
  • Prof. Dr Marceline Tutu – van Furth
  • Dr. Anouk Verschuuren
  • Dr. Ineke Postma
  • Dr. Albertine Baauw
  • Dr. Minke Huibers
  • Prof. dr Frédéric Amant

For more information on the lecturers, please find the course program booklet here

Target audience

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

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

Professional accreditation will be requested with NVOG, NVTG and NVK.  Please contact us if you're interested to discuss other accreditation options.  

Aim of the course

The aim of the course is to give the participant a thorough introduction in 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

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

Different registration fees apply:

  • Full/regular fee: €595,-
  • MIC or LIC* based participants: €295,-

*LIC and MIC are lower and (upper and lower-)middle income countries, as classified by the World Bank. Participants can apply for the LIC/MIC fee based on the location of the institution they are affiliated to. Limited discounted places available.

*KA107 participants pay full fee

If you combine this Summer School with 'Global Surgery and OBGYN', 'Humanizing childbirth: Critical Midwifery Studies', or 'Fundamentals in Global Health', there is an additional discount of €30 per course. Please mention this to us, so we can apply the discount.


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

Motivation Letter

More information

Recommended combinations


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
31 May 2022