KIT is a not-for-profit organisation that has worked already for more than a hundred years on capacity building, sustainable development and poverty reduction. Through research, advisory services and education KIT contributes to the improvement of healthcare and fights tropical diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
KIT provides a wide range of courses in the Netherlands and abroad in the field of health, gender and sustainable development.
In collaboration with the Free University of Amsterdam KIT organizes two international Masters Programmes and a wide range of short postgraduate courses.
The KIT programmes respond to current developments in the field of health care and public health in the world and are known for the practical applicability of the curriculum, the multidisciplinary approach and interactive, participative training methods. Knowledge, experience from students and case studies are an important part of the course.
Salah Daak from Sudan, MPH student in 2010, now works as country director of Islamic Relief UK: “What I learned during the Health Planning module I could reapply in my work, and we won a $4 million project. This allows us to really contribute to better health care for many people.”
Woman Leaders in Global Health Development Initiative
As part of the Women Leaders in Global health Development Initiative, KIT Scholarship Fund will award more than half of all scholarships to women. KIT has launched this initiative to face current health challenges around the world which call for strong women leaders in global health.