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Leiders in internationale gezondheidszorg
Al 50 jaar leidt KIT artsen, verpleegkundigen en andere gezondheidsprofessionals van over de hele wereld op tot leiders en experts in internationale gezondheidszorg. Dit doen we door het geven van opleidingen op het gebied van internationale gezondheidszorg. Studenten van over de hele wereld volgen Mastersprogramma’s of korte cursussen aan het KIT en maken daarna vaak een wezenlijk verschil in de gezondheidszorg in hun land. Alumni van het KIT bekleden vaak hogere posities na hun studie en kunnen daardoor bijdragen aan beleidsvorming van gezondheidszorg op district, regionaal en landelijk niveau. Vaak geven zij hun kennis ook weer door aan lokale gezondheidsprofessionals door les te geven aan universiteiten en opleidingsinstituten.
Khalid Sharifi, arts uit Afghanistan, volgde de Master in Public health in 2010. Hij werkt nu als Managing Director voor de Afghaanse NGO Social and Health Development Program (SHDP). Hij draagt bij aan beleidsvorming op gebied HIV AIDS en geeft nu zelf les aan Afghaanse artsen. Khalid Sharifi: “Met de kennis die ik heb bijgeleerd aan het KIT draag ik nu bij aan het versterken van het gezondheidsbeleid in Afghanistan.”
Waarom het KIT Scholarship Fund
De meeste studenten studeren aan het KIT met een studiebeurs maar door de daling van het aantal beurzen krijgen steeds minder studenten deze kans.
We zijn er van overtuigd dat investeren in toekomstige leiders en experts in gezondheidszorg bijdraagt aan verbetering van internationale gezondheidszorg.
Daarom is het KIT Scholarship Fund opgericht. De financiële steun wordt gegeven aan 1 student maar komt hele gemeenschappen (duizenden mensen) ten goede.
OpleidingenKIT geeft een breed aanbod aan opleidingen in Nederland en daarbuiten op het gebied van gezondheid, gender en duurzame ontwikkeling. In samenwerking met de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam organiseert KIT twee internationale Master programma’s en een groot aantal korte postuniversitaire cursussen. De KIT opleidingen spelen in op actuele ontwikkelingen op gezondheidsgebied in de wereld en staan bekend om de praktische toepasbaarheid van de lesstof, de multidisciplaire aanpak en de interactieve, partipatieve trainingsvormen waarbij ook de meegebrachte kennis, ervaring en praktijk cases van de studenten zelf een belangrijke rol spelen tijdens de cursus. Salah Daak uit Soedan, MPH student uit 2010, werkzaam als country director Islamic Relief UK: “Ik kon wat ik leerde tijdens de Health Planning module opnieuw toepassen waardoor we een project van $ 4 miljoen wonnen. Hierdoor kunnen we werkelijk bijdragen aan een betere gezondheidszorg voor veel mensen." Kijk op onze website voor meer informatie over de KIT opleidingen." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "KIT en opleidingen" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(322) "KIT is een not for profit organisatie die al meer dan honderd jaar aan capaciteitsopbouw, duurzame ontwikkeling en armoedebestrijding werkt. Door middel van onderzoek, advies en onderwijs draagt het KIT bij aan de verbetering van de gezondheidszorg en de bestrijding van tropische ziekten in lage en midden inkomenslanden." ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "kit-en-opleidingen" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2014-09-08 12:19:51" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-09-08 12:19:51" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(995) ["guid"]=> string(35) "http://www.kit.nl/kit/?page_id=1000" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "page" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }
KIT is een not for profit organisatie die al meer dan honderd jaar aan capaciteitsopbouw, duurzame ontwikkeling en armoedebestrijding werkt. Door middel van onderzoek, advies en onderwijs draagt het KIT bij aan de verbetering van de gezondheidszorg en de bestrijding van tropische ziekten in lage en midden inkomenslanden.Lees meer over KIT en opleiding
Geselecteerde studenten met een beurs van het KIT Scholarship FundWe stellen u graag voor aan de geselecteerde studenten van het KIT Scholarship Fund: Chinyama Cheelo, Zambia I come from Zambia and have studied nursing and midwifery. I have worked in hospitals as nurse in charge and also as Mother and Child health Coordinator with the District Health Management Office. Currently I work at a school of nursing and midwifery as a tutor. I would like to study the Master in International Health at KIT to help me gain solid and vast knowledge in health issues both in the local and international set up. I hope to learn how health activities are done and how policies are formulated and utilized in various parts of the world. With the knowledge learned at KIT I look forward to participate in policy formulation and conducting health services pertaining to mothers and children activities in improving the health of the mother and community at large. I have a passion for maternal health and with the challenges affecting the women in child birth and care of their babies and children. I wish to use my knowledge to take part in putting in place health activities that can improve maternal and child health in my country Zambia. Chinyama Cheelo from Zambia, background in Nursing and Midwifery. She will start the Master in International Health in 2015-2016 with a scholarship from the KIT Scholarship Fund.
Muhamad Al-Zawawy, Egypt I have been working in the health sector since my graduation from the College of Dentistry. I have started my journey from the Tahrir Square. The place that has changed my life like many other Egyptians. Soon after finishing my internship in late 2010, the Egyptian Revolution broke out. During this I have worked in civil hospitals at Tahrir Square. Its members soon launched the Tahrir Doctor Society. An NGO with the objective of providing emergency response at turbulent places and promoting public health. This experience made me realize the extent to which public health in Egypt required improvements So I started working for AHED, the leading association in health development in Egypt. This motivated me to seek advanced studies in Public Health at a reputable institution to perfect my knowledge in the expertise. So I applied for a master in public health at the distinguished Royal Tropical Institute. This Masters programme will enhance my knowledge and skills in this field and allow me to play a more active role in promoting public health in Egypt. Muhamad Al-Zawawy from Cairo, Egypt, background in Dentistry. He will start the Master in Public Health in 2015-2016 with a partial scholarship from KIT Scholarship Fund and a scholarship from the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation.
Ruth Kanyiru, Kenya My name is Ruth Kanyiru and I come from Kenya. I have a background in Nursing. Having worked in hospitals as a nurse I felt a growing interest and desire for helping a large number of people with more emphasis for prevention and primary care rather than tertiary care. I have worked as coordinator for counseling and testing services in Central province for a period of two years before joining the national level. Here I was tasked in coordinating post exposure prophylaxis in all the government hospitals in the country. In addition I have been working closely with the MARPs (most at risk population) program which deals with HIV control among MSM, community sex workers. My first introduction to international public health arena came during my volunteer work for polio eradication initiative in (Ethiopia, Ghana and Cameroon) it fascinated me as I saw the range of problems that public health professionals were trying to solve in innovative ways. This one was an eye opener to the issues faced in health care today. The area I plan to major in is nutrition. The burden of maternal mortality extends far beyond the physical and mental health implications. The prevalence of communicable disease in Kenya is a major factor in determining health outcomes. Maternal and child health are my passion. Hence capacity building of health workers in preventive medicine like nutrition, hand-washing and vaccination will be my main priority. Especially in the arid areas of my country like the rift valley, Nairobi and Eastern provinces where mothers and children are dying due to hunger like in Turkana and Marsabit, while others in the capital are over nourished too. Ruth Kanyiru from Kenya, background in Nursing. She will start the Master in International Health in 2015-2016 with a scholarship from the KIT Scholarship Fund. Doneer nu!" ["post_title"]=> string(36) "KIT Scholarship Fund: Studenten 2015" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(34) "kit-scholarship-fund-students-2015" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-09 12:20:08" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-09 12:20:08" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(995) ["guid"]=> string(35) "http://www.kit.nl/kit/?page_id=3345" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "page" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }
September 2015 beginnen drie studenten met een beurs van het KIT Scholarship Fund aan hun studie aan het KIT. Tijdens dit jaar zullen ze de Master in Public Health of the Master in International Health studeren.
Allen zullen studeren met een gedeeltelijke beurs van het KIT Scholarship Fund en hebben zelf voor aanvullende financiële middelen…
Nieuwe studenten met een beurs van het KIT Scholarship FundWe stellen u graag voor aan de nieuwe studenten van het KIT Scholarship Fund: Daren Paul Katigbak, the Philippines "Since I graduated from college was my dream to pursue a postgraduate study. Education has been a vital part of my career. I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in a premier university. I am a registered nurse and midwife by profession. At present, I am working with the Episcopal Commission on Health Care of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). I am the program officer of the entire TB program of the church, concerning 86 dioceses all over the Philippines. I am also the nurse of the HIV Center of the Camillian Fathers, a church-based initiative to help and support people living with HIV that also offers preventive services such as testing and health education. I chose to study the Master of Public Health/International Course in Health Development (ICHD/MPH) because I want to help my country and my community to have an equal and unbiased access to health services. I believe that the skills I learn at KIT will help me in my advocacy towards access to sexual and reproductive health and rights including HIV-related services in my country. These are my driving forces and my motivations to pursue this master’s programme. Following the MPH/ICHD at KIT (Royal Tropical Institute) will advance my level of knowledge, and learning with people from all over the world will help me to learn new and better methods in addressing public health concerns. I believe that pursuing this program will be a great help in empowering youth like me in addressing public health concerns and pushing limits to reach equality on rights and health care. I humbly take this opportunity to thank KIT Scholarship Fund and the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for granting me this scholarship. I look forward to sharing what I learn in my community in my constant effort to help those in need. Changing someone’s life for the better is something to be proud of. Thank you." Daren Paul Katigbak uit de Filippijnen, achtergrond in verpleeg- en verloskunde, studeert de MPH/ICHD aan het KIT met een beurs van het KIT Scholarship Fund en co-funding van NFP, Nuffic.
Abdul Wasay, Afghanistan "Being from Afghanistan, I have studied Nursing in Pakistan while living as refugee. Since more than ten years I work with the international humanitarian organization Medicins Sans Frontieres. I worked over five years in Pakistan as national staff , supporting Afghanistan refugees and host population in remote parts of Pakistan. Since 2011I joined the international pool of humanitarian aid workers and since then I have worked in South Sudan, Uzbekistan, Papua New Guinea and Iraq. My work ranges from nutrition, reproductive health, outbreak response, emergencies, mass vaccinations campaigns, MDR, and drugs sensitive TB program, sexual and reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable disease programs, across the nations, around the developing world, and in developed nations. My ultimate goal is to work in Aghanistan with the Ministry of Public health. Studying the Master in International health and Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from KIT will equip me with both technical and soft skills that I can apply in my daily work as health professional and in any future work and projects. I look forward to apply these skills in the communities that need it." Abdul Wasay uit Afghanistan, met een achtergrond in Verpleegkunde studeert de Master in International Health in 2016-2017 aan het KIT met een beurs van KIT Scholarship Fund en Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Ayodotun Aminu, Nigeria "I am a medical doctor who works with the the Hospitals' Management Board of Ondo state government in southwest Nigeria. Since my graduation from medical school seventeen years ago I have worked in different clinical positions, as a health manager leading healthcare service delivery, as well as working on the implementation of health programs in rural and semi-urban settings. In each of these working experiences I realised that in addition to my medical education, I needed to acquire skills in public health, particularly health system policy and management in order to approach my task of healthcare service delivery and program implementation from a broader perspective. I reached this conclusion because I observed on many occasions that our health system often leaves gaps that make health interventions difficult. I think this is partly due to improper engagement of stakeholders. Consequently efforts aimed at improving health are often met with disappointing outcomes. Coming to KIT for this Master of Public Health and International Course in Health Development is one right decision I belief I made to launch myself into a realm of new knowledge discovery that will enhance my continuous and better participation in the process of contribution to health development in my home state in particular and Nigeria in general. The contribution of KIT Scholarship Fund to my co-finance scholarship will facilitate my acquisition of these new skills and knowledge. I look forward to apply these new skills and knowledge in influencing the government of my state and country to evolve health policies that favor universal health coverage and improve the health and well-being of our people." Ayodotun Aminuu uit Nigeria, Arts, studeert MPH/ICHD aan het KIT met een beurs van KIT Scholarship Fund, co-funding NFP, Nuffic, en eigen bijdrage. Doneer nu!" ["post_title"]=> string(36) "KIT Scholarship Fund: Studenten 2016" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(35) "kit-scholarship-fund-studenten-2016" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-09 12:20:18" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-09 12:20:18" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(995) ["guid"]=> string(38) "http://www.kit.nl/kit/nl/?page_id=6386" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "page" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }
September 2016 begonnen drie studenten hun studie aan het KIT met een beurs van het KIT Scholarship Fund.
Ze hebben allen een deelbeurs van het KIT Scholarship Fund.
We verwelkomen deze nieuwe ‘future leaders in health’. Na hun studie aan het KIT kunnen ze dankzij hun nieuw opgedane vaardigheden en kennis beter bijdragen in het verbeteren van…
" I was doing my internship when the HIV pandemic was raging in Zambia. There was no access to ARVs in the public sector. You basically certified people dead everyday of your work. This disturbed me and I decided to go into research. Though I had theoretical knowledge, research opened my eyes to public health. This was the start of my interest of public health. I heard about KIT and talked to the school of medicine, public health department about KIT. I was informed the teaching skills were good. People who study at KIT perform very well in public health. So I decided to go to KIT. Studying at KIT helped me to have a critical mind. It also helped me to really think out of the box In my last month at KIT I applied for a position as Program Manager for cervical cancer prevention in my organization. I am still working with the cervical cancer prevention programme. I am now the Director of the programme having grown the programme from a local project to a National project. There was no way I was going to do all that without the training in public health at KIT. My thesis was on cervical cancer screening. I had a lot of guidance on screening during the training. The lectures in Epidemiology came in hand as well. Right now we have screened close to 200,000 women in the cervical cancer programme which has never happened before in this country. Though the incidence and mortality rates are still high there has been massive awareness on the disease. We have also managed to have international recognition on the programme and have trained people from 11 other African countries." Sharon Kapambwe from Zambia, MPH, background medical doctor. Currently working as director of National Cancer Prevention Centre
"The MPH study program was comprehensive and mixed of theories, practices, skills, tools to apply the knowledge, and real examples from developing countries. Program topics were all interesting and relevant to practical work in the field. With what I learned I can contribute to strengthening the policy and strategies relevant to health in Afghanistan." Khalid Sharifi from Afghanistan, MPH/ICHD 2010, background medical doctor, now working as Managing Director of Afghan NGO, Social and Health Development Program (SHDP).
"In our time, organizations and technology are evolving so rapidly that health care professionals must continually seek new skills and perspectives that enable them not only to respond to change, but also to anticipate it. And this is exactly what we were trained in KIT. Besides these academic competencies that are making a lot of difference in what I do now, staying and studying in Amsterdam also had positive effects in many ways; the principles of 'equal opportunity for all people, irrespective of gender, age, race or religion' were visible in all aspects of the Dutch life." John Kingsley Krugu from Ghana, MPH/ICHD 2010, background in biological sciences, now PHD Research Fellow at Maastricht University.
"I work as a deputy manager in the Federal Ministry of Health within the department for emergency and humanitarian action. We cover natural disasters and conflict-affected areas, which, sadly, are numerous. By designing and implementing capacity building programmes, and working together with health partners and international donors, we try to improve our public health sector at regional levels. I came to KIT because I wanted to add more knowledge to my experience. I hope that my master’s degree from KIT will help me to influence decision-makers in Sudan." Shaza Sidahmed from Sudan, MPH/ICHD 2012, background medical doctor. Working for Federal Ministry of Health.
"At KIT I was particularly impressed about the course content, the teaching staff composed of world class public health experts and leading academics and researchers, as well as the support staff whose teaching, guidance and administrative support combined to improve my academic orientation and shape my thoughts about public health and its practice." Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adjei from Ghana, MPH/ICHD 2010, now working as Deputy Director for Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation and International Relations at the National Health Insurance Authority in Ghana. He is enrolled at Radboud University Medical Centre-Nijmegen as PHD Researcher in Health Systems and Policy.
“As a manager and a clinician, the ICHD has given me the skills to formulate and implement programs and interventions to resolve pertinent health problems at national and community levels. For example, the knowledge and skills acquired from the HIV responds module and the findings of my thesis constitute the basics advocate for policy change in PMTCT of HIV in Ghana. Overall, the course has given me the confidence to analyze a public health situations and formulate policies to address the bottlenecks. I am delighted that I am no more limited to seeing patients at consulting rooms and theatres but also prepared to influence policy to impact positively on the health of the Ghanaian society at large.” Peter Baffoe, MD, Senior Specialist Obs/Gyn, MPH (Ghana) Currently: Medical Director, Upper East regional hospital
“I worked as a psychologist in public general hospitals and as a researcher in the human resources department of secretariat of São Paulo, southeast of Brazil. My experience there exposed me to the challenges faced by the population and health workers within the health sector. In professional and personal terms, I believe that the course provided me many opportunities to discuss and see public health issues in different ways. Today I can see my country from a new perspective: from micro to macro vision. My colleagues helped me view Brazil within an international context, which made me rediscover it. Now I can see beyond the difficulties and appreciate what we have achieved. It was a very intense year; I worked hard, I have matured since then and I think that many insights will come. I was able to build relationships with affection and respect within the group. I am satisfied with my performance. I have many challenges ahead, but I can recognize better my own value; I feel more confident and professionally prepared for future challenges.” Stella Parreira from Brazil, MPH, worked as psychologist in public general hospitals and as researcher in HR department in Sao Paulo.
“Every single module in this ICHD/MPH program has been practically very useful for me. During the course, I completed 8 writing assignments of different public health issues that boosted my interest and confidence in academic writing. In addition to the topics which polished my existing capacity in programming, I got new knowledge and practical skills on financing, human resource, research and statistics which are also of equal importance for the success of programs. This course has upgraded my capacity in public health to be able to work with more professional manner while ensuring equitable and effective implementation using the scarce resources that we have.” Swe Swe Aye, MPH/ICHD 2013. Background: Medical Doctor (Myanmar) Lees meer over onze studenten met een beurs van het KIT Scholarship Fund: Academisch jaar 2015-2016 Academisch jaar 2016-2017 Doneer nu! " ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Studenten van KIT" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(353) "Studenten vanuit de hele wereld volgen bij KIT opleidingen op het gebied van internationale gezondheidszorg. De meerderheid van de studenten komt uit ontwikkelingslanden. Gezondheidsmanagers, artsen, verpleegkundigen en paramedici volgen opleidingen aan KIT zodat ze in hun eigen land gezondheidsproblemen op multidisciplinaire manier kunnen benaderen. " ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "studenten-van-kit" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-12-09 12:49:11" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-12-09 12:49:11" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(995) ["guid"]=> string(35) "http://www.kit.nl/kit/?page_id=1003" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "page" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }
Studenten vanuit de hele wereld volgen bij KIT opleidingen op het gebied van internationale gezondheidszorg. De meerderheid van de studenten komt uit ontwikkelingslanden. Gezondheidsmanagers, artsen, verpleegkundigen en paramedici volgen opleidingen aan KIT zodat ze in hun eigen land gezondheidsproblemen op multidisciplinaire manier kunnen benaderen.Lees meer over de Studenten van KIT