The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam is a multifaceted centre of expertise for international and intercultural cooperation. KIT aims to improve health and ensure equitable socio-economic development.
Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, our knowledge work focuses on global health, gender, economic development and intercultural communication. Our education offer comprises a graduate programme in global health, advanced courses for health professionals, a gender training programme and training and coaching services in intercultural communication. Our campus houses state-of-the-art office and conference facilities, the certified ecofriendly Amsterdam Tropen Hotel, and De Tropen cafe & restaurant. We are also the home of SDG House: a resident community of sustainability experts, social entrepreneurs and NGOs with a membership of 60+ organisations.
KIT Health aims to improve the health of people in low- and middle-income countries by cooperation on research, evaluation, advice and education. Our mission is to improve equity in health by empowering people and strengthening health systems. We work with partners to generate context-specific knowledge and to build capacity at the interface of policy and practice. Key thematic areas of work are education, sexual and reproductive health & rights, health systems strengthening and disease control.
The HSS team within the Health Unit supports governments, civil society organisations, the private sector and NGOs in their efforts to improve health sector performance. We help to design and evaluate countries’ health-care models and strategies, taking into account a wide spectrum of aspects relating to quality of care, human resources for health, health financing and governance, monitoring and evaluation and epidemiology systems and approaches. True to our commitment to help underserved areas and populations, we have developed specific expertise in Health Systems in Fragile contexts.
General information about KIT and KIT Health can be found on: www.kit.nl and www.kit.nl/health.