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Certificate Course on Gender and Health


Gender is one of the important set of dimensions along which every society is organised and almost often stratified. An understanding of gender and gender relations is important to understand its implications on health.  There is an intrinsic need to look at health from a gender perspective, looking at them in relationship with other dimensions including health systems, policy and program environment, demographic structures, violence and humanitarian emergencies. 

The course on Gender and Health (G&H) is developed with the aim of building capacities of scholars, researchers and teaching staff from partner institutions in Research on Social Determinants of Health. Designed in a blended learning format, the course will be taught by a multidisciplinary team from IIPHG and experts from outside it.


The course would involve interdisciplinary aspects of Gender, and its implication of health. Various lectures can be broadly classified under four themes viz. a) Concepts around Gender and Health, b) Gender based Differentials in selected health, population and nutritional issues, c) Specific issues affecting women’s health, and d) Gender in policy and programmes. Masculinity and issues of men’s health and issues of the transgender community will also be covered.


To equip participants with the knowledge and skills of concepts and theories around gender and health

To sensitize participants about gender based differentials in different dimensions of health

To understand how gender based inequity leads to inequity in health status, access to health care and to the hierarchy within the health care sector

To build competency of participants in conducting gender related analyses.


Evaluation will be through online written assignments, quizzes, participation in discussion forums, and critical review of short films / videos etc.


This online, blended-learning course is of 4 months duration. It will be delivered through online audio lectures, assignments, and interactive sessions. Additionally, e-text books giving recommended readings, books will be provided. The E-learning platform also involves use of short films and videos, online discussion forums and electronically submitted assignments.


• Any graduate degree, preferably in social sciences, social work, medical, para-medical, or humanities discipline
• Preference will be given to mid-career professionals from development sector

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  • Starts: 01 Aug, 2017
  • Last date for applying: 01 Aug, 2017
  • Duration: 4 Months
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  • Program Fee: Indian: 9000 INR , South Asian Candidates : SAARC states "Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka".

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    140 USD , Other International Candidates: 330 USD