Since 2000, the Trust has provided three student bursaries per year at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) for the Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health at the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health.
This is a unique Diploma programme, through which our funding supports three students per year from lower and middle income countries (LMIC). The students are healthcare professionals in countries where there is often a high prevalence of HIV and other STDs, and where maternal mortality rates tend to be high.
Through the Diploma, doctors, midwives, clinical officers and other healthcare professionals from across the world learn together about the development and evaluation of practical, evidence-based interventions to improve care for women, babies and children in LMICs in line with global strategies.
The course provides a multi-dimensional team approach, enabling substantial learning outcomes for the students, with the aim that they will go on to make significant improvements in their communities. Students share the skills and learning from the course with healthcare colleagues on their return home, delivering an exponential impact on the number of lives saved and improved in the communities in which they practice.
Read more about the Diploma here.