Update IFHHRO Online Training Manual

educationA new feature has been added to the IFHHRO online training manual: Planning a Training. Here suggestions for one-day training programmes on health and human rights are provided. The programmes show how different IFHHRO session plans from the manual can be combined.

The training plans offered include:

  • Health and Human Rights
  • Access to Pain Treatment and Human Rights
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
  • Human Rights Mechanisms.

Furthermore, new training session plans have been added, including Dual Loyalty & Human Rights and Mind your Step, a session about different human rights issues that health workers may encounter in their workplace. These sessions have been developed and tested with medical students from the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA).

Have a look on www.ifhhro-training-manual.org. After registering yourself once, you can download all materials using your e-mail address.

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