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Prevention and Awareness of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Course


Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) constitute a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Their public health importance draws from their complications which disproportionately affect women and newborns, their reproductive health consequences and the fact that they facilitate the transmission of HIV. However, all STDs are preventable and most can be cured. Effective STD case management is the cornerstone for STD control through breaking the chain of transmission from infected to non-infected persons.

The purpose of this course is to provide practical guidance to participants of operational level health workers who are expected to conduct STD case management in the health facilities. Its aim is to provide with skills to train clinicians in the syndromic management of STDs, provide counseling and community education about STDs. It also provides practical information to plan, execute and evaluate STD training. The knowledge gained in this training will aid participants to increase awareness on STDs


5 Days


This training programme is for clinicians and service providers whose normal duties include first-level diagnosis and treatment of patients and those who work as outreach providers, counselors or educators at any first-contact health facility. To make an effective attack on the STI epidemic, it is important that all such staff be trained as quickly as possible.

The training may also be of value to more experienced staff who will be involved in the management or administration of clinics and health services.


  • Summarize the epidemiology of the most common genital sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
  • Describe the modes of transmission of genital STDs.
  • Explain the principles and strategies for prevention of STDs.
  • Discuss diagnostic methods for sexually transmitted diseases.
  • List the treatment options for each of the most common STDs.
  • Describe protection against STDs for victims of sexual assault.
  • Discuss the education of patients and their partners at risk for contracting STDs.

Topics to be covered

  • Introduction
  • Diagnostic, Treatment and Prevention of STDs
  • Health Education and Communication Skills
  • Sexual assault examination and aftercare
  • STD data and reporting

MODULE 1: Introduction

  • General overview of STI
  • Epidemiology and distribution of STD
  • Common genital STD
  • Organisms that causes genital STD

MODULE 2: Diagnostic, Treatment and Prevention of STDs

  • General Diagnostic and symptoms
  • Treatment of STDs
  • Public health prevention of STDs
  • Practical program

MODULE 3: Heath Education and Communication Skills

  • Effective communication with clients
  • Barriers to an effective communication related to STI
  • Health education-        
  1. Compliance to treatment
  2. Counseling/education
  3. Contact tracing and treatment

MODULE 4: Sexual Assault Examination and After Care

  • Introduction to different models of care
  • Describing injuries accurately
  • The law relating to sexual assault
  • STD protection for victims of sexual assault
  • Emotional/psychological aspects of STDs

MODULE 5: Designing STD Control Program

  • Introduction
  • Programme designs
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 12th August 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 19-08-2019
Event End Date 23-08-2019
Cut off date 12-08-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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