AIPMS: Diploma in Maternal Child Health

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS) is pleased to announce a Diploma in Maternal and Child Health. The course is offered through distance learning and runs for six Months. The course starts on 1st of every month

Course Overview

From the earliest of times, health of the mother and her child have been recognized as a major determinant of socioeconomic advancement and a progressive economy. 

However, contrary to this basic need of a nation, negative drivers exist in all societies which adversely affect the health of this potentially vulnerable section of the population.
Better Maternal & Child Health (MCH) is a continuous global need rather than being thought of primarily as a discipline focused on the developing world. Evidence-based best practices in maternal and child health (MCH) have transformed this conventional discipline into an interdisciplinary profession, creating a need for specialized public health professionals who are trained to focus on the holistic well-being of the mother and the child.

In a true global context Maternal and child health service can be defined as “promoting, preventing, therapeutic or rehabilitation facility or care for the mother and child” focused and tailored towards the specific need of the geographic region, recognizing the heterogeneous nature of the human population and wide range of associated outcomes.

The health of mothers and children is paramount in creating a healthy world. Despite considerable advancements in medical knowledge there are still women and children dying from preventable or treatable conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Current CDC data reveals that still approximately 800 women die every day due to preventable or treatable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of this maternal mortality is in the developing parts of the world. WHO data for the year 2015 revealed that approximately 303,000 women died due to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. In 2015 approximately 5.9 million children under five years died and 45% of these deaths occurred in the first 28 days of life.

Course Content

  • Foundations of maternal and child health
  • Preventive concepts in maternal and child health
  • Maternal and child health system
  • Epidemiology
  • Reproductive health
  • Child health
  • General principles of immunization
  • Safe immunization
  • Major vaccine preventable diseases

After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

Assignments: There are ten assignments (continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% project paper or examination will account for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript .


Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course

Duration And Course Load: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week

Dates: Six Months course that starts every 1st of the month.

Regions Targeted: Global

Course: Fee: $800

Organizers: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)

Language: English only

Format: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

General course contact

The Academics Coordinator
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)

Event Start Date: 
Friday, 17 August, 2018
Event End Date: 
Sunday, 30 September, 2018
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