Title: Training Course on Population Change and Public Health»

Training Course on Population Change and Public Health Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya

This course introduces the basic elements of population studies, including: population size, composition, and distribution, and the causes and consequences of changes in these characteristics. An overview of demographic processes and measures used to assess them is presented. The course also focuses on reproductive health issues important in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of population policies and programs on population change will be analyzed for different countries. Current issues and problems in program design, implementation, and evaluation will be outlined with the help of several case studies.

Who Should Apply?

Public health practitioners, epidemiologists, exposure scientists, quantitative health geographers, risk assessors, students.


5 Days

Course Objectives

After completion of this course the student will be able to:

i.                    Describe the current status and trends in population size, composition and distribution, and analyze the causes and consequences of changes in these characteristics.

ii.                  Calculate and interpret basic measures used to assess demographic processes: fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization.

iii.               Describe and analyze the theories and empirical evidence to explain the observed trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and urbanization in the developing and developed world.

iv.               Describe trends in household/family structure, number, composition and types, and their demographic and social implications.

v.                  Describe and interpret basic biological reproductive processes and major contraceptive technologies.

vi.               Identify the important reproductive health issues in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa and their socioeconomic, health and demographic impact; and devise programmatic strategies to tackle them.

vii.             Analyze population policy, its formulation and role in the future of sub-Saharan Africa's demographic and reproductive health trends.

viii.           Outline the steps and issues involved in designing a reproductive health/family planning program.

ix.                Analyze organizational, administrative, financial and technical issues involved in program design, implementation and evaluation.

Course Content

a.      Population Size, Growth, and Demographic Transition

b.      Population Structure, Composition and Distribution

c.       Social and Economic Consequences of Population Growth

d.     Fertility and Reproduction: Data Sources and Measurement

e.      Fertility Change: Trends, Differentials, Determinants and Theories

f.        Mortality and morbidity: Data Sources and Measurement

g.      Mortality Decline: Trends, Differentials, Theories and Prospects

h.      Migration: Sources of Data, Measurement, Trends in Time and Space, Theories and Implications.

i.        Urbanization: Measurement, Theories, Trends, and Prospects

j.        Reproductive Health: Biological Processes and Contraceptive Technology

k.      Components of Reproductive Health

l.        Fertility and Infertility: Processes and Management

m.   Population Policies and Programs


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.

Key Notes

i. The participant must be conversant with English.

ii. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

iii. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

iv. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate upon successful completion of Training.

v. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

vi. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.

Course Fee: Ksh 90,000, USD 1,100

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Action
. 04/12/2023 08/12/2023 Register
. 06/11/2023 10/11/2023 Register
. 02/10/2023 06/10/2023 Register
. 04/09/2023 08/09/2023 Register
. 07/08/2023 11/08/2023 Register
. 03/07/2023 07/07/2023 Register
. 05/06/2023 09/06/2023 Register
. 08/05/2023 12/05/2023 Register
. 03/04/2023 07/04/2023 Register
. 17/04/2023 21/04/2023 Register
. 22/05/2023 26/05/2023 Register
. 19/06/2023 23/06/2023 Register
. 17/07/2023 21/07/2023 Register
. 21/08/2023 25/08/2023 Register
. 18/09/2023 22/09/2023 Register
. 16/10/2023 20/10/2023 Register
. 20/11/2023 24/11/2023 Register
. 18/12/2023 22/12/2023 Register