Day 1 : Poster Presentations (Theme: Curricular Innovations)

Event Title

Strategic in-service training: demography, population sciences and health

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-1-2013 10:30 AM

Abstract

Background: With a population growth rate of about of 2% per annum on average since 2001, Pakistan is faced with a range of socio-economic and demographic problems including high fertility, mortality, morbidity and low use of family planning. Rapid population growth has also resulted in rising levels of rural to urban migration, urbanization, poverty, and the relationships between these processes need to be understood in the broader socio-economic context. Given the high momentum of growth and changing structure of Pakistan’s population, there is a need to have well planned policies and programs for achieving the social and economic development goals. Recognizing the emergent need, the Health Services Academy’s Departments of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Health Economics and Management, in collaboration with a trained sociologist and demographer, developed and delivered short-term training in Demography, Population Sciences and Health. The main objectives for developing this training course were to clarify concepts, terms and definitions of Population and Demographic measures and to strengthen the capacity of participants in the areas of population research and methods for analyzing and utilizing population data.

Methods: The main focus of this training was to enhance understanding of the theories and methods of demography and the population sciences and their application to health, and economic development. Emphasis was placed on studies of social, cultural and economic determinants and consequences of population change. The target population for this training was women and men across Pakistan working on issues of Population and health.

Results: The curriculum development involved evaluation of the existing programs available in Pakistan for population and demography. The evaluation resulted in development of a training course of three modules of (i) Introduction to Population Dynamics (ii) Research Tools and Methods for Analysis of

Population Data (iii) Population and Health Policy and Programs

Conclusions: Developing and designing in-service trainings for professionals working in social and development sector can assist in developing policies and programs for the population issues in population and reproductive health in developing countries.

Key words: In-service training; Population programs; Population policies

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Jan 26th, 10:30 AM Jan 26th, 12:00 PM

Strategic in-service training: demography, population sciences and health

Auditorium Pond Side

Background: With a population growth rate of about of 2% per annum on average since 2001, Pakistan is faced with a range of socio-economic and demographic problems including high fertility, mortality, morbidity and low use of family planning. Rapid population growth has also resulted in rising levels of rural to urban migration, urbanization, poverty, and the relationships between these processes need to be understood in the broader socio-economic context. Given the high momentum of growth and changing structure of Pakistan’s population, there is a need to have well planned policies and programs for achieving the social and economic development goals. Recognizing the emergent need, the Health Services Academy’s Departments of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Health Economics and Management, in collaboration with a trained sociologist and demographer, developed and delivered short-term training in Demography, Population Sciences and Health. The main objectives for developing this training course were to clarify concepts, terms and definitions of Population and Demographic measures and to strengthen the capacity of participants in the areas of population research and methods for analyzing and utilizing population data.

Methods: The main focus of this training was to enhance understanding of the theories and methods of demography and the population sciences and their application to health, and economic development. Emphasis was placed on studies of social, cultural and economic determinants and consequences of population change. The target population for this training was women and men across Pakistan working on issues of Population and health.

Results: The curriculum development involved evaluation of the existing programs available in Pakistan for population and demography. The evaluation resulted in development of a training course of three modules of (i) Introduction to Population Dynamics (ii) Research Tools and Methods for Analysis of

Population Data (iii) Population and Health Policy and Programs

Conclusions: Developing and designing in-service trainings for professionals working in social and development sector can assist in developing policies and programs for the population issues in population and reproductive health in developing countries.

Key words: In-service training; Population programs; Population policies