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Short Course on Leadership in Family Planning and Reproductive Health

The Population and Reproductive Hea lth Program of the Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University(AKU), Karachiis pleased to announce a short course on “Leadership in Family Planning and Reproductive Healthâ€�scheduled fromMarch 8  to March 18, 2010 in Karachi. The brochure and registration form for this course are attached with this email for your reference.


This course will provide a good learning opportunity for mid level managers from Health; Population Welfare; Planning and Development, and relevant NGOs working in districts of Punjab with experience and interest in Population, Family Planning and[].


We would really encourage those who are currently working in various NGOs in PunjabRegion which are active in Health and Population sectors to apply for this great learning opportunity.


Interested applicants who are willing to enroll in this course must fulfill the following selection criteria:


a)       age not more than 40 years on 31 stDecember 2009.

b)       is serving or has served in field based project/program.

c)        has already served in your organization for at least 1 year.

d)       has not attended any recent training (in last one year) at Aga Khan University.


Kindly note other necessary information pertaining to participation in this course:


1.        The course will be conducted at a local hotel in Karachi from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

2.        Lunch and refreshments will be provided to the participants during the course.

3.        Two way economy class air-fare of most economical route will be reimbursed on submission of copy of computerized NIC and Original Ticket/s. Whereas, coverage of local travel will be individual’s responsibility and will not be covered by CHS-AKU.

4.      Accommodation will be provided to the participants in single occupancy at a local hotel (12 nights from March 7 to 18, complimentary breakfast, air-port pick and drop through hotel).  Availing any additional facility e.g. Prolonged stay, Laundry, Mini-bar, Local/Long Distance telephone, coffee/drinks/ meals, etc. will be individual’s responsibility and will not be covered by CHS-AKU.  Participants making their own accommodation arrangements will not be eligible to claim any compensation.

5.      Subsistence Allowances of Rs. 850/= per day will be paid for the days participants are presented in Karachi duration of course to cover the cost of dinner and other incidentals.

6.       Reimbursement of air-fare and Subsistence Allowances will be made through demand draft and will be mailed to individuals after completion of the course.

7.      The course will conclude by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2010, and participants would be requested to schedule their travel plans maximum by next morning accordingly.


Please feel free to contact us for further information on this. We would greatly appreciate to have the  filled registration form (form attached) returned latest by/before Sunday, February 28, 2010 to be sent to C/o Mr. Shehzad Rajwani; Fax #: 021-34934294, 34932095; E-mail:  shehzad.rajwani@ ; Tel #: 021 – 34864845, 34864811, 34864802.


  Shehzad S. Rajwani

Senior Program Officer

Department of Community Health Sciences | Aga Khan University | Stadium Road PO Box 3500 | Karachi 74800,  Pakistan

Office (Direct):  +92 21 3486-4836 |  Cell: +92 300 2833920 |  Fax: +92 21 3493-4294, 3493-2095