Global Health Summer School

Global Health Summer School

Zahanati Ventures offers training courses in tropical medicine, global health and sexual and reproductive health. The courses aim at improving knowledge,attitudes and practices among medical workers and students practicing in developing countries within the tropics. The courses are open to all students and professionals with a relevant background in

Aims and Description of the School:

The Global Health Summer School includes elaborate seminars from experts and clinicians from leading research, training and healthcare institutions in Kenya. It is a one-week interactive course on Tropical Medicine: Parasitology, Bacteriology and Virology. The lectures introduce the subject and then use real-life case studies to learn on the signs and symptoms, pathology, diagnostic tests, and treatment of these diseases. The School will also offer an opportunity for students to visit Microbiological and Molecular laboratories in Kilifi and build on their practical skills. Furthermore, at the end of the Tropical Medicine topics, there will be a one-day session dubbed “Hot Topics in Global Health”. The School will conclude with a quiz, a certificate-awarding ceremony and an evening reception. The overall will aim will be giving the students confidence in handling patients in a tropical setting.

Who should apply to this School?

  • Students from medical (MD), nursing (BSN), dental (BDS) and other related health sciences.
  • Healthcare workers who wish to work in Africa in clinical, research or humanitarian programs or those who simply want to refresh their skills in tropical diseases.

There is no age limit.

Venue: Host Institution

Pwani University, School of Health and Human Sciences 

The University has more than five schools and is strategically located within Kilifi Town along the Mombasa-Malindi Highway. The Coastal Region of Kenya is a regional tourist hub.

The School of Health and Human Sciences, Pwani University consists of four departments housed at the Health Sciences Complex within the University: Department of Nursing, Department of Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics, Department of Public Health & Department of Anatomy & Physiology. The school runs the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health, Masters in Public Health and a PhD (in Health and Human Sciences). The school has a close working relationship with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust and Kilifi County Hospital.

The following course are now open for 2024:

● Tropical Medicine Course: March 11th to 15th March, 2024
● Global Health Course: March 11th to 15th March, 2024
● Tropical Medicine Course: 14th to 18th October, 2024
● Global Health Course: 14th to 18th October, 2024

What are the costs for selected applicants?

Cost for International Students: USD350 (day meals & tuition fees). Round trip
transport by bus or train (USD60)

Cost for Kenyan and other East-African Residents: USD 180 (day, meals & tuition fees). Roundtrip transport by bus or train (USD 40)

Currency conversion rate (according to the CBK generated rates of the day of payment)

Registration Period

Early Birds:
Registration open: 1st October, 2023
Registration closes: 31st January, 2024 (11:59 p.m. EAT)

Late Birds:
Extension of Registration re-opens: 1st March, 2024
Extension of Registration ends: 31st August, 2024 (11:59 p.m. EAT)


For all enquiries, please contact Daniel Mutonga (

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