Workshop: Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS)

4 - 11 May 2021
Online / virtual

A novel, online training

This workshop will be a novel, online training, the first of its kind offered to health professionals for FGS that will use the Foundation’s unique peer learning methodology. It will:

  • offer state-of-the art expertise from some of the world’s most experienced FGS practitioners, using an evidence-based package of interventions to help you learn with and from your peers;
  • help you integrate FGS into your practice by improving your ability to assess risk factors, prevent, diagnose, and manage FGS;
  • encourage you to consider why and how you should advocate for action to reduce the suffering of women and girls due to FGS.

Who should apply?

Applications closed on the 9th of April.

Whether you are a health professional working in a schistosomiasis endemic country in sub-Saharan Africa or a global health professional concerned about women’s health, you can make a difference.

You are encouraged to apply if:

  • You are a health professional working in a clinical setting who performs pelvic exams in a schistosomiasis-endemic country, e.g., you are a medical doctor, obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN), physician, nurse practitioner, or midwife;
  • You are a health professional who provides care, supports, or refers women and girls in a schistosomiasis-endemic country but do not perform pelvic exams as part of your work.

Workshop schedule

The workshop combines both live group discussions and offline individual activities. Time required for the individual activities are indicative. 

  • Session 1 (3 hours live group discussion): Tuesday 4 May 2021, 16h-19h Geneva time. Understand FGS and learn how to prevent, identify, diagnose, treat, and manage FGS through real-world scenarios. 3 hours of live group discussion required.
  • Session 2 (3 hours live group discussion): Wednesday 5 May 2021, 16h-19h Geneva timeGroup problem-solve real-world FGS challenges identified by participants through the Scholar methodology developed by the Geneva Learning Foundation. 3 hours of live group discussion required.
  • Session 3 (3 hours minimum): 6-7 May 2021 (Thursday and Friday). Draft and submit your FGS action plan to improve FGS identification, diagnosis, treatment, referral and prevention in your context. This is an offline individual activity, with an optional one-hour live peer support session.
  • Session 4 (3 hours minimum): Monday 10 May 2021. Conduct structured peer review to give feedback for other participants' FGS action plans and to receive feedback for your own action plan. This is an offline individual activity, with an optional one-hour live peer support session.
  • Session 5 (2 hours): Tuesday 11 May 2021, 16h-18h Geneva time. Presentation by participants of FGS action plans with group discussion and feedback. Two hours of live group discussion required.

The detailed workshop programme will be sent to selected participants before the start of the workshop. Support and tutoring will be provided before and during the workshop.

Female Genital Schistosomiasis