Union Training and Education

The Union Courses

Union courses enable clinicians, programme managers and other healthcare professionals to develop and strengthen their knowledge and skills, in order to provide quality care for patients.

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IMDP Courses

International Management Development Programme (IMDP) courses strengthen health systems by training health professionals in the specific management competencies that are essential for healthcare programmes to provide quality care for patients.

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Tobacco Control Courses

Tobacco Control courses strengthen capacity for effective programmes in countries with the highest burden of tobacco use. Technical training courses assist countries in meeting requirements under the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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Our Courses

International Management Development
Programme Courses (IMDP)

These courses train health professionals in the management competencies that are essential for healthcare programmes to provide quality care.

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Tuberculosis (TB) and Lung Health Courses

These courses cover clinical and programmatic aspects of tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, tuberculosis-HIV and tobacco control.

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Operational Research

These programmes train promising individuals in implementing operational research, to improve health care delivery and public health.


Tobacco Control

These courses strengthen capacity for effective tobacco control programmes in countries with the highest burden of tobacco use.


Upcoming Courses


The Union’s faculty members consist of medical doctors, researchers, clinicians and other public health professionals who specialize in tuberculosis (TB), TB-HIV, MDR-TB, Tobacco Control and other lung health diseases. Distinguished faculty from all around the world facilitate beneficial training courses that assist health professionals in improving the health of those living in low- and middle-income countries.


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Ma participation au Cours International pour le contrôle de la tuberculose organisé par l’Union remonte à cinq ans. Jeune pneumologue ayant fraîchement fini sa formation spécialisée, j’étais naïvement convaincu d’être suffisamment outillé pour prendre correctement en charge la tuberculose.
Mais étonnamment, ce fut trois semaines riches en enseignements et en partage d’expériences avec des praticiens venus de divers horizons, appuyés par des exercices pratiques qui reflètent les difficultés quotidiennement rencontrées lors de la prise en charge des patients.

Dr Serge Ade , Bénin

I am more of a technical person and I did not have formal project management training. I was learning by doing. Now I have a different perspective, I have the theory and the practice. The content will impact how I run future projects, more professionally.

Dr Uladzimir Antonenka , Germany
Program Manager for Central Asia Republics

I had high hopes for the Performance-Oriented Project Management class, and it met all of my expectations. Interestingly, it did this in part by cementing what I already knew as well as providing new ideas.

Cristina Celan , Republic of Moldova
Project Coordinator/TB Programme Officer, Center for Health Policies and Studies

In the Strategic Planning and Innovation course, I learned how to creatively analyse situations, review and appraise various options for overcoming obstacles and ensure we are taking the best approach.

Emily Muga , Kenya
Head of Special Programmes, Kenya Red Cross Society

The Union’s courses continue to provide quality training and education to its participants. Our years of dedicated educational services originates from the need of valuable knowledge and skills to be acquired by public health professionals, from low- and middle-income countries. We strive to provide the necessary tools needed to address the challenges faced by national programme managers and healthcare administrators in limited-resource settings. Former course participants share their experiences.

Andrews Seglah , Ghana
Budget Planning and Project Management