Introduction to Primary Health Care School
April 22 - September 20NZD$10,490
In a world where diarrhea kills 2195 children every day, more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined, is there hope to be found? Primary Health Care is the answer.
Imagine a world where children don’t die from easily preventable and treatable diseases like diarrhea, a world completely eradicated of many infectious diseases like polio or malaria, a world without malnutrition caused by religious or cultural beliefs. What might the world look like if developing nations were no longer burdened by such diseases? This world can be a reality.
Primary health care is a strategy that was developed to address these issues in the most practical way; to care for as much of the problem as possible, as close to the problem as possible.
Introduction to Primary Health Care is a training course designed to equip missionaries with the skills to provide and teach physical and spiritual wellness in places with little or no access to health care. Skills to bring hope and healing to those who feel hopeless!
Now imagine yourself taking these skills to the most remote, isolated and forgotten people on earth! Imagine yourself bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to people who have never heard of Him; SHOWING God’s heart of compassion and mercy, and TEACHING about His intentions for people! Imagine yourself fighting against injustice by showing value to those who seem to have no value – the untouchables, the forgotten, the oppressed… those whom Jesus calls the “LEAST OF THESE”; letting people know they are NOT forgotten, that God sees their suffering, cares deeply about it and wants to bring about change!
What if missionaries had tangible skills to help communicate these things despite differences in culture or language? IPHC is a 5 month training course for missionaries who desire these skills to help them serve their communities and build relationships.
◦ IPHC is comprised of 3 months of classroom lectures followed by 2 months of field assignment in a developing area, potentially in the South Pacific or Southeast Asia.
◦ Both elements are required for successful completion of the course.
◦ Instructors are from a variety of different healthcare backgrounds including doctors, physician assistants, nurses and long-term missionaries.
◦ Successful completion of a YWAM Discipleship Training School.
◦ Medical professionals as well as those with no medical background are welcome.
◦ If you haven’t yet completed a DTS, check out our year-long, Medical Missions Program, Medical Compassion DTS PLUS, which includes BOTH our Medical Compassion DTS as well as the IPHC. Check it out now!
◦ 20-24 credits will be earned upon successful completion of the Introduction to Primary Health Care Lecture Phase (CNH 261) and Field Assignment (CNH 262).
◦ These credits may be applied to a UofN degree and have been accepted at some other colleges and universities.
◦ Contact us for more information!