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Start: 14 May 2000
End: 23 May 2000

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Description of the Course
The first module of the "Adapting to Change" Core Course was delivered in close cooperation with the Social Research Center (SRC) of the American University of Cairo (AUC) from 14 to 23 May 2000 in Cairo, Egypt. The module, adapted from a five-day face-to-face training, was delivered as an eight-day distance learning event integrated into the SRC three-month training program on Research Methods for Policy Formulation and Evaluation. The SRC program had a special focus on population and reproductive health concerns in the Arab countries and was offered for the first time in April-June 2000.

The Objectives:
The objectives of this module were to assist population/reproductive health (P/RH) practitioners, as well as researchers and trainers, and to adapt RH programs and services to the changing conditions and requirements of health systems which are undergoing reform. It equipped participants to better understand the new environment for delivering RH services, both globally and in the context of the MENA region.








Resource Persons

Carla AbouZahr Maha El Adawy C. Mark Blackden
David E. Bloom John Bongaarts Margaret Catley-Carlson
John Casterline Jo Hindriks Fatma Khafagy
Tom Merrick Hoda Rashad

If you would like more information regarding this course please contact Jo Hindriks at or Hoda Rashad at

For more information about the American University in Cairo or the Social Research Institute please follow these links: