Prevention and Awareness of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Course


Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) constitute a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Their public health importance draws from their complications which disproportionately affect women and newborns, their reproductive health consequences and the fact that they facilitate the transmission of HIV. However, all STDs are preventable and most can be cured. Effective STD case management is the cornerstone for STD control through breaking the chain of transmission from infected to non-infected persons.

The purpose of this course is to provide practical guidance to participants of operational level health workers who are expected to conduct STD case management in the health facilities. Its aim is to provide with skills to train clinicians in the syndromic management of STDs, provide counseling and community education about STDs. It also provides practical information to plan, execute and evaluate STD training. The knowledge gained in this training will aid participants to increase awareness on STDs


5 Days


This training programme is for clinicians and service providers whose normal duties include first-level diagnosis and treatment of patients and those who work as outreach providers, counselors or educators at any first-contact health facility. To make an effective attack on the STI epidemic, it is important that all such staff be trained as quickly as possible.

The training may also be of value to more experienced staff who will be involved in the management or administration of clinics and health services.


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
PAS07 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
PAS07 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
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Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


  • Summarize the epidemiology of the most common genital sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
  • Describe the modes of transmission of genital STDs.
  • Explain the principles and strategies for prevention of STDs.
  • Discuss diagnostic methods for sexually transmitted diseases.
  • List the treatment options for each of the most common STDs.
  • Describe protection against STDs for victims of sexual assault.
  • Discuss the education of patients and their partners at risk for contracting STDs.

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Introduction

  • General overview of STI
  • Epidemiology and distribution of STD
  • Common genital STD
  • Organisms that causes genital STD

MODULE 2: Diagnostic, Treatment and Prevention of STDs

  • General Diagnostic and symptoms
  • Treatment of STDs
  • Public health prevention of STDs
  • Practical program

MODULE 3: Heath Education and Communication Skills

  • Effective communication with clients
  • Barriers to an effective communication related to STI
  • Health education-        
  1. Compliance to treatment
  2. Counseling/education
  3. Contact tracing and treatment

MODULE 4: Sexual Assault Examination and After Care

  • Introduction to different models of care
  • Describing injuries accurately
  • The law relating to sexual assault
  • STD protection for victims of sexual assault
  • Emotional/psychological aspects of STDs

MODULE 5: Designing STD Control Program

  • Introduction
  • Programme designs
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation

Course Administration Details:


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the cut off date stated below

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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