REGIONAL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH (ERSP) Presentation The Regional School of Public Health was founded in 2009 and operates in the faculty of Medicine of the Université Catholique de Bukavu. It is the third master’s program in Public Heath after the ones of the University of Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. Its creation was designed and directed by Professor Sylvain MUNYANGA MUKONGO along with other people from the School of Public Health of the University of Kinshasa. The Regional School of Public Health was created to cover the need in specialists in public health in the provinces of Sud-Kivu, Nord-Kivu, Maniema, Province orientale and in other countries in the Great Lakes Region. Its main objective is to efficiently contribute to development in the Great Lakes Region by setting up a favorable environment for health with of a multidisciplinary programmers in public health oriented towards an efficient taking care of health problems and their prevention on an individual, community and regional level. Its courses are organized at the faculty of Medicine at the Provincial General Referral Hospital of Bukavu and has a modern computer laboratory at the FOMULAC Hospital in Katana. Training Offers • Community Health (SaCo) Methods in Public and Community Health (10 modules- 28 ECTS) Public Health Planning and Management (6 modules- 20 ECTS) Family and Community Health (8 modules – 18 ECTS) Conflict Prevention and resolution (4 modules-6 ECTS) • Option économie de la sante (EcoSan) Elementary Notions in Public Health and Health Economics (2 modules- 36 ECTS) Financing of Health (2 modules- 6 ECTS) Managerial tool in Public Health (9 modules – 25 ECTS) Marketing analysis of decisions (2 modules – 6ECTS) Conflict Prevention and Resolution (3 modules – 5 ECTS) Admission requirements For someone to be admitted in this program, the candidate should bear a degree in General Medicine or a licence (Bac+5) in Social Sciences or in equivalent fields, have the experience of more or less 12 months (an internship can be considered as a proof for professional experience). Profiles of the candidates for admission People who wish to be admitted to the program should have a degree Human Medicine, Pharmacists, Nurse, Biologist, Engineer in sanitation or hydraulics, ecologist, sociologist, anthropologist, statistician, economist, … Outlets The Master’s degree in Public Health opens up to a variety of jobs both in the Democratic Republic of Congo and abroad. Although access to the various jobs depends on the initial training of the student, one can work in the field of social or medical organizations, in hospitals and care structures, public and private educational and research organizations, pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies, and many others.