E-Learning for Sisters

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Become an Expert and Leader on Maternal Child Heath

This is a customized, online learning experience created for Catholic Sisters. It supports efforts to save the lives of children and their mothers by building knowledge, skills and capacity of Sisters worldwide to strengthen health systems and empower communities.

Virtual Online Learning that Leads to Transformative Results!

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  • Courses grouped into Learning Paths
  • Students are guided by a facilitator
  • Interactive and engaging elements
  • Live sessions with experts
  • Collaborative learning
  • Accessible on any device at any time
  • Collaborate with other Sisters via the L4H Community Center
  • Affordable payment options for Sisters

Our Learning Paths

Management Option 1

Health Care Management

Length: 9 Weeks

Learners will review core management concepts and develop practical skills that can be applied in health facility settings. Topics covered: 

  • The Management Process
  • Organizational Documents
  • Budgeting and Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Human Resources

*Course available in English, French and Spanish


Leadership (1)


Length: 8 Weeks

Learners will practice leadership skills for application in nonprofit organizations and health facility settings and develop a performance improvement plan. Topics covered: 

  • Leadership Styles
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • Motivating Others
  • Managing Delivery of the Vision
  • Communication
  • Problem-Solving
  • Leaving a Lasting Legacy

*Course available in English, French and Spanish

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CHW Program Management

Length: 4 Weeks

Learners are introduced to the project management process and how to apply these concepts to community health worker (CHW) programs. Topics covered: 

  • An Overview of Project Management
  • CHW Program Management
  • Assessment and Improvement of CHW Programs

*Course available in English, French and Spanish

* Pre-requisite: Health Care Management


Pharmacy Management

Length: 6 Weeks

Learners are provided practical knowledge and tools to manage health facility pharmacies and drug stores. Topics covered: 

  • The Medication Management Cycle
  • Rational Use of Medicines
  • Financing Pharmacies

*Course available in English and French

* Pre-requisite: Health Care Management

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Project Management

Length: 9 Weeks

Learners will understand basic project management principles to improve their project management skills or manage a project for the first time. Topics covered:  

  • The Project Management Overview 
  • The Project Management Cycle 
  • Project Budgeting Best Practices 
  • An Overview of Monitoring and Evaluation 

*Course available in English and French

* Pre-requisite: Health Care Management


Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Length: 7 Weeks

Learners will learn how to apply M&E concepts to their health facility programs for improved operations and patient quality of care. Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to M&E
  • Planning for Monitoring 
  • Data Concepts 
  • Data Collection 
  • Using Data 
  • Project Evaluation & Documentation 

*Course available in English and French 

* Pre-requisite: Health Care Management & Project Management

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Improving Nutrition Outcomes

Length: 7 Weeks

Learners will acquire nutrition best practices for application in their community and facility-based programs. Topics covered: 

  • An Introduction to Nutrition 
  • Nutrition During the Life Cycle 
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) 
  • Nutrition in Emergencies and Disasters 
  • Health Facility-based Nutrition Interventions 
  • Implementing Community Nutrition Programs 

*Course available in English


Maternal and Child Health Communication

Length: 5 Weeks

Learners will improve their communication skills, including respectful maternal care, as applied to a maternal and child health context. Topics covered: 

  • Introduction to Communication 
  • Communicating with Women and Mothers 
  • Communicating with Children and Families 
  • Communication Policies and Practices 

*Course available in English & French

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Water, Sanitation, & Health (WASH)

Length: 7 Weeks

Learners will acquire knowledge of WASH principles for application in community and facility-based WASH projects. Topics covered:  

  • An Introduction to WASH 
  • Improving Access to Water and Sanitation 
  • Health and Hygiene Promotion 
  • Implementing WASH Projects 
  • Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)
  • WASH in Health Facilities 

*Course available in English 

At the end of each learning path, students will apply the lessons learned to their work by improving one or several aspects of their health care facility through a project of their choice.

Courses Begin October 2- Apply Now!

Have Questions? Please contact L4Hadmin@medicinesforhumanity.org

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