Call for Applications - 2017 Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship

July 16 - 29, 2017

The Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) – project of Action Health Incorporated, announces the 14th edition of its annual Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship (SLDF) training programme. The two-week course is scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria from July 16th -29th, 2017.



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