International Centre for Reproductive Health Belgium
ICRH Belgium is a multidisciplinary centre operating within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University. Besides research activities, ICRH Belgium implements projects in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia with a focus on developing training programmes and takes actions to defend sexual and reproductive rights.
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Prof Dr Marleen Temmerman elected to the National Academy of Medicine
As of October 1st 2022, Prof Dr Marleen Temmerman is an International Member of the National Academy of Medicine, one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the United States.
2nd China Platform Academic Forum on medicine and health sciences
Following the successful first edition of the China Platform Academic Forum (CPAF) held in September 2021, the second edition took place from 17-21 October 2022.
Latest ICRH projects
A Community-based HPV screening Implementation in Low-Income countries - CHILI
Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women worldwide, with up to 85% of the burden in resource restricted countries. Early detection of precancer has shown to be successful in reducing cancer incidence and mortality, however, a global implementation of this approach is hampered by culture and resource differences between countries.
HIGH Horizons Heat Indicators for Global Health
Monitoring, Early Warning Systems and health facility interventions for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and young children and health workers.
IMPOCHA: Improving soil, potato crops, human health, and forage quality in a climate change context
ELEVATE: EarLy dEtection of cerVical cAncer in hard-to-reach populations of women through portable and point-of-care HPV TEsting
The ELEVATE consortium wants to empower women to screen for their cervical cancer risk in any setting while guaranteeing rapid and easy-to-understand results
Improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health through a Participatory Parent-Child Communication Intervention in Uganda
Uganda has a very young population and its sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes - including teen-age pregnancies and HIV prevalence - remain among the poorest worldwide.
Developing a model for adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
For Enabel, the Belgian Development Cooperation Agency, ICRH is contributing to the development of a model for improving sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in Senegal.
- HIV & AIDS
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Health system research
- Adolescent and youth health
- Cervical cancer and HPV
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Interpersonal violence
- Mother and child health
- Reproductive rights
- Family planning and contraception
- Migrant health
- Child, early and forced marriage
- Epidemiological modeling
- Sexual health and wellbeing
- Policy analysis
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Clinical care
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Screening and detection
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Lotte De Schrijver, Ines Keygnaert, Anne Nobels2022 Assessment of the lifetime prevalence and incidence of induced abortion and correlates among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya : a secondary cohort analysis
Peter Gichangi, Stanley Luchters