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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ANSER publication announcement: 'Five years of global academic collaboration building evidence for sexual and reproductive health and rights policies'
We have the pleasure to announce that it is finally here! The ANSER publication 'Five years of global academic collaboration building evidence for sexual and reproductive health and rights policies' is out.
Webinar: The multiple jeopardy of gender-based violence, migration and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how the intersection of multiple forms of discrimination and inequalities - in gender, class, geography, ethnicity, race and citizenship status - have devastating impacts on migrants health.
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.
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.
Leaving no one behind (LNOB): Access to contraceptive methods for vulnerable women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
This study is led by the East European Institute for Reproductive Health. ICRH is contributing to the study by making a comparative analyses of the LNOB and the I-SHARE data. Despite considerable progress, the needs of vulnerable communities have been traditionally underrepresented in national policies and programmes targeting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
I-SHARE I and II
COVID-19 may have a profound impact on sexual health, reproductive health and social life across the world. Shelter in place regulations that have extended across the globe may influence condomless sex, exacerbate intimate partner violence and reduce access to essential reproductive health services.
- 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