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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Cervical cancer and HPV

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.


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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Cervical cancer and HPV

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


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Adolescent and youth health Reproductive rights Sexual health and wellbeing

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.


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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.


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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.


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Interpersonal violence Sexual health and wellbeing

Online opleiding rond seksueel geweld voor justitie-assistenten binnen Slachtofferonthaal


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