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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High Horizons: The impact of heat on maternal, newborn and child health
Press release: Thousands of newborn babies and expectant mothers could be saved from dying needlessly from exposure to heat, researchers say, as they launch a new four-year project focusing on sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
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.
“How do you experience migration?”
Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Female Genital Mutilation Support Program
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
- 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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2022 Barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening among under-screened women in Cuenca, Ecuador : the perspectives of women and health professionals
Olivier Degomme, Kristien Michielsen, Heleen Vermandere