ICRH is conducting a study on how to deal with female genital mutilation within the healthcare sector.
There are an estimated 22,480 women living in Belgium who come from countries where female genital mutilation is performed. Gynaecologists and midwives are faced with specific care issues related to female genital mutilation. Women with genital mutilation addressing our health...
-A qualitative study (on the basis of in-depth interviews) will be conducted to identify the role of midwives in the prevention of FGM (from preconception to postpartum), and will equally identify the means of communication that are used - or could be used - by both gynaecologists and midwives, to provide adequate care to women with genital mutilation.
The study is being conducted by ICRH in collaboration with four master students Midwifery. The research team consists of: Els Leye (promoter), Inge Tency (co-supervisor), Charlotte L'Ecluse & Sien Cappon for the quantitative part and Jade Strobbe and Habadia El Asjadi for the qualitative component. The study should be completed by mid 2013.
Marleen Temmerman receives the Van Acker Award
On 29 April ICRH Global chair Prof Marleen Temmerman received the prestigious Van Acker Award.
Studenten van Tsinghua University bezoeken Gent voor de 3e editie van de opleiding voor voortgezet onderwijs
De Universiteit Gent en de Tsinghua Universiteit organiseerden voor de derde keer een cursus voor Chinese Master of Public Health studenten en professionals rond de gezondheidszorg in België en Europa.
Movie “The pregnancy is ours” broadcasted in Maputo
The film "The pregnancy is ours" was presented during the "women's week" in the French cultural centre of Maputo, Mozambique. The film was made by Anna Galle, a doctoral student of ICRH, with financial support of the Marleen Temmerman Fund.