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
Academic network for sexual and reproductive health and rights policy (ANSER)
Ghent University established an Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy that aims to become a global resource for SRHR policy research, education and service delivery by establishing an international platform for research on SRHR policy related topics; by developing a portfolio of education and training programmes on SRHR policy; and by fostering interaction between SRHR researchers and policy makers.
Institutional University Cooperation with University Eduardo Mondlane
In the context of the University Development Cooperation, the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique, was selected as a partner institution of the VLIR-UDC-programme ‘Institutional University Cooperation’. The implementation of the Partner Programme with UEM (2008-2013) is coordinated by professor Marleen Temmerman. The programme is being implemented inter-university and has as central theme ‘Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS’. It comprises, in this first phase, 8 projects. Five projects address a sub-theme of the central theme and 3 projects will strengthen capacity in specific areas.
Diagonal Interventions to Fast Forward Enhanced Reproductive Health (DIFFER)
The DIFFER project aims at improving access to sexual and reproductive health for the most vulnerable by a better linkage between interventions targeted at most-at-risk populations, in particular female sex workers, and the general reproductive health services. It will be implemented at four sites in Kenya (Mombasa), Mozambique (Tete), South Africa (Durban) and India (Mysore).
Improved Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services for Most at Risk Populations in Tete, Mozambique (Tete-MARP)
The Tete-MARP project aims at improving HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among female sex workers (FSW) in the Tete-Moatize area in Mozambique. The project uses an HIV combination prevention approach, combining behavioural, biological and structural interventions, integrates HIV services with services for other SRHR topics and targets male clients of FSW for behaviour change.
Biomarkers - EDCTP
The Biomarkers Study, short for “Characterisation of Novel Microbicide Safety Biomarkers in East and South Africa”, was initiated with the overall aim of establishing baseline ranges of biomarkers related to the vaginal environment in African target populations for microbicide trials.
University of Western Cape collaboration
Integrated Network Combating HIV/AIDS in Tete - Phase 2
Main objective: The capacity of the Tete Provincial Health Department to provide quality HIV/AIDS/STI services is strengthened
University of Nairobi collaboration
Objectives: To determine prevalences, viral parameters of HIV and HPV and its relation to cervical neoplasia in the general population of Nairobi; To determine the effect of contraceptives on the HIV viral transmission/shedding; To determine the effect of cytokines and immune components on HIV transmission/shedding
Diagnosis and Treatment of STI in women
Objectives: To test the operational sensitivity and specificity, the financial accessibility and feasibility of a new rapid, point of care test for STI.
STI in Pregant Women: The Partner Method
Main objective: To develop a model to improve the control of sexually transmitted infections in pregnant women in Mozambique