International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH): an international multidisciplinary centre of excellence in the field of reproductive health
Authors & affiliation
Patricia Claeys, Dirk Van Braeckel, Stanley Lüchters, Olivier Degomme, Marleen Temmerman
The International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) was established by Prof. dr. Marleen Temmerman in the aftermath of the UN Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994. This conference called for worldwide action to improve the sexual and reproductive health situation of the global population in general and for vulnerable groups in particular, and this is exactly what ICRH is striving for and has been working on for the last 15 years. ICRH is a multidisciplinary centre of excellence, in research, capacity building and fieldwork in sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention, and an advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Right from the start, ICRH has opted for a global approach, which has resulted in a broad geographical spread of activities, with projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Since its inception, ICRH has participated in more than 120 projects, often as the coordinator, and through this work it has contributed considerably not only to scientific knowledge, improvement of health systems and increased accessibility of health services for vulnerable groups, but also to the quality of live of numerous individuals. Since 2004, ICRH has been recognized as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Link to publication
Olivier Degomme, Anna Galle, Ines Keygnaert, Anne Nobels, Emilomo Ogbe2010 Association of HIV infection with distribution and viral load of HPV types in Kenya: a survey with 820 female sex workers
Stanley Luchters2014 Determinants of acceptance and subsequent uptake of the HPV vaccine in a cohort in Eldoret, Kenya
Olivier Degomme, Kristien Michielsen, Heleen Vermandere