Mr Olivier Degomme

Director, Associate Professor

Olivier

Olivier Degomme is Director of the International Centre for Reproductive Health and Associate Professor at Ghent University.  He coordinates a team of 30 staff members in our research center. The research teams are studying sexually transmitted diseases; adolescent health, gender, sexual violence, maternal and child health; sexual and reproductive health in vulnerable populations,... The research projects include H2020 projects, several FWO (Research Foundation - Flanders) research projects, as well as consultancies for UN organizations and national governments. He is as well coordinator of the Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy and of the interuniversity Master in Global Health. Furthermore, he is providing day-to-day assistance and supervision to several PhD candidates from various countries including Belgium, Kenya and Mozambique.

Publications of Olivier

2020 A systematic review of intimate partner violence interventions focused on improving social support and/ mental health outcomes of survivors

Olivier Degomme, Emilomo Ogbe

2020 Knowledge of mother-to-child transmission of HIV by pregnant women in Maputo City, Mozambique

Olivier Degomme

2019 Disrespect and abuse during facility-based childbirth in southern Mozambique : a cross-sectional study

Olivier Degomme, Anna Galle

2019 Policymaker, health provider and community perspectives on male involvement during pregnancy in southern Mozambique : a qualitative study

Olivier Degomme, Anna Galle

2019 Assessing changes in costs of maternal postpartum services between 2013 and 2014 in Burkina Faso

Olivier Degomme

2018 Opportunities for linking research to policy : lessons learned from implementation research in sexual and reproductive health within the ANSER network

Olivier Degomme, Anna Galle, Ines Keygnaert, Anne Nobels, Emilomo Ogbe

2018 Quality of care in family planning services in rural Mozambique with a focus on long acting reversible contraceptives : a cross-sectional survey

Olivier Degomme, Anna Galle, Heleen Vermandere

2018 Integration of maternal postpartum services in maternal and child health services in Kaya health district (Burkina Faso) : an intervention time trend analysis

Olivier Degomme

2018 Integration of postpartum care into child health and immunization services in Burkina Faso : findings from a cross-sectional study

Olivier Degomme

2017 Improving contraceptives supply management by addressing the human factor

Olivier Degomme, Anna Galle, Heleen Vermandere

2017 The impact of facility audits, evaluation reports and incentives on motivation and supply management among family planning service providers : an interventional study in two districts in Maputo Province, Mozambique

Olivier Degomme, Anna Galle, Heleen Vermandere

2017 Assessing sexual health of very young adolescents in SW Uganda

Olivier Degomme, Els Leye, Kristien Michielsen

2017 Policymaker, health provider and community perspectives on male involvement in maternal health in Mozambique : a qualitative study

Olivier Degomme, Anna Galle

2017 Academic network for sexual and reproductive health and rights policy (ANSER)

Olivier Degomme, Kristien Michielsen

2017 Integration of maternal postpartum services in maternal and child health services in Kaya health district (Burkina Faso) : an intervention time trend analysis

Olivier Degomme

2017 The cost of integrating maternal postpartum care to infant immunization service in Kaya health district (Burkina Faso)

Olivier Degomme

2017 The magnitude and factors related to facility-based maternal mortality in Mozambique

Olivier Degomme

2016 Uptake of the human papillomavirus vaccine in Kenya : testing the health belief model through pathway modeling on cohort data

Olivier Degomme, Kristien Michielsen, Heleen Vermandere

2016 A cross-sectional mixed study of the opportunity to improve maternal postpartum care in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in the Kaya health district of Burkina Faso

Olivier Degomme

2016 Targeting vulnerable populations : a synthetic review on alcohol use and risky sexual behaviour among migrant populations

Olivier Degomme

Projects of Olivier

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


Project ongoing
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HIV & AIDS Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Adolescent and youth health Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Interpersonal violence Mother and child health Reproductive rights Family planning and contraception Gender Migrant health Policy analysis

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.


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Mother and child health Family planning and contraception

Participatory Action Research at central hospital of Maputo: Stimulating male involvement in the respectful maternity care model

Evidence suggests that many women experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities by health care providers across the world, but the magnitude of the problem is unknown. The occurrence of disrespect and abuse in maternity care services affects the overall quality of care and may undermine women’s trust in the health system.


Project closed
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HIV & AIDS Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Mother and child health Reproductive rights

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.


Project closed
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HIV & AIDS

HIV prevention interventions targeting sex workers and their clients in Kenya (BORESHA)

Overall objective: To develop a multi-level HIV risk-reduction intervention targeting sex workers and their clients at entertainment venues (bars/night clubs) in Mombasa, Kenya and test its feasibility and acceptability, as well as the feasibility of an intervention evaluation design to be used in a future larger study.


Project closed
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HIV & AIDS Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Health system research Reproductive rights

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).


Project closed
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HIV & AIDS Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Health system research Reproductive rights

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.


Project closed
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Gender Policy analysis

PSR-project in collaboration with The Belgian Government for Development Cooperation (DGD)

The Belgian Government for Development Cooperation (DGD) wants to work on an improved Belgian policy in the field of SDGs, gender, water and private sector development. For this, they wish to make use of policy-supporting research in collaboration with Belgian researchers affiliated with a higher education institution.


Project ongoing
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