The International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH), Gent University was established in 1994 within the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Gent. The main objective of ICRH is to improve the acceptability, accessibility and quality of health care, with the emphasis on reproductive health.
ICRH focuses on the following areas: family planning and contraception, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) /Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), cervical cancer, mother and child health, gender-based violence, including female genital mutilation, quality of reproductive health care and reproductive rights. The ICRH is co-ordinating several research and development projects concerning reproductive health in collaboration with African, Latin American, Asian and European partners and funded by different donors, including the EC.
MD, MPH Master diploma in epidemiology/ public health.
|Senior researcher||Yves Lafort - Has an extensive experience of working in health programmes in Africa. He was a member of the United Nations Monitoring and Evaluation Country Support Team (GAMET CST) that supports the strengthening of national M&E capacity in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Currently he is responsible for providing technical guidance to ICRH projects in Mozambique.|
|Els Duysburgh, MD, MPH.||Project leader||Els Duysburgh, MD, MPH - Has 13 years experience of working in health programmes in developing countries. She has worked several years in Nigeria, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan/Central Asia. Initially she worked as a clinician, later she became more involved in project management and during the last 5 years she worked as a public health advisor. She mainly worked in the field of disease control; tuberculosis and leprosy control, sexual transmitted infection control and MCH programmes.Â During 2 years she was technical advisor for a Mother and Child Health programme in Central Asia (covering parts of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan).|
|Prof. Marleen Temmerman, |
MD, MPH, OB/GYN, PhD, professor in Gynaecology and Obstetrics and director of ICRH.
|Â ||Marleen Temmerman - Professor in Gynaecology & Obstetrics, at Gent University and Head of the Maternity at the University Hospital. Her research interests include sexually transmitted infections, mother-to-child-transmission of HIV and safe motherhood. She has worked in Kenya for several years. She is the PI in several research projects related to reproductive health and health systems research.|