About ICRH Belgium
The International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) is a multidisciplinary research institute within Ghent University. The Centre was established in 1994 in response to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD, Cairo, 1994).
ICRH conducts research and intervention projects in all areas of reproductive health and is active in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.
ICRH is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Sexual and Reproductive Health and conducts fundamental, epidemiological, social, clinical, health systems as well as policy research. Main topics are contraception, maternal and new-born health, sexual and gender-based violence, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). Special attention is paid to key populations such as adolescents and sex workers.
Besides research, the Centre is also active in:
- Training and capacity building: academic programmes (such as Masters and PhDs), courses and workshops but also on-site training, monitoring, evaluation and supervision to strengthen local capacity
- Reproductive health services: advice, consultancies, technical assistance, policy support, designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation
- Advocacy: awareness raising at all levels (including the scientific and the political), and keeping sexual and reproductive health and rights on the policy agenda.
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