On September 26th, 2016 at 5:30 An-Sofie Van Parys will defend her thesis at the UZ campus, auditorium C

A crucial but seldom considered building block in optimizing health care logistics and family planning services is the human factor: the degree to which staff are motivated and feel responsible for delivering high quality services and meeting customer’s needs and expectations. The International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) explored how and to what extent the motivational factor of family planning service and commodity provision can be optimized, and the impact this can have on avoiding stock-outs.

De overheid wil de zorg voor mensen die seksueel geweld meemaakten verbeteren. Daarom heeft ze de Universiteit Gent gevraagd om te onderzoeken of die zorg verbeterd kan worden met “referentiecentra seksueel geweld”. Dit zijn centra waar een slachtoffer van recent seksueel geweld zowel medische, psychosociale als forensische zorg (vb afname van een Seksueel Agressie Set indien gewenst) kan krijgen. Omdat we het zeer belangrijk vinden om de ervaring van overlevers mee te nemen, doen we deze warme oproep tot deelname.

Never before were there more young people (10-24 years) than now; never before did they comprise such a big share of the world population than now. Almost 9 out of 10 live in less developed countries. Keeping them healthy is not only beneficial for themselves, but crucial for the development of societies. Young people are particularly vulnerable for poor sexual and reproductive health and the progress in this field has been limited over the past decades.

Recently, ICRH started a research of well-being and safety of women in Brussels.
For this study 500 women between 18 and 74 years, living in Brussels will be interviewed at home.

On this International Sex Worker Day, the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) at Ghent University would like to show its solidarity with all women, men, and transgender men and women who work in the sex industry globally.

The European FP7 MOMI project have finalized their evaluation report. It can be downloaded via the project webpage.

The ‘Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health’ (MOMI) project focused on the need to upgrade postpartum care. The overall project objective was ‘to improve maternal and newborn health through a focus on the postpartum (PP) period, adopting context-specific strategies to strengthen health care delivery and services at both facility and community level in four sub-Saharan countries’. The study was implemented in Kaya district in Burkina Faso, Kwale district in Kenya (Matuga constituency), Ntchisi district in Malawi and Chiuta district in Mozambique. It started in February 2011 and has run for 5 years.