CERCA aims to contribute to the global knowledge about how health systems could be more responsive to the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and by extension to the other health needs of the community. A community based participatory action research method will be applied. The consortium will develop and test a model of community-embedded interventions. The research is conducted in Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua.
In Nicaragua, a new model of integrated primary health care (MAIS, modelo de atención integral en salud), is currently being implemented in primary health centres. Although the new model gives opportunities for more qualitative, accessible and equitable health care, the implementation is hampered by organizational, communicative and technical insufficiencies.
The present project investigates strategies to strengthen the implementation of the model through academically guided activities related to organization, technical ability, communication and research. The pivotal theme of the project is reproductive health delivery, identified as one of the most vulnerable aspects in this transition phase.
15 women acting as “network seeds” of which are: 3 undocumented migrant, 3 asylum seeking, 3 refugee, 3 migrant and 3 native women are trained on Sexual and Gender-based Violence, the importance and role of networking in prevention and taking photographs
An intercultural network of at least 45 women sharing their experience with SGBV and their prevention needs
An exhibition with 15 photographs covering the network of each network seed woman
A world café with politicians and other stakeholders on SGBV and the prevention of it
Bring and keep the scientific projects of the ICRH to the notice of the general population through the use of visual and other attractive communication methods.
Main objective: To develop a model to improve the control of sexually transmitted infections in pregnant women in Mozambique
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.
•The capacity of the Tete Provincial Health Department to provide quality HIV/AIDS/STI services is strengthened
•to strenghten the capacity of two clinical research sites in Africa
The study prepares two sites (in Kigali and Mombasa) for Phase I, II and III clinical microbicide trials.
This project aimed at disseminated results of former Daphne projects on female genital mutilation, in order to strengthen the existing European Network for the Prevention of FGM.
•To make an inventory of recent research (2000 - 2003) in/with or for developing countries
•To map the different fields of expertise
•To identify the principal actors (institutions and research groups)
•To formulate conclusions and recommendations to optimize the expertise in Flanders concerning development cooperation
•To research sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against refugee women and girls in Europe in a participatory way
•To develop a prevention tool which can be used by refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Europe
•To raise awareness about SGBV against refugees among the general European public
•To empower refugee women and girls and to involve men equally
•to optimize the use of ARV drugs during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods to prevent MTCT of HIV and preserve the health of the mother in settings where the majority of HIV-infected women breastfeed
•To reduce the incidence, morbidity and mortality related to cervical cancer in Nicaragua.
•To upgrade the curricula of nursery, medicine and gynaecology at UNAN-Managua to international standards
•Nurses, doctors and gynaecologists graduating at UNAN-Managua will be competent to adequately diagnosing and managing precancerous lesions of the cervix, and this adapted to their clinical function.
•Patients with precancerous lesions of the cervix, presenting at Bertha Calderon Women´s Hospital, will be timely and correctly managed.
•To test the impact of the Violence Protocol Guide
•To update and finalize the guidelines and make them available through a publication.
•This study aims to describe the sexual and reproductive health of pregnant and postpartum women with HIV and investigate determinants of sexual and reproductive health in these women. Specifically, the study is designed to determine the effects of family planning counselling and contraceptive methods; length of postpartum abstinence; uptake of postpartum care; disclosure of HIV status; sexual violence; patterns of alcohol use; and infant feeding practices on the sexual and reproductive health of women in the year following childbirh.
•To strengthen and improve the performance of health care system in rural China in order to improve maternal and child health.
•To set up a network for the Promotion of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers among different stakeholders involved in SRH for refugees and asylum seekers
•To gradually expand the coverage by the network of the EU area to at least 13 EU Member States
•To develop a framework for the identification of good practices in SRH policy development for refugees and asylum seekers, SRH services for refugees and asylum seekers and participatory approach of SRH of refugees and asylum seekers
•To set a common research agenda on SRH of refugees and asylum seekers in the EU
•To organise an international seminar on SRH of refugees and asylum seekers in the EU
•To publish and disseminate the project results
The overall objective of this project is to develop and apply dynamic epidemiological microsimulation models to assess the expected impact of microbicides on HIV incidence and HIV prevalence. These models will be applied in a population of female sex workers and their clients in Mombasa, Kenya. The expected impact of microbicides on HIV incidence and HIV prevalence is a function of the intrinsic efficacy of the modeled microbicide and the behavioral, demographical and epidemiological dynamics of the population in which the microbicides are introduced.
PAFP is a demonstration intervention project. The project will define optimal ways to introduce post-abortion family planning services in urban areas in China. The objective is to increase contraceptive use after induced abortion and subsequently reduce the rate of unwanted pregnancies and repeat abortion rate.