•To investigate how the access to health care of young people who recently migrated to large Chinese cities can be improved and how their sexual and reproductive health can be enhanced, using the workplaces as an entry point.
The project aims to assess violence related factors that may influence pregnant women’s fear of childbirth and how this affects the mode of delivery, in order to improve antenatal care and maternity services.
This project aimed at studying the problem of early and/or forced marriages among Masaai in Kenya.
This project aims at enhancing the implementation of criminal and child protection laws on female genital mutilation in the EU.
•To improve the support of victims of gender-based violence
•To develop a protocol for cooperation between different hospital services as the emergencies, medical departments and social services.
•To develop a protocol for cooperation between a hospital and the family doctor, social workers outside the hospital, police, court.
•to improve the quality of the clinical laboratory
Sexual and reproductive ill-health is a cause as well as a consequence of poverty among women who end in a down-ward trend together with their children. Overall policy makers pay little attention to the situation of poor women in the development of their poverty reduction strategy.
•To make subjects like family planning, sexual health, HIV & STI's discussable
•To improve reproductive health of immigrants in Flanders
To document the prevalence of violence in pregnancy in a pilot region (East Flanders)
To test and adept the "Abuse Assessment Screening" tool to the Belgian context
To assess the possibilities for referral of victims through a KAP survey among gynaecologists
To identify the use of health care services as well as potential obstacles for the victims of violence during pregnancy
•To improve the integration of refugee women through the promotion of their SRH rights
•To obtain a better understanding of the relation between the presence of the virus in the cervix and the vagina, and the risk of mother-child transmission of HIV.
•to determine the cost-benefit of HAART in mother-to-child-transmission of HIV
•to develop new methods to determine viral parameters
This project aimed at formulating policy guidelines regarding prevention of gender based violence and health care interventions for victims of gender based violence.
•To examine whether the intervention strategy of vaginal cleansing with a diluted chlorhexidine solution during labour can reduce the risk of transmission of HIV infection from mother-to-child
•To acquire a better understanding of the timing of perinatal transmission of HIV-1.
•To assess the feasibility of interventions for primary and secondary prevention interventions to improve women's reproductive health (cervical cancer screening).
•To validate and enhance the specificity of visual inspection (VIA) versus PAP smear.
This project contributes to the global efforts to abandon female genital mutilation, through the implementation of an intervention project targeting behaviour change in Burkina Faso and Sudan.
•To reduce the sexual transmission of HIV infection and STI and to decrease the complications of STI.
This project provided the European Commission with background information on female genital mutilation and with some recommendations to tackle this harmful traditional practice.