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Good progress is being made towards ensuring universal access to family planning (FP) services, mainly through strengthening the supply chains, tackling logistic and financial barriers, training of staff, broadening the choice of methods, and providing information and advocacy. However, sound supply-, counseling- and service provision systems, supported by good manuals and Standard Operating Procedures alone can’t guarantee that stock-outs are completely avoided and that quality of service is sufficient to ensure high user satisfaction of both the services provided and the methods used.

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On May 10th 2012 ICRH organized the interactive event LuMIMA, an information and sensitization initiative within the framework of the Belgian Development Days.

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Een lespakket en video over wetenschappelijk onderzoek en seksuele en reproductieve gezondheid bij jongeren hier en in het zuiden

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From 2 to 13 November 2009, 24 humanitarian professionals from 16 countries have gathered in Ghent, Belgium for the third annual International Training Course: “Coordination of Multi-Sectoral Response to Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings”.

This two-week course is a joint initiative of the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH, Ghent University) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with funding from UNFPA, the Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR) and the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Cooperation.

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Senperforto, a research project for prevention of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the European Reception & Asylum sector, has launched a design contest.

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ICRH Belgium organized a series of lectures on ‘Reproductive health in global perspective’.
The lectures are aimed at a broad target audience of students, researchers, people from NGOs and policy makers. Dates and themes in 2011 were:
March 2: Reproductive Health in Global Perspective
March 9: Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings
March 30: HPV and Cervical Cancer
May 2: Ethical dilemma’s in the attitude of health workers towards harmful cultural practices
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