The International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH – is looking for a 50% research assistant for the project ‘INPAC’, which aims at integrating post-abortion family planning services into existing abortion services in hospital settings in China and at evaluating the effectiveness of interventions in terms of reduction of unwanted pregnancies and repeat abortions.

On 30 November 2016, UGent Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) policy research to contribute to the translation of the SDGs into practice will be officially launched, followed by a conference on SRHR policy research on 1 and 2 December. The conference is open to all researchers, policy makers, students and others that are interested in SRHR policy research.

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.

In the afternoon of May 4, Qu Xing, Ambassador at the Embassy met the former Director of the Reproductive Health and Research Division of the World Health Organization, Professor Marleen Temmerman of Ghent University, the founding director of the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH).

On March 11th, Els Duysburgh successfully defend her doctoral thesis:
"Quality of Maternal and Infant Care in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities"