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.

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"

Prof. Olivier Degomme (ICRH-UGent) received the prestigious BOF starting grant from the University of Ghent in December 2015, to work on patterns of health care utilization among gender based violence survivors in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya.