Project Coordinator - ICRH Kenya - Mombasa (MOMI project)

Wereldwijd worden heel wat vrouwen slachtoffer van geweld. ICRH, het International Centre for Reproductive Health, (Universiteit Gent) probeert o.a. op basis van internationaal onderzoek dit probleem in kaart te brengen en zo ook bij te dragen tot de preventie ervan.

There are an estimated 22,480 women living in Belgium who come from countries where female genital mutilation is performed. Gynaecologists and midwives are faced with specific care issues related to female genital mutilation. Women with genital mutilation addressing our health system require a specific approach for medical, psychosocial and sexual matters related to FGM, but also in terms of communication.
ICRH is currently conducting a study on how to deal with female genital mutilation within the healthcare sector.

The staff members of ICRH Belgium went on a two-days retreat to discuss strategy and internal organisation.

From October 15th, Prof. Marleen Temmerman will relinquish the post of chairperson in favour of Mr. Lou Dierick. This was unanimously decided by the ICRH-Kenya Board at its meeting last August.

Lou Dierick is a co-founder of ICRH Kenya and has worked at management level in Mombasa from 2004 onwards.

From October 2012 on, ICRH’s founder, driving force and director Prof. Marleen Temmerman will take up a position as director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research. As a consequence of this high-level appointment, which she considers as ‘a great honour and a great challenge’, Marleen will renounce many of her numerous mandates, including her position as senator in the Belgian parliament. We are very happy that she will however stay connected to Ghent University and ICRH.

Date: 01/10/2012

The second MOMI consortium and project management meeting was hosted by IRSS in Ouagadougou from Tuesday 21 February until Friday 24 February 2012. Progress of the first MOMI project year and activities for the second year were discussed thoroughly and a field visit was paid to the study site in Kaya.

On December 1, 2011, the Minister of Sciences and Technology of Mozambique officially recognized ICRH Mozambique as a National Research Institute, authorized to undertake scientific research activities on questions related to biomedicine and social sciences.  

Date: 01/12/20111

The Federal Public Service Health published the results of a statistical study with an estimation of the number of women with female genital mutilation and the number of girls at risk of being subjected to FGM, living in Belgium.