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.

The ICRH Belgium 2010 Activity Report is available at the ICRH website

Findings from a Priorities for Local AIDS Control Effort (PLACE) study that was conducted in three different locations in Kenya

Well deserved: the ICRHK FUN day at the Likoni / Shelley Beach.
Sports, goat meat and a spot of dancing.
See you in 2 weeks !

In the months leading up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa, the media suggested that between 40 000 and 100 000 sex workers were needed for the projected half a million football fans who would travel to South Africa to join the soccer fiesta.