International Centre for Reproductive Health ICHR

from the University of Gent (with a Chapter in Belgium and with a Chapter in Kenya).

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  • … International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) was established in 1994 in response to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD, Cairo, 1994).
  • ICRH is a multidisciplinary centre operating within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University. Besides research activities, ICRH implements projects in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia with a focus on developing training programmes and takes actions to defend sexual and reproductive rights … (about /Mission 1/2).

Homepage Kenyan Chapter;
Projects; Collaborations; News; Publications; Staff; Donate;
Address: International Centre for Reproductive Health, P.O.Box 91109, 80103, Mombasa, Kenya;
Contact.

About /Mission 2/2: … ICRH is one of the largest academic units of its kind in Europe and enjoys a high-level profile both regionally and internationally.  

ICRH is a WHO Collaborating Centre and has experience in attracting donor funds from a wide range of agencies.

  • Since 1994, ICRH has provided extensive technical assistance to national and international departments of health in the fields of HIV/AIDS, STIs/STDs, barrier methods, family planning, mother-child health, harmful traditional practices, sexual and gender-based violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) needs and rights of adolescents and mobile populations, including migrants, refugees, truckers and sex workers.

Goal and objectives:

  • The main objective of ICRH is to improve sexual and reproductive health in its broadest sense. To this end, ICRH seeks to improve the acceptability, accessibility and quality of sexual and reproductive health services, and integrates a human rights based and gender sensitive approach in its analysis.

Approach to sexual and reproductive health:

  • ICRH fully adheres to the recognition of reproductive health as a basic human right of all men and women, including children and adolescents, throughout life. Through its research, training, interventions and advocacy, ICRH aims to contribute to the promotion, protection and fulfillment of these rights. ICRH holds that the achievement of the ICPD goal of universal access to sexual and reproductive health services is key in the fight against poverty … (full text about).

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