Who we are

The International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) was established in 1994 in response to the International Conference on

Population and Development (ICPD, Cairo, 1994) as a multidisciplinary Centre of excellence aiming to contribute to sexual and

Reproductive health and to promote it as a human right. ICRH conducts research and intervention projects in all areas of reproductive health, implements capacity building, provides community education, prevention and HIV testing services, and advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights. ICRH is active in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. ICRH is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Sexual and Reproductive Health and has experience in attracting donor funds from a wide range of agencies.



ICRH Global consists of three distinct Centres:
  1. ICRH Belgium, operating within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University

  2. ICRH Kenya, an NGO based in Mombasa

  3. ICRH Mozambique, a research institute based in Maputo

Main fields of expertise

  • HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) including human papilloma virus (HPV) with a particular focus on prevention.

  • Maternal Health including mother & child health, with specific attention for safe motherhood and family planning.

  • Sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced/child marriage

  • Integration of sexual and reproductive health and rights within health systems