International Centre for Reproductive Health - Mozambique (ICRHM), Mozambique

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ICRHM started working in Mozambique in 2002 through collaboration with the University Eduardo Mondlane. ICRHM was established as an independent national research institute at the end of 2009. ICRHM aims to contribute to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Mozambique through research and capacity building.

Between 2004 and 2010, ICRHM was active in the Tete Province participating in the "Integrated Network for the Fight against HIV/AIDS" project, financed by the Flemish Government and implemented in partnership with the Provincial Health Directorate, Doctors Without Borders and the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Belgium. Furthermore, ICRHM participates since 2005 in a WHO multinational study about "Gender, Sexuality and Vaginal Practices", which included a qualitative research phase in 2006 and a quantitative research phase in 2008. Dissemination of the study results of this project are planned for 2010-2011. Since 2008, ICRHM coordinates the 10-year Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR) 'Institutional University Cooperation Programme' in cooperation with University Eduardo Mondlane .

Other projects recently started by ICRHM include:

  • A national randomized controlled trial for the implementation of comprehensive antenatal care in collaboration with the Mozambican Ministry of Health and the WHO;
  • A project to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights of high-risk populations in Tete and Moatize, funded by the Flemish Government, USAID and the mining consortium Projeto Carvão de Moatize, in a public private partnership; and 
  • A project addressing maternal and child health and nutrition in Tete Province, financed by UNICEF.