International Centre for Reproductive Health  (ICRH) - Ghent University, Belgium

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Dr. Marleen Temmerman (MD, PhD), Director of ICRH, is professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Ghent University and head of the maternity clinic at Ghent University Hospital. Her research interests include sexual transmitted infections, mother-to-child-transmission of HIV and safe motherhood. She has long-standing experience in health research with a focus on development and she is the main researcher in several research projects related to reproductive health and health systems research.

Dr. Els Duysburgh (MD, MPH) is employed as researcher at ICRH since November 2009. She is in charge of the ICRH maternal health unit and coordinates several research projects in the field of maternal and newborn health. Prior to her assignment at ICRH, she worked in health programmes in Nigeria, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan/Central Asia for a period of 13 years. Initially she was active as a clinician, later she became more and more involved in project management and during the last 5 years of her assignment abroad she worked as a public health advisor. She mainly worked in the field of disease control, tuberculosis and leprosy control, sexual transmitted infection control and MCH programmes. For 2 years she was a technical advisor for a Mother and Child Health programme in Central Asia (covering parts of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan).

Dr. Emilomo Ogbe (MD, M.A) replaces Aurore Guieu as MOMI consortium project administrator since February 2015. She has clinical, programme management and research experience on Sexual and Reproductive health and rights, bioethics and gender mainstreaming from working and living in Nigeria, United Kingdom, Belgium, Kenya, Philippines and Switzerland. Prior to joining ICRH she worked as a consultant with the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation, Geneva and is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health, University of Sussex, UK