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From Research to Practice

Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Geneva Workshop 2013

Geneva Workshop 2013

organized by
the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
(WHO Collaborating Centre in Education and Research in Human Reproduction)
the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme for Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research; Family and Community Health Cluster (WHO/RHR)


With the support of the Republic and Canton of Geneva

République et canton de Genève



Société coopérative médicale de Beaulieu


16-20 September 2013

Venue: WHO Headquarters, 20 Avenue Appia, Geneva; WHO Library (16 September from 09:00-12:00) and Room X 10, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (from 16 September 13:00 to 20 September 15:30)


The workshop content is based on the research protocols developed by course participants and technical skills they require in order to successfully conduct this and future research. The workshop content is different from that of the online course as it is fine-tuned to fit the skill needs of participants.


The workshop will be attended by a special selection of health care professionals from developing countries who have received top scores in the 2012 GFMER/WHO online training course in sexual and reproductive health research (From Research to Practice: Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2012). The participants who are selected to be invited to attend the workshop in Geneva have watched the presentations in all course modules, submitted and reviewed required assignments, developed a research protocol in collaboration with a coach and have actively participated in the online course community.


The workshop presentations are given by motivated experts in the area of sexual and reproductive health research from WHO and GFMER.


Time Day/Presentation Presenters
September 16, Monday  
09:00-10:00 Welcome and introduction Maria Jesus Alonso Lormand (Geneva State), Lale Say (WHO), Ian Schwieger (SMB), Laura Amore (University of Parma), Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (WHO), Aldo Campana (GFMER), Blaise Bourrit (GFMER), Heli Bathija (GFMER), Meena Cabral de Mello (GFMER)
Review of the agenda Karim Abawi, Marloes Schoonheim (GFMER)
10:00-11:00 Valid and effective literature search Thomas Allen (WHO)
13:00-15:30 Research ethics Sheryl vanderPoel (WHO)
15:45-17:30 General remarks on participants’ research projects, strengths, points to be improved Raqibat Idris, Brian Ferguson, Karim Abawi (GFMER)
  September 17, Tuesday  
09:00-09:30 Review of the agenda Karim Abawi, Marloes Schoonheim (GFMER)
09:30-12:00 It all starts with a question!

Research study designs
Moazzam Ali (WHO)
13:00-14:30 WHO guidelines on family planning Mary Lyn Gaffield (WHO)
14:45-16:15 Social science research Marloes Schoonheim (GFMER)
16:30-17:30 mHealth in sexual and reproductive health research Heli Bathija (GFMER)
  September 18, Wednesday  
09:00-09:30 Review of the agenda Karim Abawi, Marloes Schoonheim (GFMER)
09:30-10:30 Sampling. A basic introduction Armando Seuc, Nguyen Thi My Huong (WHO)
11:00-12:00 Clinical data management (process and practical guide) Nguyen Thi My Huong (WHO)
13:00-14:00 Data collection instruments (questionnaire and interview) Karim Abawi (GFMER)
14:00-15:00 How to present your research Marloes Schoonheim (GFMER)
  September 19, Thursday  
09:00-09:30 Review of the agenda Karim Abawi, Marloes Schoonheim (GFMER)
09:30-10:30 Sexual and reproductive rights within the international human rights system Charlotte Campo (GFMER/ALTEA Lawyers, Brussels)
11:00-12:00 Legal and ethical aspects of pregnancy termination Giuseppe Benagiano (GFMER)
13:00-14:00 Open Discussion (questions & answers)  
  Participants research protocol  
14:00-14:30 Prevalence and patterns of gender-based violence among women in Teheran, a health facility based study Zeinab Abasi (Iran)
14:30-15:00 Demand and supply side barriers to cervical cancer screening among women in Uganda Susan Achora (Uganda)
15:00-15:30 Comparative assessment of prevalence and effects of depression among normal and high risk pregnancies, a health facility based study, Nigeria Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri (Nigeria)
15:30-16:00 Demand based barriers to contraceptives use among women in Turkana county, Kenya Francis Kiigu Wathigo (Kenya)
16:00-16:30 A comparative assessment on the contribution of community engagement strategies to increase utilization of IUCD service in selected public health centers of Ethiopia Ambaw Damtew Belete (Ethiopia)
17:00-onward Field tour  
  September 20, Friday  
09:00-09:30 The analysis of the impact of national strategy for contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) in reducing unmet need for contraception in Nigeria by 2018 Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu (Nigeria)
09:30-10:00 Comprehensive knowledge of young people in MENA region about HIV/AIDS. A systematic review Amr Awad (Egypt)
10:00-10:30 Evaluating the impact of using community-based approaches to improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services in Mozambique Chadreque Muluana (Mozambique)
10:30-11:00 The medical eligibility criteria wheel for contraceptive use. Is it users’ friendly and applicable in Mexico? Nayeli Martínez Cruz (Mexico)
11:00-11:30 Human rights based education for primary care health workers as a strategy for improving access of people with disabilities to sexual and reproductive health services. An operation research Jane Chivers (Australia)
11:30-12:00 Assessment of high risk sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kathmandu valley, Nepal Anil Thapa (Nepal)
13:00-13:30 The determinants of neonatal mortality in Sudan. A qualitative study Amal Khalil (Sudan)
13:30-14:00 Perspective of the professionals on the impact on quality care provided to women after participation in the national network for surveillance of severe maternal morbidity Adriana Gomes Luz (Brazil)
14:00-15:00 Discussion  
15:00-15:30 End of the workshop session