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From Research to Practice

Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Geneva Workshop 2014

15-19 September 2014

WHO Headquarters, 20 Avenue Appia, Geneva (WHO Library and Room L10)


Geneva Workshop 2014

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



Geneva Welcome Centre



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 2013 GFMER/WHO online training course in sexual and reproductive health research (From Research to Practice: Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2013). 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, GFMER and the Harvard School of Public Health.


Time Day/Presentation Presenters
September 15, Monday, WHO Library
09:00-10:00 Welcome and introduction Marleen Temmerman (WHO), Maria Jesus Alonso Lormand (Geneva State), Valeska Jeandupeux (Geneva Welcome Centre), Rita Kabra (WHO), Alison Chatfield (Harvard School of Public Health), Aldo Campana (GFMER), Blaise Bourrit (GFMER)
Review of the agenda Karim Abawi (GFMER)
Research capacity strengthening Marleen Temmerman (WHO)
10:00-12:00 Valid and effective literature search Thomas Allen (WHO)
September 15, Monday, Room L10
13:00-15:30 Ethical issues in research Sheryl vanderPoel (WHO)
15:45-17:30 Critical appraisal of research protocol Moazzam Ali (WHO)
September 16, Tuesday, Room L10
09:00-09:30 Review of the agenda Karim Abawi, Ling Yen Pan (GFMER)
09:30-10:30 Dissemination of research findings to a non-scientific audience Aminu Magashi Garba (GFMER Nigeria)
11:00-12:00 Qualitative research: introduction, sampling and approaches - Part I Lynn Gertiser (GFMER)
13:00-14:30 Sampling and sample size estimation Moazzam Ali (WHO)
14:45-16:15 Using information and communication technologies to improve sexual and reproductive health research Alison Chatfield (MHTF, Harvard School of Public Health)
16:30-17:30 General remarks on participants’ research projects, strengths, points to be improved Raqibat Idris, Lynn Gertiser (GFMER)
September 17, Wednesday, WHO Library
09:00-09:30 Review of the agenda Karim Abawi (GFMER), Alison Chatfield (Harvard School of Public Health)
09:30-10:30 Pregnancy outcome of HIV/AIDS Marleen Temmerman (WHO)
11:00-12:00 Sexual violence and medico-legal linkage Sari Laukkanen (GFMER)
September 17, Wednesday, Room L10
13:00-14:00 Data collection instruments Karim Abawi (GFMER)
14:00-15:00 Women’s and children’s health: evidence of impact of human rights Giuseppe Benagiano (GFMER)
15:00 Field tour  
September 18, Thursday, Room L10
09:00-09:30 Review of the agenda Karim Abawi (GFMER), Alison Chatfield (Harvard School of Public Health)
09:30-10:45 Qualitative research: introduction, sampling and approaches - Part II Lynn Gertiser (GFMER)
11:00-12:00 Research capacity strengthening in sexual and reproductive health. The HRP Alliance Rita Kabra (WHO)
13:00-14:00 Open Discussion (questions & answers)  
14:00-14:30 Antenatal techniques decreasing postpartum perineal injury and urinary incontinence in Mexico Atziri Ramirez-Negrin - Instituto Nacional de Perinatología, Mexico City, Mexico
14:30-15:00 Adolescent pregnancies: a retrospective cohort study of maternal and fetal outcomes at a tertiary health institution in Northeastern Nigeria Abdulkarim Garba Mairiga - University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
15:00-15:30 Practice of illegal abortion and its determinants in the city of Ougadougou, Burkina Faso Bruno Ki - Marie Stopes International, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
15:30-16:00 Infertility, a neglected problem among indigenous populations. A study on the prevalence and determinants of infertility among Andean people from the Bolivian high-lands (Altiplano) Carlos Encinas - Embriovid, La Paz, Bolivia
16:00-16:30 Acceptability of the female condom among HIV positive Nigerian women- a comparative cross over trial of the male and female condom Barbara Avershima Akinbuwa - Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
September 19, Friday, Room L10
09:00-09:30 Addressing female reproductive system cancer: a look at the prevalence of cervical cancer and women characteristics in Zanzibar, Tanzania Maryam Hemed - African Union Commission, Department of Medical Services, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
09:30-10:00 Immediate pregnancy outcomes among adolescent expectant mothers at the Moi teaching hospital, Kenya Doris Nthenya - Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
10:00-10:30 Shock index performance for the diagnosis of post-partum hemorrhage Anderson Pinheiro - Centro de Atenção Integral à Saúde da Mulher, University of Campinas, Brazil
10:30-11:00 Factors influencing institutional delivery in Bhutan Sonam Wangdi - National Reproductive Health Program, Department of Public Health, Thimphu, Bhutan
11:00-11:30 An investigative study on factors that influence parents’ involvement in adolescent sexual and reproductive health education in Lilongwe district, Malawi Tazirwa Munthali Chipeta - Daeyang College of Nursing, Lilongwe, Malawi
11:30-12:00 Magnitude of prosecution of rape offences among adolescents and children over the past two years in Dire Dawa City Administration, Ethiopia Girma Legesse Beyan - Columbia University International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
13:00-13:30 Assessment of the impact of a behavior change communication project on knowledge and behavior of mothers in 3 mountainous provinces of Vietnam Trang Nguyen - Center for Community Health Research and Development, Hanoi, Vietnam
13:30-14:00 Adolescent health in Nigeria: availability, accessibility, and awareness of youth-friendly health Onyinye Edeh - School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
14:00-14:30 HIV-related risk perception among female sex workers and preventive interventional HIV strategies in Khartoum Tamara Ahmed Abdelaziz Abdelmoneim - Ahmed Gasim Specialised Hospital for Children, Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan
14:30-15:00 Discussion  
End of the workshop session