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From Research to Practice

Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Geneva Workshop 2015

14-18 September 2015

WHO Headquarters, 20 Avenue Appia, Geneva (WHO Library, Room E110 and Room X10)

Geneva Workshop 2015

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 2014 GFMER/WHO online training course in sexual and reproductive health research (From Research to Practice: Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2014). 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 Oxford University.

Time Day/Presentation Presenters
September 14, Monday, WHO Library
09:00-10:00 Welcome and introduction Marleen Temmerman (WHO), Maria Jesus Alonso Lormand (Geneva State), Lale Say (WHO), Lorella Franzoni (University of Parma), Ian Schwieger (SMB, Valeska Jeandupeux (Geneva Welcome Centre), Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (WHO), Mario Festin (WHO), Aldo Campana (GFMER), Blaise Bourrit (GFMER)
Review of the agenda Karim Abawi (GFMER)
10:00-12:00 Valid and effective literature search Thomas Allen (WHO)
September 14, Monday, Room E110
13:00-14:00 Technical updates on WHO work on contraceptive use Mario Festin (WHO)
14:00-17:00 Research ethics Abha Saxena (WHO)
September 15, Tuesday, Room E110
09:00-10:00 Critical appraisal of the medical literature Jane Hirst (Oxford)
10:00-11:00 Scientific writing Jane Hirst (Oxford)
13:00-15:45 Sampling: an introduction Armando Seuc (WHO)
15:45-17:30 General remarks on participants’ research projects, strengths, points to be improved Raqibat Idris, Karim Abawi (GFMER)
September 16, Wednesday, Room E110
08:30-09:30 Formulating the research question and the study design: HIV and Pregnancy outcome Marleen Temmerman (WHO)
09:30-10:30 Where are we in ASRH&R (Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights) 20 years since the ICPD (International Conference on Population & Development)? Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (WHO)
11:00-12:00 Learning from missteps in adolescent sexual and reproductive Health programmes and projects Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (WHO)
  Adolescent health research priorities David Ross (WHO)
  Setting research priorities for adolescent sexual and reproductive health Michelle J Hindin (WHO)
13:00-14:00 Data collection methods Karim Abawi (GFMER)
14:00-15:00 Behaviour interventions to prevent STI/HIV Igor Toskin (WHO)
15:00 Field tour  
September 17, Thursday, Room X10
09:00-09:30 Review of the agenda Karim Abawi (GFMER), Lynn Gertiser (GFMER)
09:30-10:45 Women’s and children health: evidence of impact of human rights Giuseppe Benagiano (GFMER)
11:00-12:45 Identifying and addressing ethical issues in a research study Maria Magdalena Guraiib (WHO), Vania de la Fuente-Núñez (WHO)
13:15-14:00 Open discussion (questions & answers)  
14:00-14:30 The effect of an exercise and social support intervention on women experiencing postpartum depression Ayah Al Bizri - National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
14:30-15:00 Risk factors associated with pregnancy induced hypertension / eclampsia among women of reproductive age in Soba local government area, Kaduna State, Nigeria Aishatu Abubakar-Sadiq - Women and Children’s Hospital, Kaduna State, Nigeria
15:00-15:30 To assess the determinants of contraceptive use in an urban setting in Islamabad, Pakistan Anjum Ara Saeed - PAF Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
15:30-16:00 The factors influencing preference and practice of unskilled home delivery in Bangladesh: an exploratory study in Joypurhat district Ashim Roy - Graduate Health Project and Institute of Health Technology, Joypurhat, Bangladesh
16:00-16:30 Study on body image dissatisfaction and factors influencing it among girls studying in colleges in an urban area of Coimbatore, India Subhashini Ganesan - PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Tamil Nadu, India
16:30-17:00 Limitations and scopes of sexuality education and reproductive health: an exploratory study at three regions of Georgia Lela Shengelia - Division of Maternal and Child Health, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia
17:00-17:30 Adults’ (15-49) years old perception about receiving sexual health education in primary health care setting in Bahrain Khadija Hasan - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Adilya, Bahrain
17:30-18:00 Social dimensions and marital relationship quality among married young women in rural Assiut – Upper Egypt- Egypt Manal Darwish - Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt
September 18, Friday, Room X10
09:00-09:30 Medical abortion in legally restrictive contexts: experiences of community help and support Gabriela Luchetti - Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Neuquen, Argentina
09:30-10:00 Unmet need for contraception among HIV/AIDS care and treatment clients in Ethiopia: accessibility of integrated FP-HIV services Luwam Teshome Gari - WHO Ethiopia Country Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10:00-10:30 Exploring the barriers to access and utilization of sexual and reproductive health services among adolescents living with HIV in Lilongwe Esnath Mtupila - Bwaila Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi
10:30-11:00 Review of abortion outcomes in refugee and migrants in Thai - Myanmar border Thet Wai Zin - Hospital Sipitang, Sabah, Malaysia
11:00-11:30 Effect of surgery for endometrioma in ovarian reserve in patients seeking for childbearing in Guayaquil Kelmy Jurado - Hospital Gineco-Obstétrico Enrique Sotomayor, Guayaquil, Ecuador
14:00-14:30 Trans project Denise Leite Vieira - Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil and Alessandra Diehl - Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
14:30-15:00 Prévalence des grossesses précoces et impact des services de prévention de la transmission mère-enfant du VIH chez les adolescentes séropositives suivies dans les associations partenaires du programme "Grandir" Kaboubié Réjane Zio - Sidaction, Paris, France
15:00-15:30 Discussion  
15:30-16:00 End of the workshop session