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Ref.No. [Initiator]
DEU-76 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in Male Reproduction

Director / Head: 
  Professor Sabine Kliesch
  Stefan Schlatt




Institution:
  Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology
  Westfalischen Wilhelms University
Address:
  Domagkstrasse 11
  D-48129
  Nordrhein-Westfalia
Town:
  Münster
Country:
  GERMANY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (49-251) 835 60 97
Fax:
  (49-251) 835 60 93
Date of Designation:
  01/Oct/1987
Last Redesignation:
  14/Jul/2016
Expiry:
  14/Jul/2019
Terms of Reference:
  1. Research and development. To conduct research of national and international relevance on male fertility, in terms of assisted reproduction, regulation of fertility, contraception, male reproductive health, epidemiology of male (in)fertility, gonadal and hormonal disorders, complications in sexual differentiation and/or development, diseases and complaints of ageing men and develop respective treatment modalities. 
  2. Technical support. To act as a research resource to the WHO, to interpret results of studies carried out elsewhere, to advise on the selection of methods in the programme, to help in the adaptation of technology, to train research workers in human reproduction from Germany and abroad (with emphasis on training in andrology), to provide consultants to the Department of Reproductive Health and Research and other Centres in the network of Collaborating Centres for Research in Human Reproduction. 
  3. Networking and partnerships. To collaborate in multi-centre clinical trials designed to assess the safety, efficacy and acceptability of existing and new fertility regulating agents, especially male contraceptive methods, within the framework of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research. To build and support international networks for fertility preservation using stem cells or tissues. 
  4. Advocacy. To promote WHO standards for semen analysis among Andrology laboratories in countries by running semen analysis courses; to propagate evidence-based reproductive medicine for andrology and infertility; to make the public aware of male contraceptives via meetings, newspapers, magazines, books, handbooks and guidelines. 
  5. Norms and standards. To provide quality control programmes of semen analysis within German-speaking and other countries in Europe. 
  6. Education: Capacity building in form of cooperation with other centers active in Andrology and also supporting facilities in Latin America and Africa, especially regarding Sexuality and Fertility. 
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Subjects:
  1. Reproductive health (excluding HIV/AIDS) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Organization of events (e.g. conferences; summits) 
WHO Outputs:
  3.1.4 - Research undertaken and evidence generated and synthesized for designing key interventions in maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, and other conditions and issues linked to it
  3.1.3 - Countries enabled to implement and monitor effective interventions to cover unmet needs in sexual and reproductive health
  3.1.6 - Research undertaken and research capacity strengthened for sexual and reproductive health, including in family planning, maternal and perinatal health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, preventing unsafe abortion, infertility, sexual health, female genital mutilation, violence against women, and sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian settings
Responsible Officer:
  FESTIN Mario Philip
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3267
Email:
  Festinma@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  LAZDANE Gunta
Phone:
  +4545336760
Email:
  lazdaneg@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork