Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in Human Reproduction
Director / Head:
Dr Thomas KARIUKI
Institute of Primate Research
National Museums of Kenya
Karen Road, Oloolua Forest
+254 20 882571-4
+254 20 88 2546
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Development of assisted reproductive technologies such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Support WHO/HRP work on the development of low cost IVF by assessing the safety and efficacy of procedures using the baboon primate model of IVF (IUI).
- Development of baboon model for uterine transplantation. Provide research back up to WHO/HRP evaluation of readiness of the field for guideline development for infertility interventions, with particular focus on fertility preservation and fertility recovery in cancer survivor patients (oncofertility, issues of ovarian/oocyte/uterine transplantation).
- Development of baboon model for Endometriosis-associated subfertility.Provide research back up to WHO/HRP evaluation of readiness of the field for guideline development for infertility interventions, with particular focus on reproductive surgery and medical treatment for endometriosis-associated subfertility.
- Characterization of placental malaria in baboons infected with plasmodium parasites. To assist WHO/MIM/TDR in exploring the characteristics of placental malaria so as to gain a better understanding of placental malaria in pregnant women.
- Ethics of animal use in research. Assist WHO/HRP in the development of guidelines for animal research concerning unique issues associated with SRH research and reproduction.
- Reproductive health (excluding HIV/AIDS)
Types of activity:
WHO organization wide expected result:
4.2 - National research capacity strengthened as necessary and new evidence, products, technologies, interventions and delivery approaches of global and/or national relevance available to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, to promote active and healthy ageing, and to improve sexual and reproductive health.
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork