Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP)
HRP is the main instrument within the United Nations system for research in human reproduction, bringing together policy-makers, scientists, health care providers, clinicians, consumers and community representatives to identify and address priorities for research to improve sexual and reproductive health.
HRP supports and coordinates research on a global scale, synthesizes research through systematic reviews of literature, builds research capacity in low-income countries and develops dissemination tools to make efficient use of ever-increasing research information. WHO is one of five cosponsors of HRP, along with UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, and the World Bank. In addition, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and UNAIDS are both members of HRP’s governing body.