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 research helps people lead healthy sexual and reproductive lives, by strengthening capacities of countries to provide quality information and services that enable people to protect their own reproductive and sexual health and that of their partners.
The UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction has been widely known for many years by the abbreviation, HRP.
Established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1972, HRP has a distinguished over forty-years record of bringing together policy-makers, scientists, health-care providers, clinicians, consumers and community representatives to identify priorities in sexual and reproductive health and to find sustainable solutions.
HRP is the only body within the United Nations system with a global mandate to lead research in human reproduction, a role endorsed by our cosponsors, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Children's Fund, WHO and the World Bank.