Sexual and reproductive health

Subfertility/infertility - HRP partners in infertility

Non-governemental organizations in official relations with WHO

  • Monitoring and evaluation of IVF clinics and policy; Training workshops and strengthening capacity

International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART)

International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

  • Developing tools for reproductive medicine care

International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FIGO)

WHO Collaborating Centres

  • Addressing evidence-based guidance on infertility diagnosis, management and treatment. (WHO Infertility Guidelines)

Graduate Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER)

  • Basic biomedical research on primates addressing women’s health and infertility

Institute for Primate Research (IPR), Kenya


The Walking-Egg, a non-profit organization

Global access to infertility care in developing countries

This painting, “Fertility always comes from outside,” by Koen Vermechlen, was donated to the HRP Programme from the Walking Egg,. Two of the eggs have the world continents delicately sketched into them. The artist’s explanation: "Dualism is necessary to create something new, and you need "the other" to create new life. Cross-pollination" is crucial to my work, as it is the opposite of "in-breeding" which is what happens if we don't reach out to someone/ something else." This piece of art encapsulates the true nature of partnerships, with its intent to reach broad understanding, consensus and strategic planning for eventual adaptation of global infertility guidelines at country level with a focus on the evidence-base.