IDRC Humanitarian Services Int. Center for Women’s Health will have a Research Center, Traveling Health Center and a Community Center.
IDRC Center for Women’s Health Costa Rican Research Center will support and conduct research related to the Health and development of women, children, and families and provide prenatal care, career training and nutritional diets to promote a healthy pregnancy. The Institute will make critical contributions to women's health research and to the improvement of life for the institute’s attendees and their future children.
Improved prenatal diagnosis. IDRC CFWH studies will demonstrate the safety and accuracy of amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis, allowing women and their physicians to make informed decisions about their pregnancy using these techniques.
IDRC CFWH is making tremendous advancements for women including improving pregnancy and childbirth outcomes, and identifying cures for diseases and conditions affecting women of all ages and at all stages in life. IDRC CFWH research advancements will include:
Improved diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy and choriocarcinoma. IDRC CFWH research led to faster diagnosis and monitoring of treatment for choriocarcinoma, a malignant tumor of placenta tissue.
Improved Pregnancy Tests. IDRC CFWH will provide simple and quick home and office pregnancy tests for teens in risk of pregnancy to assist them in providing nutritional supplements and diet for the child as soon as possible reducing the risk to the child.
Reduced Perinatal HIV Transmission. The IDRC CFWH is working with other agencies to reduce the transmission of HIV from infected mother to fetus and infant.