The Population Council is conducting implementation research to build needed evidence to inform decisionmaking around effective implementation of community-based, girl-centered interventions and to assess their effectiveness in reducing HIV vulnerability among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)—a population in which AIDS is the leading cause of death in the region. Learnings from this study in Zambia and similar ones in Kenya and Malawi will be valuable for informing each country and the region how to implement AGYW programming that goes beyond the health sector to reduce AGYW's vulnerability to HIV.
Population Council. 2017. "Assessment of comprehensive HIV-risk reduction programming for adolescent girls and young women: Implementation science research in Zambia," Activity brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative