The Population Council, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the US Agency for International Development through Project SOAR, is leading the implementation science portfolio of the timely and innovative DREAMS partnership in 10 sub-Saharan countries, producing evidence to strengthen DREAMS activities and other community-based programming. The Council’s research focuses on how best to reach the most vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and their male partners and engage them in activities and services, and how to roll out pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among AGYW. By examining these critical HIV prevention issues, the Council’s research will provide actionable evidence that implementers, policymakers, and others can use to improve how programs and services are delivered to vulnerable AGYW and their male partners. The findings also have broader implications for global policymakers, program implementers, and donors by identifying strategies to better equip AGYW in preventing HIV infection.
Population Council. 2016. "How to reduce HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa? Implementation science around the DREAMS Initiative," DREAMS Project Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative