Translating research evidence into policies and practices—such as HIV testing, care, and treatment within refugee settings and malaria treatment in pregnancy—to strengthen health systems in Africa.
Developing strategies with the Ministry of Education to ensure more pregnant or parenting girls can re-enter or remain in school.
Synthesizing findings and implementing recommendations for policy, strategy, and programming to eradicate female genital mutilation/cutting.
Reducing young infant death in Kenya from possible severe bacterial infection by scaling up the implementation of the national Integrated Management of Childhood Illness guidelines, part of strengthened postnatal and young infant care.
Monitoring and evaluation a pilot study for research on emergency contraceptive pills and pericoital methods, and coordinating submission of a clinical trial application for a pre-pilot phase in Kenya.
Designing holistic safe-sports spaces to increase social support, life skills, and livelihoods opportunities for pregnant adolescent girls and young mothers in Nairobi slums.
Evaluating safety and acceptability of a non surgical male circumcision device and providing evidence to inform prequalification by the World Health Organization and approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
Building and strengthening networks for girl-centered programming that builds protective health, economic, cognitive, and social assets of the most off-track adolescent girls; implementing tools, conducting workshops, introducing technologies, and documenting experiences.
Understanding the social, educational, health, and economic effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls; and integrating gender-related questions into surveys.
Deepening understanding of the diversity of experiences of child, early, and forced marriage and the effectiveness of interventions to build an evidence base for policies, programs, advocacy, and investments.