Leading social and behavioral change research for proven interventions to support developing countries’ health and development outcomes, including demand for modern family planning, maternal and child death prevention, and AIDS and malaria eradication.
Using the best available science, research expertise, and state-of-the-art methodologies to generate evidence for improving HIV prevention, care, and treatment policies and programs around the world.
Provide technical assistance/implementation support to World Bank’s Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) initiative; aims to empower poor girls and their families by expanding choices and opportunities to promote education and delay marriage, childbearing.
Integrating family planning and safe abortion services within universal health care and financing mechanisms to ensure access to quality reproductive health services.
Conducting a multi-site, open-label randomized clinical trial testing a 90-day contraceptive vaginal ring delivering Nestorone and estradiol, evaluating efficacy and bleeding control in continuous use and 2, 3, and 4-day ring-out regimens.
Designing a second-generation contraceptive vaginal system that will achieve a similar one year of sustained release to the FDA approved product while substantially lowering the cost.
Supporting the development of a six-month contraceptive microarray patch by reviewing the applicator device, user studies, regulatory pathway, and preclinical activities.
Generating evidence to accelerate evidence-based improvements in family planning and reproductive health policies and programs globally, and providing technical assistance for their application.
Developing a 90-day vaginal ring that could prevent HIV infection, other sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, and conducting behavioral studies to understand user-focused factors and promote adoption and use of this technology.
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.