Looking for best practice to protect young girls from HIV

In South Africa, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) account for a quarter of all new HIV infections.

Many interventions to address HIV risks in AGYW are being implemented. Several of the larger-scale interventions have been evaluated and the results are due to be shared broadly.

However, many discrete, smaller-scale implementation programmes have not been well documented, nor widely disseminated.

Genesis has been contracted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to consolidate and synthesise research findings and implementation of best practices, as well as outline the potential roles for funders in piloting, coordinating, or supporting the scale up of those best practices to improve AGYW programming.

The foundation has also engaged with Genesis to assist in providing support to the assessment of PEPFAR’s DREAMS and Global Fund’s mentoring component of their adolescent girls’ and young women’s programmes. This aspect of the project will explore how these programmes recruit, train and supervise mentors.