Risk Assessment Tools and the Identification of Individuals at High Risk of HIV infection in the Delivery of Oral PrEP

With the aim to understand more about the relative strengths and weaknesses of current tools and approaches being used for risk assessment within oral PrEP studies and implementation, and to make recommendations about their use within the context of rollout, this analysis aimed to answer the following questions: 1) What risk assessment tools and processes are used in the delivery of oral PrEP, and how are they used? 2) How do tools and processes help identify those at substantial risk of HIV infection?

Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative

Council researchers, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are leading the implementation science component of the DREAMS initiative – assessing different aspects of the various approaches being used to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women – to determine what is working and what is not. This research will provide new evidence and guide program models that DREAMS partners need to: 1. Reach girls and young women and their sexual partners at high risk of HIV infection; 2. Link them and their partners with essential resources; 3.

PRISM: Performance of Routine Information System Management Series

MEASURE Evaluation, which created PRISM: Performance of Routine Information System Management Series, has provided technical and financial assistance to strengthen Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) for more than 15 years. One of the project’s mandates is to strengthen the collection, analysis, and use of these data for the delivery of high-quality health services. 

The Global Fund Measurement Framework for Adolescent Girls and Young Women Programs

This framework is aligned to the Global Fund’s modular framework, which details programmatic modules for HIV, TB, and Malaria coupled to a corresponding list of indicators (including those for adolescent girls and young women) upon which countries build their funding requests. As part of the accountability framework, the countries are required to include these indicators with respective targets in their performance frameworks based on adolescent girls and young women planned activities.

Communications Jobs of 12 Frame Elements

Framing is the process of making choices about how to communicate – where to start, what to emphasize, how to explain it, and what to leave unsaid. In Strategic Frame Analysis®, the various points where communicators make these choices – intentionally or not - are called ‘frame elements.’ While frame elements work together, it can also be helpful to think of each of them as doing a certain communications ‘job’. With the purpose of the tool in mind, framers can feel more confident in their choices, and use the frame elements more intentionally and fluently.

#WhatWomenWant: A toolkit for putting accountaility into action

This toolkit provides a framework for accountability in action, to put women and girls in all of their diversity at the centre and to bring a feminist, gender transformative lens across policy development, program implementation, research, strategies, and initiatives. Throughout, they offer examples of effective ways to inform, engage, and foster leadership among women, including young women and adolescent girls, and provide ideas for everyone to take part in meaningful accountability including women themselves, governments, donors, and policy makers.

The Experience Blueprint Poster

An experience blueprint is a detailed visualization that captures the experience across touch points. It includes the emotional journey with design, the end user's actions, thoughts and feelings, as well as the proposed design concepts. Below that you’ll find actions required with other key stakeholders as well as support processes that need to happen in order for the service to be delivered

Children's Consent Framework: Policy and Practice for Maturity-aligned Engagement of Children in Decisions about HIV-Related Medical and Social Services and Management of Confidential Information

This framework is useful for national and sub-national programmers to assist in the effective implementation of supportive policies. It proposes standardized policies and practices to help providers, caregivers, and children navigate the individual- and situation-specific decisions as to who provides consent for HIV medical and social services or sharing confidential HIV data. Practical support tools to assess individual capacity and policy language are included, with links on partnerships and transparency. 

Free to Be- Unsafe in the City

Free To Be is a crowd-mapping tool enabling young women to identify and share public spaces that make them feel at risk or safe. It has empowered young women to call out unsafe experiences and geographically identify spaces where change needs to occur. Girls and young women in Delhi, Kampala, Lima, Madrid and Sydney contributed over 21,000 testimonials, analysed in the Unsafe in the City report. In all five cities, boys and men verbally insult, grope, stalk, and flash girls and young women. Free To Be advocates and campaigns for change.

GREAT Project How-to-Guide

The Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) Project is an evidence-based international development intervention that succeeded in improving gender norms related to sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Northern Uganda. The GREAT model encompasses several components and places collaboration with local partners and the community at the centre of the intervention. GREAT’s elements are tested, evidence-based, and scalable, tailored to life stages within the broad category of young people.