December 11, 9:30-11:30 am EST
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
Despite considerable progress in the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, last year 360,000 adolescent girls and young women were newly infected with HIV globally. AIDS remains the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa, where three-quarters of new infections are among girls ages 15-19. DREAMS, a global public-private partnership led by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is committed to reducing new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan African countries. The partnership was created to address the structural drivers that increase girls’ HIV risk, including poverty, gender inequality, sexual violence, and lack of education.
Join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative and World Vision, Inc. for a discussion on emerging lessons, best practices, and preliminary findings from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, which empowered 46 grantees in 10 countries to implement innovative solutions to reduce HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa among adolescent girls and young women, funded by PEPFAR and managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.