Featured Projects

PACTO is a four-year USAID-funded project that aims to facilitate structural, normative and behavioral change to lower barriers to HIV services; increase demand for PMTCT, VMMC, Testing and Counseling among men and women; assure ART adherence and positive prevention lifestyles among PLWHA; condemn gender based violence across all media and community interventions; and promote the utilization of the GBV service continuum in Mozambique.

The PEPFAR Gender Initiative on Girls’ Vulnerability to HIV (GIGV), the first award under the HIV/AIDS Research Sector TASC 3 IQC, was funded by USAID. Known as the Go Girls! Initiative (GGI), the project was led by CCP in partnership with Macro International. The Initiative shifted the focus from individual risk-taking to contextual factors that render girls vulnerable. The purpose of GGI was to develop, implement and test social, gender and behavior change communication approaches, in an effort to reduce adolescent girls’ susceptibility to HIV infection. Approaches included: addressing contextual factors that present barriers to accessing education; increasing girls resilience through building life-skills; strengthening parents’ and other adults ‘ability to communicate with and support girls; and community dialogue and action. The CCP teams in Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana combined quantitative and qualitative data collection methods to develop a deeper understanding of girls’ vulnerability, evaluate the initiative and disseminate and discuss results with communities and national and international partners.

Research to Prevention (R2P) is a five-year HIV prevention project funded by USAID. R2P is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and managed by CCP. R2Ppartners with faculty throughout the Johns Hopkins Schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing, as well as Tulane University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of North Carolina. R2P seeks to answer the question: What are the most effective interventions for preventing the spread of HIV? R2P aims to promote greater use of evidence in the design and implementation of HIV prevention programs in countries most affected by the HIV epidemic. In partnership with organizations in developing countries, R2P will conduct research to identify the most effective interventions for preventing HIV, promote increased use of data to guide programs and policies, and build capacity for applied research among health professionals.

Tchova Tchova, Juntos Vamos Mudar (Moving Forward Together We Will Change), the Social and Behavioral Change Communication project for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Capacity Building was a three-year project in Mozambique funded by PEPFAR. JHU•CCP led the project in partnership with World Vision, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and N’Weti to support the Mozambique Ministry of Health, National AIDS Council, and many civil society and media organizations. The project aimed to reduce HIV transmission and stigma in Mozambique and increase use of HIV services. CCP implemented a coordinated communication approach that integrated related PEPFAR priorities to target one of the main drivers of the HIV/AIDS epidemic--multiple concurrent partners--by tackling underlying social and gender factors.