DREAMS Innovation Challenge

Led by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), DREAMS is a public-private partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., PEPFAR funded 46 primary grantee organizations that in turn subcontracted 35 local organizations to implement programs to meet the urgent and complex HIV-prevention needs of vulnerable adolescent girls and young women. Over two years (2016–2018), the DREAMS Innovation Challenge touched the lives of more than 160,000 girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 24 across 10 countries. Explore the results below through video, photo essays, recorded webcast, first-person stories, and more.

Picture the Impact of the Innovation Challenge: Meet the Beneficiaries

Empowering Young Women in Kenya to be Economically Independent & HIV Free
Empowering Young Women in Kenya to be Economically Independent & HIV Free

The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology, Kenya

Increasing PrEP Uptake through Peer Educators
Increasing PrEP Uptake through Peer Educators

Bar Hostess Empowerment & Support Programme, Kenya

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