LVCT Health conducts operations and implementation science research addressing evidence gaps in our programmatic areas of HIV Prevention, testing, care and treatment and sexual and gender based violence.
We develop, test and evaluate interventions that aim at reducing HIV vulnerability among the populations we serve and strengthening policies and health systems.
We utilize our findings to engage in policy advocacy at the county, national and international levels. Our research has provided evidence that has informed several national guidelines and service delivery standards. Our research focus areas/ Research Themes include:
- SGBV research focuses on response and prevention of sexual violence, violence against children, and intimate partner violence (IPV). Currently we are implementing community interventions to reduce the risk and occurrence of IPV among women accessing HIV Testing services in Kenya.
- HIV prevention research to increase equitable access and coverage to services and programmes including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV self-testing, and integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health services. Currently we are studying the delivery of PrEP to Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYWs), Female Sex Workers (FSWs), and Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Kenya.
- Community Health systems strengthening research aims to maximize the equity, effectiveness, and efficiency of community health using quality improvement approaches. Currently we are pilot testing an intervention to strengthen and scale up structures for quality improvement of community health services in maternal new born and child health.