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Research to Prevention (R2P), a USAID-funded task order under the Project SEARCH IQC, aims to identify effective interventions for preventing HIV and improving HIV prevention programs in countries most affected by the HIV epidemic. The specific objectives of the project are

  1. To conduct applied research and program evaluation to identify interventions that successfully increase access to, and the quality of, HIV prevention services
  2. To promote the utilization of data in the design or mid-course modification of HIV prevention programs to make them more effective
  3. To build local capacity, both in applied research and in the utilization of data, for improving programs and influencing policies.

To achieve these objectives, R2P has over 30 applied research projects completed or underway in 18 countries. We are also engaged in a wide variety of data dissemination and capacity building activities globally.

R2P partners with a wide variety of researchers, governments, service delivery organizations, universities, and others in the countries where we work. R2P is  led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and implemented by faculty throughout the University. It is managed by the Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. R2P is conducted in partnership with the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, theMedical University of South Carolina, and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.

USAID | Project SEARCH, Task Order No.2, is funded by the U.S. Agency for International  Development under Contract No. GHH-I-00-07-00032-00, beginning September 30, 2008, and supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.