Yale University

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment among Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Populations

Funder: Yale MacMillan Center
Project period: 07/01/2020 - 08/27/2022
Grant Type: Research

Abstract Text:

This is a conference grant awarded by the Yale MacMillan Center's Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund to support the coordination of a series of events and research activities to address current knowledge and identify research questions related to the well-being of people with HIV or at risk for HIV and affected by humanitarian crises.

The goals of this project are to:

  1. Bring together Yale and external research leaders and relevant stakeholders to discuss existing evidence and knowledge gaps regarding determinants of HIV prevalence and access to care among conflict-affected populations;
  2. Identify key considerations in conducting research involving refugees and displaced populations such as ethical issues, health risks and safety, methodological barriers, and partnership strategies;
  3. Understand the key concepts, measures, and tools of implementation research to support adoption, adaptation, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions in resource-limited, conflict-affected settings; and
  4. Identify directions for future research and facilitation of multidisciplinary connections and research collaborations.