Research-to-Action

Laura Lee carries out Knowledge Translation Project on Youth Sexual Health in Kenya with help of CIHR Dissemination Events Grant

GSHI researcher Laura Lee received a Dissemination Events Grant in the Spring of 2012 from the Institute of Infection and Immunity, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to carry out  knowledge translation events following her research on the sexual health of youth-headed households in Kenya.

The original participatory-based research was designed and implemented between July 2010 and May 2011 by Laura Lee, in collaboration with KANCO, a local community-based organization, the Family AIDS Initiatiave Response Project, youth and community leaders and was followed by analysis and dissemination. The methods were chosen to reflect a participatory spirit to emphasize youth empowerment and capacity building.

Read a summary of the Research Project: Sexual Health of Youth-Headed Households in the Rift Valley, Kenya

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