STRIVE for the SDGs - Lori Heise and Katherine Fritz

How can STRIVE’s conceptual approach to understanding and intervening on structural drivers of HIV be used to formulate strategies for achieving the SDGs? 

This Learning Lab:

  • explores the “indivisible” qualities of the SDGs
  • examines how sectors must work together “upstream” in order to achieve SDG targets
  • draws on examples of structural interventions from inside and outside of STRIVE’s body of work
  • introduces an innovative financing model that has the potential to catalyze progress on the SDGs

Katherine Fritz is Director of Research at the International Center for Research on Women and is based in Washington DC. She had been part of the STRIVE consortium since its inception in 2012. Her areas of expertise are gender inequality and alcohol use as drivers of HIV risk in sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology and a Masters degree in Public Health.

Lori Heise has over 25 years of experience working in the areas of gender equity, social change and women’s health. She was a Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she served as Co-Director of STRIVE until 2017. Lori has since joined the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a joint appointment in the School of Nursing, where she conducts research on violence, social norms and health and serves as Technical Director of the Prevention Collaborative, a new global initiative designed to support evidence based GBV prevention programming in the Global South.

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