Project SOAR conducts HIV operations research around the world to identify practical solutions to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. This collaborative five-year project (2014–2019), funded by the U. S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the U. S. Agency for International Development, helps strengthen the skills of local research institutions and individuals to conduct and use high-quality research to improve programs and policies, and ensure more efficient and effective delivery of critical HIV services.
The Population Council leads Project SOAR in collaboration with Avenir Health, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Johns Hopkins University, Palladium, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Project SOAR’s portfolio consists of more than 50 research activities in 24 countries. Project SOAR is working to:
- Produce a robust body of evidence to ensure that increasingly constrained resources are used efficiently and effectively to reach those most in need.
- Improve use of high-quality HIV services through adoption of best practices informed by SOAR’s operations research.
- Strengthen the capacity of local partners to set operations research agendas, conduct operations research, and use the findings to strengthen the HIV response.