Study Cases

This section describes how DFID research activities are making a difference.

South African Herpes Trial Shows Trust Key to Success

A trial of acyclovir treatment of genital herpes in South Africa has shown that it is crucial that participants have confidence in the team running the trial. (read more)

Putting child trafficking on the agenda in Haiti

human trafficking in haiti

Panos Relay helps young journalists tell the story of child trafficking in Haiti. As children that have been separated from parents and carers as a result of the recent earthquake are more at risk from been trafficked, it is more important than ever that their stories are heard. (read more)

Ensuring Education Doesn’t Leave Disabled Youth Behind

Research conducted by the Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (RECOUP) has identified the issues facing disabled youth in India.

Uncovering Hidden Research

The INASP Journals Online (JOLs) project, part of the second phase of the Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERii), supports peer-reviewed journals from developing and emerging countries to publish online, giving researchers access to local knowledge and the opportunity to contribute their own articles.

Lay workers vital to support ART rollout in Zambia

Lay health workers play a vital role in supporting the formal health system in Zambia. DFID-funded research shows the role of home-based care givers in helping people living with HIV/AIDS.

RiPPLE: Putting research into practice

A water and sanitation program in Ethiopia is bringing people together to drive policy change. By linking stakeholders from different sectors, research findings are applied to improve the planning and integration of water and sanitation services.

Pakistan Has a Chance to Slow Spread of HIV

A major survey of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in Pakistan has revealed that a HIV epidemic is at an early stage, and that there is a real opportunity to slow the spread through advice and targeted support, particularly for sex workers and injecting drug users.

Traditional rainmakers team up with meteorologists to share knowledge about tackling climate change.

A project in Kenya, supported by the IDRC/DFID-funded Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA), is combining indigenous knowledge with modern science to provide the local community with information on climate change.