Small Grants Initiative

Financing : WHO – World Health Organization

Coordinator: Dr. Luis Bahamondes

Research Line : Sexual and Reproductive Health

A joint initiative between the HRP Alliance, part of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme for Research, Development and Training in Human Reproduction Research (HRP); the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR); in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Americas – the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women’s and Reproductive Health (CLAP); and the Center for Reproductive Health Research in Campinas (CEMICAMP) in Brazil, a regional hub for HRP Alliance Research Capacity Strengthening, announced a 2019 call for low-budget projects aimed at strengthening local research capacity and evidence generation. Of the 62 proposals, 12 were selected. At this moment we are preparing the articles to be published in a special supplement in the PAHO Journal. Below are the selected projects:




Project (Original Title)

1 Brazil HIV and syphilis coping strategies for migrant women: the case of Brazil
2 Colombia Roconocimiento y activación y rutas para la atención integral del aboramiento y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos en mujeres migrantes en Colombia
3 Colombia Necesidades y prácticas en salud sexual y reproductiva en población migrante en Santiago, de Cali, Colombia
4 Colombia Perceptions, behaviors and unmet sexual health needs of Venezolans migrant sex workers in Colombia
5 Colombia Risk factors, perceptions, social practices, access to SRH services and antiretroviral resistance in Venezuelan HIV migrants
6 Dominican Republic Health, sexual and reproductive rights of migrant women of Venezuelan origin who perform sex work in Dominican Republic
7 Ecuador Use of sexual and reproductive health services in a population of Venezolans migrant women in Quito, Ecuador: A Situation Analysis
8 El Salvador Challenges and challenges for El Salvador in fulfilling the directives on migration and health issued by PAHO
9 Guatemala Exploratory Study of the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Migrant Women and Children from the Northern Triangle
10 Mexico Sexual practices, health care and reproductive behaviors of Central American migrants in the northern border of Mexico
11 Mexico Syphilis and sexually transmitted infections in migrants from Chiapas
12 Peru Responsive and accessible sexual and reproductive health services for migrant women in Peru