Mobility, deprivation and HIV risk
Mobility, deprivation and HIV risk among young people in Blantyre urban slums, Malawi
The overarching aim of this project is to conduct a large-scale study to inform the development of local level responses and programmes to address structural drivers of HIV targeting young people living in vulnerable urban environments as a key population in Malawi.
Recent evidence from my PhD work has shown that deprivation of material resources is strongly linked to HIV-related sexual behaviours among young people (18-24 years old) in urban slums of Blantyre, Malawi. Whilst this is important, additional structural drivers must be explored to inform the development of effective HIV prevention interventions and programmes in these settings.
Therefore, building on my PhD work, I will explore the intersection of mobility, deprivation and HIV risk using a framework in which mobility is conceptualised as a dynamic socio-economic process.