Rose Wilcher, MPH

Director, Research Utilization

Areas of expertise

  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Reproductive health
  • Capacity building
  • Gender integration
  • Gender analysis
  • Women's empowerment
  • Family planning
  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
  • Microbicides
  • Research utilization

Projects & Resources

Published Research

  • Optimizing HIV prevention for women: A review of evidence from microbicide studies and considerations for gender-sensitive microbicide introduction
    Doggett EG, Lanham M, Wilcher R, Gafos M, Karim QA, Heise L.
    J Int AIDS Soc 2015 Dec; 18 (1): 20536. [Journal Impact Factor: 5.090]

    Gender-related norms and inequalities that place women and girls at risk of acquiring HIV are also likely to affect their ability to use microbicides. Published vaginal microbicide studies were reviewed to identify gender-related factors that are likely to affect microbicide acceptability, access and adherence. This paper makes recommendations on product design, trial implementation, positioning, marketing and delivery of microbicides in a way that takes into account the gender-related norms and inequalities identified in the review.

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