A GLOBAL HUB
ON CHILDREN AND HIV
Our mission is to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable
children through connecting the global community and providing
the most up-to-date information on HIV and other adversities.
Megan Collins for CRS
AREAS OF FOCUS
- CAPACITY BUILDING & SYSTEM STRENGTHENINGSystem strengthening includes building capacity of families, communities, civil society organizations and governments to provide social services, case management and referrals.
- CHILD PROTECTIONChild protection prevents and responds to abuse, exploitation and neglect, and family separation to ensure that children are cared for in a loving and supportive environment.
- ECONOMIC STRENGTHENINGEconomic strengthening interventions protect and strengthen the economic situation of households and empowers families to provide for the essential needs of their children.
- EDUCATIONEducation ensures children have access to a continuum of early childhood development opportunities, quality schools and life skills training to secure their future.
- HEALTH & NUTRITIONHealth and nutrition interventions for vulnerable children should provide a continuum of care that prevents and treats illness and promotes wellbeing for children and their families.
- PROGRAMMINGProgramming for vulnerable children includes general guidance on implementation, monitoring and evaluation and assuring quality services.
- PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORTPsychosocial support provides children and families with resources that build internal resilience for emotional, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
- SPECIAL POPULATIONSSpecial populations of children require additional support with individualized approaches for protection and inclusion.
The past decade has witnessed tremendous global progress in reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT), the leading cause of HIV infection in children. Effective interventions exist to virtually eliminate MTCT during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and breastfeeding (UNICEF 2016). Yet, MTCT remains a challenge; the majority of the estimated 150,000 new HIV infections in children in… View ArticleRead more »
Gendered influences on adolescent mental health in low-income and middle-income countries: recommendations from an expert conveningDecember 11, 2017
The International Center for Research on Women and UNICEF convened experts from academia, civil society, donor, and bilateral and multilateral institutions for a consultation in April 2017. The purpose of the consultation was to better understand the relationship between gender and adolescent mental health and to identify priorities for adolescent-focused and gender-responsive mental health research… View ArticleRead more »
Determinants of Effective Utilization of Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children by Caregivers in Kenya: A Case of Tigania West, Meru CountyDecember 7, 2017
Kenya has a growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in the society because of HIV/AIDs, the deterioration of the traditional family structures, and change in family values. The government and their partners have been providing social assistance to poor households with orphans and vulnerable children through a cash transfer program while clearly communicating objective… View ArticleRead more »
Traditionally, research on issues affecting children and young people has tended to focus more on younger children, (the under-fives and school age children) or vulnerable children (orphans, ‘street children’ or child labourers). Similarly, many research and policy narratives have focused on the problems that children face, without always recognising how their choices – their agency… View ArticleRead more »
The Bantwana Initiative of World Education (WEI/B) seeks a dynamic and experienced COP candidate for the PEPFAR/USAID Better Outcomes for Children and...