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.
“If my husband leaves me, I will go home and suffer, so better cling to him and hide this thing”: The influence of gender on Option B+ prevention of mother-to-child transmission participation in Malawi and UgandaJune 23, 2017
Globally, countries are working toward achieving the goal of having 90% of people diagnosed with HIV on sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART). This has been difficult to achieve in PMTCT programs in sub-Saharan Africa owing to a variety of factors and while enrollment in PMTCT has increased under Option B+, which initiates all HIV-positive pregnant or… View ArticleRead more »
Why Are Orphaned Adolescents More Likely to Be HIV Positive? Distinguishing Between Maternal and Sexual HIV Transmission Using 17 Nationally Representative Data Sets in AfricaJune 23, 2017
Adolescent orphans are a high risk group for HIV in Africa. Explanations and interventions are often focused on reducing sexual risk among adolescents. However these results show that maternal transmission is the predominant pathway of HIV transmission among orphaned adolescents. The results from this study are important in directing program attention toward reducing maternal… View ArticleRead more »
There are cultural and economic issues contributing to child marriage and this research contributes to an arsenal of evidence needed to make the cultural shifts and policy changes against child marriage. This paper quantitatively examines the intergenerational effects of girl child marriage, or the developmental and health outcomes of children born to women who marry… View ArticleRead more »
HIV risk screening for high-yield community testing services for orphans and vulnerable children: a literature reviewJune 14, 2017
Testing is the first step to reaching 90% with diagnosis and 90% with treatment, yet there are so many reasons why children do not make it to a clinic to be tested for HIV. Community testing services are essential for reaching children, but what is the right way to reach the most at-risk children and… View ArticleRead more »
Children in a World of Opportunities: Innovations in Research, Policy, and Practice Quebec, Montreal, Canada http://www.isci2017.org/...