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.
This commentary identifies the many gaps that exist in moving policy at global, national, and local levels to ensure that youth are being factored into the 90-90-90 goals in Africa. The authors identify the national policy gaps, the facility procedural gaps, implementation barriers–and specifically gender-specific implementation barriers–and gaps in family, community and social support for… View ArticleRead more »
Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services–A Compendium of Selected Projects in PEPFAR-supported CountriesJuly 7, 2017
The compendium presents the approaches and theoretical frameworks used by the projects, the quantitative and qualitative results, and looks more broadly at the potential for sustainability and lessons learned from these projects. Learning from the compendium are included in a companion document, “Guidelines on Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services – An Examination… View ArticleRead more »
Guidelines on Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services–An Examination of 13 Projects in PEPFAR-supported CountriesJuly 7, 2017
We know that adolescents bear a high burden of HIV risk in sub-Saharan Africa, but what do we know about the best ways to reach adolescents with youth friendly HIV services? MEASURE Evaluation reviewed the evidence from 13 projects and compiled documentation of the seven best practices, four promising practices, and two emerging practices in… View ArticleRead more »
This brief brings together the critical mass of evidence emerging from recent rigorous impact evaluations of government-run cash transfer programmes in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This brief summarizes the evaluation findings that social protection programs have economic and productive impacts for the economy, for the poor and for national development. A key lesson learned… View ArticleRead more »
Young women aged 15-24 in sub-Saharan Africa are 3-4 times more likely to be HIV-infected than boys or men of the same age. Transactional sex - sex ex...