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 Child Census tool was developed as part of the Berhane Hewan program in Ethiopia to identify locations where the greatest numbers of girls are out-of-school and/or married. The tool has also served as a rapid baseline survey for project interventions and a way to monitor the impact of interventions in the areas with the… View ArticleRead more »
The course is based on a set of core para social worker competencies, that were adapted from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance’s global core para-social worker (PSW) competencies. The training is organized in the following six modules that can be provided together or separately, depending on user needs. The training package includes a facilitator manual with detailed… View ArticleRead more »
Trends in Antiretroviral Therapy Eligibility and Coverage Among Children Aged <15 Years with HIV Infection — 20 PEPFAR-Supported Sub-Saharan African Countries, 2012–2016May 18, 2018
As accumulating evidence revealed lower HIV-associated mortality with early ART initiation, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines broadened ART eligibility for children with HIV infection. To understand the lag between guideline development and implementation, as well as the ART coverage gap, CDC assessed national pediatric HIV guidelines and analyzed Joint United Nations Programme on HIV… View ArticleRead more »
Adolescents form a significant part of the population living with HIV, however there is little evidence-based knowledge on adolescent-friendly interventions for improving HIV-related outcomes. The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project partnered with the Girl Effect Nigeria to conduct a study using its Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) methodology to explore the enablers and… View ArticleRead more »
The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance is seeking a Director. Please see the full job description for more information. Alliance-Director...