Archive: Programming

The critical role of OVC Programs in increasing access to HTS for children most at risk: lessons from the field and implications for programming

October 27, 2017

  Despite the dramatic success of HIV treatment programs around the world, children remain under-represented in HIV testing numbers and are thus denied access to life-saving treatment.  Acknowledging that children affected by HIV are at increased risk for infection, and in alignment with PEPFAR technical guidance, over the past four years, many programs have scaled up… View Article

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MER 2.0 Indicators

October 16, 2017

On October 16, 2017, Christine Fu, USAID Senior OVC Research and Evaluation Advisor, led a webinar on the updates to MER 2.0 Indicators.  The webinar covered topics such as FY17 Q2 results for indicators, data quality and reporting issues, guidance on how to improve reporting for Q4, and changes in the OVC_SERV indicator. A link… View Article

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Starting with the end in view: Designing OVC programs with responsible exit planning for families, programs and national systems

July 28, 2017

In support of the 90-90-90 global initiative to end HIV and AIDS, PEPFAR has instituted a data-driven approach to target geographic areas with high HIV prevalence. As part of this “pivot” in PEFPAR support, OVC programs in low HIV prevalence areas or areas of “sustained support” have had to plan for and support a transition… View Article

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Coordinating Clinic and Community Services through Case Management

May 31, 2017

On June 14, 2017, the OVC Task Force hosted a webinar on Coordinating Clinic and Community Services through Case Management. Presenters shared their experiences implementing facility/community linkage approaches using different OVC programming models. These include: a clinic and community-based OVC programming model (SIDHAS) and comprehensive, community-based OVC programming models that include collaboration with clinical partners… View Article

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Children’s Risk and Resilience in the Age of HIV/AIDS

May 17, 2016

On October 2nd, 2014, PEPFAR hosted the Children’s Risk and Resilience in the Age of HIV/AIDS event in partnership with USAID, the Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and the CDC in Washington, D.C. This event featured exciting presentations and panel discussions with top global experts on children, HIV/AIDS,... View Article

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