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Using Data to Target and Scale-Up Girls’ Support Programs and Child Marriage Prevention

May 18, 2018

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 Article

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HIV-Sensitive Child Protection: Training Course for Auxiliary Social Workers

May 18, 2018

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 Article

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Trends in Antiretroviral Therapy Eligibility and Coverage Among Children Aged <15 Years with HIV Infection — 20 PEPFAR-Supported Sub-Saharan African Countries, 2012–2016

May 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 Article

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Listening to the Needs and Preferences of Adolescents Living with HIV in Nigeria

May 18, 2018

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 Article

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Short-Term Missions: Guidance to Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children

May 14, 2018

The Short-Term Missions: Guidance to Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children is a comprehensive resource that provides guidance and better practice standards for short-term missions to ensure positive outcomes for vulnerable children, their families, and their communities. This resource has been created for churches, mission agencies, faith-based organizations, donors, institutions of higher learning, and others who are interested in enhancing… View Article

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Empowering caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland

May 14, 2018

This paper reports on the health and psychosocial impacts of a program designed to economically empower female caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The results presented are from a cohort of 492 female caregivers who participated in savings groups and were responsible for 887 OVC. The data showed that the caregivers had increased earnings,… View Article

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Making an Investment Case for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria and Kenya

May 7, 2018

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project developed an infographic to influence policies of National Government, private sector and local development partners to increase commitment, investment, political thrust and priority for vulnerable children in Nigeria and Kenya. The document enumerates the vulnerability indices among children vis-à-vis the gap in investment, especially by the National… View Article

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HIV Information Training Manual for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

April 30, 2018

This manual was designed to be a very short information-only course to provide additional HIV facts when delivering other forms of life skills or social assets training. While not a full training, the nine short sessions provide the very basic facts about HIV, disclosure and living positively with HIV. The sessions were designed for use with… View Article

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HIV Information Training Manual

April 30, 2018

This manual was designed to be a very short information-only course to provide additional HIV facts when delivering other forms of life skills or social assets training. While not a full training, the nine short sessions provide the very basic facts about HIV, disclosure and living positively with HIV. The sessions were designed for use in… View Article

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Let’s Stop Trying to Quantify Household Vulnerability: The Problem With Simple Scales for Targeting and Evaluating Economic Strengthening Programs

April 20, 2018

Economic strengthening practitioners are increasingly seeking data collection tools that will help them target households vulnerable to HIV and poor child well-being outcomes, match households to appropriate interventions, monitor their status, and determine readiness for graduation from project support. This article discusses efforts in 3 countries to develop simple, valid tools to quantify and classify… View Article

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