Global Health eLearning: Mother-to-child transmission of HIV

December 13, 2017

The past decade has witnessed tremendous global progress in reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT), the leading cause of HIV infection in children. Effective interventions exist to virtually eliminate MTCT during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and breastfeeding (UNICEF 2016). Yet, MTCT remains a challenge; the majority of the estimated 150,000 new HIV infections in children in… View Article

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Gendered influences on adolescent mental health in low-income and middle-income countries: recommendations from an expert convening

December 11, 2017

The International Center for Research on Women and UNICEF convened experts from academia, civil society, donor, and bilateral and multilateral institutions for a consultation in April 2017. The purpose of the consultation was to better understand the relationship between gender and adolescent mental health and to identify priorities for adolescent-focused and gender-responsive mental health research… View Article

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Determinants of Effective Utilization of Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children by Caregivers in Kenya: A Case of Tigania West, Meru County

December 7, 2017

Kenya has a growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in the society because of HIV/AIDS, the deterioration of the traditional family structures, and change in family values. The government and their partners have been providing social assistance to poor households with orphans and vulnerable children through a cash transfer program while clearly communicating objective… View Article

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Key Issues Guide: Research with children and young people

December 7, 2017

Traditionally, research on issues affecting children and young people has tended to focus more on younger children, (the under-fives and school age children) or vulnerable children (orphans, ‘street children’ or child labourers). Similarly, many research and policy narratives have focused on the problems that children face, without always recognising how their choices – their agency… View Article

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Step Up the Pace: Towards an AIDS-free generation in West and Central Africa

December 7, 2017

With lower HIV prevalence rates in West and Central Africa, efforts to reach children have been less than in other regions. However, the West and Central Africa region has one of the world’s highest HIV burdens among children and adolescents, second only to that of Eastern and Southern Africa. This report from UNICEF, full of epidemiological… View Article

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HIV and Social Protection

December 6, 2017

This Guidance Note is part of the resource kit for high impact programming that provides easy, concise, and practical guidance on key areas of the AIDS response. It was produced by the UNAIDS Secretariat in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Working Group on HIV and Social Protection, Care, and Support. It incorporates expertise from UNAIDS and… View Article

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Extended Review Situation Analysis of South Africa’s Response to Orphans and Vulnerable Children

December 6, 2017

This report of the OVC program in South Africa was administered as an internet-based and library search comprised of research and program reports; South African Government policy documents, Acts of Parliament and international agreements; and peer reviews journal articles. This literature review desired to gain a better understanding of how the South African Education Department and its stakeholders… View Article

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Responding to Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Sexually Abused

November 29, 2017

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is a violation of their rights and negatively affects their health. The new clinical guidelines that WHO has published titled, Responding to Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Sexually Abused is aimed at helping front-line health workers, mainly from low resource settings, in providing evidence-based, quality, trauma-informed care to survivors. This guideline… View Article

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Minimum Service Standards for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya: Job Aid Booklet

November 16, 2017

This document is a job aid for improving the quality of services for orphans and vulnerable children at the community level. It explains the guiding principles of the quality service standards, which include identifying the needs of the OVC and their households and provision of appropriate services on an ongoing basis, ensuring participation and involvement… View Article

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National Psychosocial Support Guidelines for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Kenya

November 15, 2017

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security, and Services through the Department of Children Services commissioned an analysis that assessed the provision of Psychosocial Support (PSS) services in Kenya in 2013. Psychosocial support is a continuum of love, care, and protection that enhances the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of an individual and strengthens their social cultural connectedness… View Article

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