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Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 goals

August 7, 2017

UNAIDS has released a new report showing that for the first time the scales have tipped: more than half of all people living with HIV (53%) now have access to HIV treatment and AIDS-related deaths have almost halved since 2005. In 2016, 19.5 million of the 36.7 million people living with HIV had access to… View Article

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Policy Brief: Palliative Care for Children Living with HIV/AIDS

August 7, 2017

In 2015 an estimated 1.8 million children under 15 years of age were living with HIV but only 49% had access to lifesaving medicines. Thus, there is an unmet need for palliative care for children living with HIV and AIDS. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network and RIATT-ESA have released a policy brief with key… View Article

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Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report

August 7, 2017

In order to inspire greater commitments towards ending child marriage, this study demonstrates the negative impacts of the practice and their associated economic costs. The study looks at five domains of impacts: (i) fertility and population growth; (ii) health, nutrition, and violence; (iii) educational attainment and learning; (iv) labor force participation and earnings; and (v)… View Article

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Knowledge for Children in Africa: 2017 Publications Catalogue

August 7, 2017

The 2017 catalogue features 287 reports and studies that UNICEF and its partners are generating on the situation of children and young people on the continent. The publications cover a wide range of topics, which are organized in the catalogue under regional and thematic categories. The categories most relevant to the OVCsupport.org community include the… View Article

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Longitudinal development of cognitive, visuomotor and adaptive behavior skills in HIV uninfected children, aged 3–5 years of age, exposed pre- and perinatally to anti-retroviral medications

August 7, 2017

The success of prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs means that more babies are being born HIV-free, however, little is known about the developmental outcomes for children who are HIV-uninfected (HEU) but who have been exposed to antiretrovirals early in life. A recent systematic review of the psychological functioning of children exposed to HIV recommended an… View Article

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Practitioner Guide: Job Aid for Referral Counseling

July 28, 2017

This guide is an accompaniment to a job aid that the LIFT II team created. The job aid and guide were written following a qualitative assessment for the purpose of supporting service providers in delivering a standardized and comprehensive referral counselling experience for clients. Beginning with an explanation of the purpose of the job aid… View Article

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Job Aid for Referral Counseling

July 28, 2017

The job aid is designed for use by 1) LIFT II referral volunteers (RVs) and field supervisors (FSs), 2) staff at NACS sites, and 3) the staff of organizations within the LIFT II referral networks (RN). The primary objective of the job aid is to improve the quality and consistency of referral counselling offered by… View Article

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What is it going to take to move youth-related HIV programme policies into practice in Africa?

July 10, 2017

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 Article

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Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services–A Compendium of Selected Projects in PEPFAR-supported Countries

July 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 Article

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Guidelines on Best Practices for Adolescent- and Youth-Friendly HIV Services–An Examination of 13 Projects in PEPFAR-supported Countries

July 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 Article

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