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Cash transfers and HIV/HSV-2 prevalence: a replication of a cluster randomized trial in Malawi

January 9, 2018

This study replicated research which was published in The Lancet in 2012: Effect of a cash transfer programme for schooling on prevalence of HIV and herpes simplex type 2 in Malawi: a cluster randomised trial. The replication included three objectives: perform a pure replication, a measurement and estimation analysis (MEA) and a theory of change… View Article

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Social service systems for vulnerable children and families in low- and middle-income countries: Establishing definitions and key components

January 8, 2018

This study reviews existing literature on the definitions and components of social service systems and provides an analysis of data from key informants in the field of global social welfare. The purpose of the study was to propose system definitions and components which could help to move the field of global social welfare forward.

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Adolescents, young people, and the 90–90–90 goals: a call to improve HIV testing and linkage to treatment

December 29, 2017

Recent studies reveal significant gaps in the HIV clinical cascade among young people as the global community pursues the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS 90–90–90 targets. This AIDS supplement was commissioned with the goal of informing program planners, researchers, policymakers, and funding agencies about the development and design of effective adolescent and… View Article

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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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