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“If my husband leaves me, I will go home and suffer, so better cling to him and hide this thing”: The influence of gender on Option B+ prevention of mother-to-child transmission participation in Malawi and Uganda

June 23, 2017

Globally, countries are working toward achieving the goal of having 90% of people diagnosed with HIV on sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART). This has been difficult to achieve in PMTCT programs in sub-Saharan Africa owing to a variety of factors and while enrollment in PMTCT has increased under Option B+, which initiates all HIV-positive pregnant or… View Article

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Why Are Orphaned Adolescents More Likely to Be HIV Positive? Distinguishing Between Maternal and Sexual HIV Transmission Using 17 Nationally Representative Data Sets in Africa

June 23, 2017

Adolescent orphans are a high risk group for HIV in Africa. Explanations and interventions are often focused on reducing sexual risk among adolescents. However these results show that maternal transmission is the predominant pathway of HIV transmission among orphaned adolescents. The results from this study are important in directing program attention toward reducing maternal… View Article

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Girl child marriage as a risk factor for early childhood development and stunting

June 15, 2017

There are cultural and economic issues contributing to child marriage and this research contributes to an arsenal of evidence needed to make the cultural shifts and policy changes against child marriage. This paper quantitatively examines the intergenerational effects of girl child marriage, or the developmental and health outcomes of children born to women who marry… View Article

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HIV risk screening for high-yield community testing services for orphans and vulnerable children: a literature review

June 14, 2017

Testing is the first step to reaching 90% with diagnosis and 90% with treatment, yet there are so many reasons why children do not make it to a clinic to be tested for HIV. Community testing services are essential for reaching children, but what is the right way to reach the most at-risk children and… View Article

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Interventions to improve psychosocial well-being for children affected by HIV and AIDS: a systematic review

June 14, 2017

Following a systematic review to identify studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions developed to improve the psychosocial well-being of children affected by HIV/AIDS, published between January 2008 and February 2016, this report identifies 17 interventions that improved the psychosocial well-being of affected children.

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Summary of Key Findings from the 4Children Case Management Case Studies

June 12, 2017

4Children has prepared a series of case studies documenting the core components of the case management process within orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming and national child protection systems, in three different countries: The Yekokeb Berhan Project in Ethiopia, the Sustainable Comprehensive Responses for Children and their Families (SCORE) Project in Uganda, and the National… View Article

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Planning and Conducting Wellbeing Days: One-Stop Shop for Services to Young Children and their Caregivers

June 5, 2017

The Wellbeing Day model has derived from the Station Days methodology. Station Day is a child and parent-friendly and participatory day-long monitoring and evaluation field activity to assist project staff, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers to appreciate critical issues affecting the children’s lives and to understand the impact of the project.The Station… View Article

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From Assessment to Graduation: Comprehensive Case Management for Vulnerable Children and Households–The SCORE Project in Uganda

June 1, 2017

The SCORE project has been providing holistic services to vulnerable children and families in Uganda since 2011. SCORE’s household case management approach facilitates enrolled households to progress out of extreme vulnerability and graduate from direct project support to self-sufficiency This case study describes SCORE’s graduation model, processes for coordination with other case management systems… View Article

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Building a User-Friendly and Government-Owned Case Management System for Highly Vulnerable Children: The Yekokeb Berhan Program Experience in Ethiopia

June 1, 2017

The Yekokeb Berhan project has been operating in Ethiopia since 2011 to reduce vulnerability among children and families affected by HIV and AIDS by strengthening supportive systems and structures to deliver essential services and increase resiliency. This case study describes the coordinated care approach used by Yekokeb Berhan including a summary of each step and… View Article

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From the Ground Up: Developing a National Case Management System for Highly Vulnerable Children–An Experience in Zimbabwe

June 1, 2017

The Bantwana community-based case management model was designed by the Children First program (2008-2012). The project grew into an important national partnership between the World Education Inc./Bantwana, government ministries, funders and local implementing partners and further developed into the National Case Management System adopted by the Government of Zimbabwe. This case study documents this… View Article

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