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Enhancing HIV Retention and Clinical Outcomes in Tanzania through Pediatric- and Adolescent-Friendly Services

June 18, 2018

Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is necessary for optimal treatment outcomes, yet research shows that most children living with HIV in resource constrained settings are late in accessing care. This study aimed to evaluate the use of pediatric- and adolescent-friendly HIV care and treatment services to improve adherence, retention, and clinical outcomes for children… View Article

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Family Care for Children with Disabilities: Practical Guidance for Frontline Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

June 18, 2018

Globally policies and programs are improving in supporting family care for children –to prevent unnecessary family separation and to support reintegration for children who are outside of family care. A case management approach is also gaining momentum as it has been shown to improve outcomes for children and families. Yet children with disabilities are often… View Article

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Do Orphans And Vulnerable Children Have A Future? A Critical Analysis of Community-Based Social Protection Systems in Kenya

June 14, 2018

Community based child social protection structures is one key intervention to address child protection issues. Based on a literature review of social protection structures in Kenya, this study finds a disconnect between the local and national child protection mechanisms. The study recommends that for community based child protection structures to be effective, a collaborative network and… View Article

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Tool for Using Demographic and Health Survey Data to Estimate the Size of Orphans-and- Vulnerable-Children Groups at the National and Subnational Levels

June 12, 2018

MEASURE Evaluation has designed Excel workbooks to assist PEPFAR orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) country programs with estimating the size of four groups of potentially vulnerable children. The percentages of potentially vulnerable children are derived from Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data sets.

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Can lay people provide mental health care in Kenya?

June 12, 2018

A team from Duke University is training lay people to provide trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy through schools and community health centers under the guidance of lay supervisors. This pilot project in Bungoma, Kenya aims to develop a blueprint for developing a program that could be developed at scale for addressing the trauma and increasing resilience… View Article

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What works to end violence against children? Seven things we have learned

June 12, 2018

Violence against children is a problem that is so big and has remained hidden for so long that the only way to effectively address it is to break it down into actionable steps. World Vision has been focused on preventing and responding to violence through a community engagement model which mobilizes evidence-based interventions such as… View Article

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It takes health to end violence against children: Assessing alignment of national health policies with WHO’s Global Plan of Action to address interpersonal violence

June 12, 2018

The World Health Organization has adopted a Global Plan of Action to strengthen the role of the health system to respond to violence against women and children. This Global Plan for Action officially recognizes the role that the health system must play and provides a mandate for countries and their health systems to address violence… View Article

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HIV and Caregiver Common Mental Disorders: Synergistic Impacts on Child Development and Entry Points for Interventions

June 11, 2018

This brief is a summary of the findings published in a longer literature review also available on OVCsupport.org. The brief gives the context of the problem of maternal mental health and its impact on child development, and briefly addresses entry points and screening tools and interventions. A detailed table shows the platforms, interventions, identification and risk… View Article

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Better Parenting Nigeria Community Discussion Guide

May 29, 2018

The Better Parenting Nigeria Community Discussion Guide supplements the Better Parenting Nigeria Facilitator Manual to facilitate guided discussions and learning by parents to improve parenting knowledge, attitudes and skills. Each session has a two-sided Discussion Guide. The front side has an illustration. The back has a Facilitator Table. The facilitator should show the illustration to participants… View Article

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Better Parenting Nigeria Facilitator Manual

May 29, 2018

Better Parenting Nigeria is a parenting education curriculum whose goal is to build caregiver protective factors so that parents can provide better support to children. Better Parenting has four basic parts: two core sections – Cross-Cutting and Other Family Issues, and two supplemental sections – Early Childhood Development and Parenting Adolescents. Using the Better Parenting… View Article

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