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Christian Sermon Guide on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders

March 23, 2017

In collaboration with religious leaders, the AIDSFree project developed this sermon guide to empower religious leaders with the tools and skills to reach their congregations with key messages on pediatric HIV transmission and prevention; stigma and discrimination; and treatment, care, and support; as well as male involvement in the HIV prevention and response continuum.

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Islamic Khutbah Guide on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders

March 23, 2017

In collaboration with religious leaders, the AIDSFree project developed this khutbah guide to empower religious leaders with the tools and skills to reach their congregations with key messages on pediatric HIV transmission and prevention; stigma and discrimination; and treatment, care, and support; as well as male involvement in the HIV prevention and response continuum.

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Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Retention in PMTCT Services by Mitigating the Negative Effect of Not Having Money to Come to the Clinic

March 17, 2017

This study used data from a randomized controlled trial in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo to study the mechanisms by which a cash incentive intervention increases retention in prevention of mother-to-child transmission services. Analysis compared results of 433 newly diagnosed HIV-positive women who received either the standard of care or the standard of care plus… View Article

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Sexual Behavior among Orphaned Adolescents in Western Kenya: A Comparison of Institutional- and Family-Based Care Settings

March 17, 2017

The OSCAR project (Orphaned and Separated Children’s Assessment Related to the their Health and Well-Being) is a longitudinal cohort evaluating the effects of living in different care environments on the physical and mental health outcomes of orphaned and separated children aged 10-18 years. Baseline data from OSCAR of a cohort of 1,365 orphaned adolescents aged… View Article

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Child violence experiences in institutionalised/ orphanage care

March 2, 2017

A special issue of the Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, featuring 15 papers was commissioned by Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative. This study looked at experiences of violence within institutions by doing a review of existing studies. Eight studies were found on prevalence of abuse in institutions, three studies on interventions… View Article

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The prevention of violence in childhood through parenting programmes: a global review

March 2, 2017

A special issue of the Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, featuring 15 papers was commissioned by Know Violence in Childhood: A Global Learning Initiative. This article is a review of 20 systematic reviews and 8 comprehensive reviews to examine the evidence on the role of parenting programs in reducing childhood violence and maltreatment in… View Article

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Integrated programming for improved child outcomes in Namatumba, Uganda: Case study in child protection within OVC programs

March 1, 2017

This case study describes the process, methods and results of the approach promoted by World Education’s Bantwana Initiative (“Bantwana”) under two USAID/PEPFAR-funded consortium projects in Uganda: SUNRISE-OVC, a systems-strengthening project primed by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance partnering with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), and STAR-EC, an HIV care and treatment project… View Article

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The role of para-social workers in creating community-led approaches to preventing and responding to child abuse: Case study on child protection within OVC programs

March 1, 2017

With guidance and training in child protection provided by SUNRISE-OVC, a USAID-funded social welfare systems-strengthening project, district officials and community leaders worked together to map vulnerable households and issues in communities, organize and fortify orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) response committees at the district and sub-county levels, and train PSWs to identify, report and respond… View Article

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Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies – 2nd Edition

February 21, 2017

This publication is intended for managers and para professionals in social work who are developing programs, job descriptions, training and supervision needs. This edition builds on the first edition, released in September 2015, by including competencies for two new sets of workers – Para Professional Social Workers (PSWs) and Para Professional Community Development Workers – and… View Article

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Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: lessons learned from success in Thailand

February 13, 2017

Thailand is the first country to achieve the World Health Organization’s (WHO) targets for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission. One lesson learned points to the importance of an effective monitoring system in bringing about a massive, multi-sectoral response. All sectors of Thai society had shared commitment, decision-making, resources and efforts. This article reviews the science… View Article

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