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Ending child marriage and meeting the needs of married children: The USAID Vision for Action

October 13, 2017

The USAID Vision for Action on ending child marriage and meeting the needs of married children outlines a plan for ensuring the rights of children to meet their full potential. The document includes a statement of the problem and explains the strategic underpinnings of USAID’s commitment to this issue–such as the link with the agency… View Article

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The Advocacy Case for OVC in Nigeria

October 12, 2017

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project in Nigeria conducted a review to examine the gaps in investment for care and treatment for children living with HIV. Findings revealed that foreign funding accounts for 82 – 71% of the financing for HIV related programming and interventions. While the review identified some progress in contributions… View Article

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Improving PMTCT in Kenya

October 6, 2017

In Kenya, the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) with the help of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) launched the Partnership for HIV Free Survival (PHFS) initiative in 2013. Its purpose was to apply quality improvement (QI) to run the national elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV… View Article

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Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020)

September 21, 2017

Through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the U.S. is the largest bilateral donor to the global HIV/AIDS response. The strategy put forth in this document aims to achieve control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 10 high-burdened countries by the end of 2020 through a particular focus on 13 priority high-burdened countries. While… View Article

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Measuring the Strength of National Social Service Systems: 33 Indicators to Help the United States Government and Others Engaged in Strengthening Social Service Systems for Orphans and Vulnerable Children See What Difference Their Investments Are Making

September 20, 2017

This fact sheet gives an overview of the 33 indicators for measuring the strength of national social service systems including background, what they measure, why they are needed, and how they were developed.

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National Social Service Systems for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Framework for Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation

September 20, 2017

The National Social Service Systems for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Framework for Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation describes indicators, indicator definitions, and a process for applying the indicators to assess, monitor, or evaluate social-service system strengthening efforts. Included in this document are useful processes and tools to adapt the indicators for country-specific context and a… View Article

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Interactive map of organizations working on Children’s Care

September 20, 2017

The Interactive Map allows you to navigate through the resources in the BCN Library and online database by clicking on different areas of a World Map to find resources related to a particular region or country.

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Directory of Organizations working on Children’s Care

September 20, 2017

The Directory of Organizations allows you to find organizations working on children’s care and other related issues at a global, regional, or national level. Click here to visit the directory and search a particular region to see a list of organizations working region-wide or search a particular country to see a list of organizations working… View Article

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Community burden of undiagnosed HIV infection among adolescents in Zimbabwe following primary healthcare-based provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling: A cross-sectional survey

September 20, 2017

Is provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC) sufficient for reaching children with HIV? This study from Zimbabwe provides results from a representational cross-sectional survey. The study found through extrapolation from the survey sample to community, that an estimated that over two years, PITC identified between 18% and 42% of previously undiagnosed children in the community. The… View Article

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Cash transfers for HIV prevention: what do young women spend it on? Mixed methods findings from HPTN 068

September 11, 2017

Social grants have been shown to have positive effects on health and well-being, however, the question has remained whether this type of intervention would be appropriately directed to adolescent young women. This study is one of the first to document the spending patterns of young African women directly receiving cash transfers as part of HIV… View Article

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