PREVIEW

Strengthening Caregiver Parenting Skills for Family Reintegration

October 10, 2019

Keeping Children in Healthy and Protective Families (KCHPF) is an operational research project that supported the reintegration of children living in residential care back into family care. The research was designed to evaluate the impact of adding a household-based parenting program to a standardized reintegration package that included individualized case management support and a reunification… View Article

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Adapting a Parenting Program to Support Family Reintegration

October 8, 2019

Keeping Children in Healthy and Protective Families (KCHPF) is an operational research project that supported the reintegration of children living in residential care back into family care. The research was designed to evaluate the impact of adding a household-based parenting program to a standardized reintegration package that included individualized case management support and a reunification… View Article

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Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response into HIV Services

October 2, 2019

This training seeks to equip health workers who have contact with children in HIV settings with the knowledge and skills to better integrate violence against children (VAC) services into their work. It seeks to transmit information and skills to make them: feel comfortable talking with, providing services and making appropriate referrals to children and their… View Article

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Targeting the HIV Epidemic in South Africa: The Need for Testing and Linkage to Care in Emergency Departments

September 26, 2019

This study builds on a 2018 study of emergency department patients in South Africa that found that HIV testing in emergency departments is an effective way to identify and diagnose otherwise hard-to-reach people with HIV. Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that hospital emergency departments (EDs) worldwide may be key strategic settings for… View Article

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Standard Operating Procedures for Case Management

September 24, 2019

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project strengthened social service systems through the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for case management in DRC, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan, and Uganda. This multi-country development has been synthesized into this global case management package that can be considered the gold standard for… View Article

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Youth Living with HIV in Mozambique—Reaching the Last 95: A Qualitative Study in Sofala, Manica, and Niassa Provinces

September 11, 2019

Despite progress having been made in Mozambique, low rates of treatment initiation and retention continue–especially among children, adolescents, and young adults. The Ministry of Health is enacting a strategy to reach these target populations, and this research was carried out to inform that strategy. Research objectives were to identify the barriers and facilitating factors affecting… View Article

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Adolescent HIV in Tanzania: Factors Affecting Viral Load Suppression and the Transition to Adult Care

September 10, 2019

Health Policy Plus has applied its HIV Pediatric Transition Model to Tanzania, a country that needs to accelerate strategies to support adolescents who are living with HIV and are aging out of pediatric care. This study explored fact explored factors affecting viral load testing, viral suppression, and the transition from adolescent to adult care and… View Article

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Pediatric HIV Transition Model

September 10, 2019

As young people age out of their pediatric or adolescent HIV care and treatment programs, they require different types of support. However, there is a lack of understanding and planning for potential transitions in care for young people in most countries. This Pediatric Transition Model was written to inform target-setting, forecasting, and planning for treatment… View Article

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INSPIREd Faith Communities: Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence

September 5, 2019

The International Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence Against Children was convened to discuss the role of religious communities in challenging cultural and social norms that condone violence and share good practices from religious communities and civil society organizations that help prevent and address violence against children… View Article

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Vulnerability amongst schoolboys, aged 14-20: South Africa Report

August 16, 2019

There is a major gap in the delivery of school-based care and support to boys and young men which is hindering programme and regional goals for gender equality, HIV reduction and improved educational outcomes for all children. Partners in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) programme conducted… View Article

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