PREVIEW

Strengthening Child Protection Systems: Guidance for Country Offices

November 19, 2019

The guidance presents conceptual and practical guidance for strengthening national and sub-national child protection systems. This guidance is intended for Save the Children staff as well as partners working across development and humanitarian sectors, to understand and determine their role(s) in strengthening the child protection system in their context. The guidance discusses how to develop… View Article

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Suubi+Adherence study protocol: A family economic empowerment intervention addressing HIV treatment adherence for perinatally infected adolescents

November 8, 2019

This study aims to advance knowledge and inform the development of the next generation of programs aimed at increasing adherence to HIV treatment for HIV+ adolescents in low-resource regions such as sub-Saharan Africa. This is the first time research has looked at integrating and testing family economic empowerment and stability-focused interventions for HIV+ adolescents in… View Article

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National Situational Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Botswana

October 21, 2019

In 2007, a national Situation Analysis on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) was carried out, for the purpose of describing the well-being status of OVC and guiding services and programming for vulnerable children. Now 10 years later, the situation of OVC in the country has changed significantly. This is due to many factors, including the… View Article

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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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