PREVIEW

Increasing Access and Adherence to the PMTCT Cascade: Is There a Role for Economic Strengthening Interventions?

July 10, 2018

Care and treatment for the prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) is widely available but underutilized; and while economic barriers to pregnant women living with HIV are documented, there is less known about whether economic strengthening interventions could improve PMTCT adherence. This literature review found few studies directly answering the question, but did find studies within the health care… View Article

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Evidence and Guidance for Family Strengthening to Help Families Stay Together

July 10, 2018

Poverty is often at the root of why children are placed in residential care facilities. The ASPIRES (Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening) project is looking at economic strengthening can both prevent family separation and also increase success when reintegrating children with families. This fact sheet describes two research projects that… 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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Empowering caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland

May 14, 2018

This paper reports on the health and psychosocial impacts of a program designed to economically empower female caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The results presented are from a cohort of 492 female caregivers who participated in savings groups and were responsible for 887 OVC. The data showed that the caregivers had increased earnings,… View Article

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HIV Information Training Manual for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

April 30, 2018

This manual was designed to be a very short information-only course to provide additional HIV facts when delivering other forms of life skills or social assets training. While not a full training, the nine short sessions provide the very basic facts about HIV, disclosure and living positively with HIV. The sessions were designed for use with… View Article

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HIV Information Training Manual

April 30, 2018

This manual was designed to be a very short information-only course to provide additional HIV facts when delivering other forms of life skills or social assets training. While not a full training, the nine short sessions provide the very basic facts about HIV, disclosure and living positively with HIV. The sessions were designed for use in… View Article

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Let’s Stop Trying to Quantify Household Vulnerability: The Problem With Simple Scales for Targeting and Evaluating Economic Strengthening Programs

April 20, 2018

Economic strengthening practitioners are increasingly seeking data collection tools that will help them target households vulnerable to HIV and poor child well-being outcomes, match households to appropriate interventions, monitor their status, and determine readiness for graduation from project support. This article discusses efforts in 3 countries to develop simple, valid tools to quantify and classify… View Article

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Social Support and School Outcomes of Adolescents Orphaned and Made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS Living in South Western Uganda

March 7, 2018

The objective of this study is to gain an understanding of the role of social support from multiple sources, including the extended family, caregivers, classmates, peers and teachers, in improving the school outcomes of children orphaned by AIDS in Uganda.

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Childrens Experiences of Violence: Evidence from the Young Lives Study in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam

March 7, 2018

In this summative report from Young Lives, an international study of childhood poverty, authors Kirrily Pells and Virginia Morrow highlight the study’s key findings on violence affecting children, exploring what children say about violence, how it affects them, and the key themes that emerge from a systematic analysis of the children’s accounts from our study… View Article

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Child Outcomes of Cash Transfer Programming

March 7, 2018

The study outlined in this article is an initiative of Save the Children UK. It is a synthesis of the evidence around survival, education, and protection in humanitarian and non-humanitarian contexts. This research brief provides a compact account of a longer report that works to fill the evidence gap on the implications on the use… View Article

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