AIDS 2020: OVC Satellite Symposium

July 2, 2020

As part of AIDS 2020, Pact will be hosting a satellite symposium on building resilience among HIV-infected and affected children and adolescents. The focus of the session will be on the latest information, specific actions, and evidence-based approaches for getting to epidemic control among children and adolescents. Presentations and discussions will focus on case finding… View Article

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Association between caregiver sex and HIV infection among OVC

July 2, 2020

In a recent publication by the Pact Tanzania team working on the USAID Kizazi Kipya project, a study assessed whether the sex of the caregiver is assocaited with a positive HIV status of OVC. The study found that “OVC in Tanznia with male caregivers have a 40% higher likelihood of being HIV-positive than those with… View Article

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PREVIEW

Draft Tips and Considerations for PEPFAR OVC Remote Case Management in the Context of COVID-19

April 28, 2020

The OVC Taskforce Co-Chairs, with technical experts from USAID and CDC, have developed this document to support continued case management and service delivery for vulnerable children and families within the COVID-19 context. This guidance is intended to help implementing partners think about how best to deliver critical services to children and families most at risk… View Article

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Improving HIV Service Delivery for Infants, Children and Adolescents: A Framework for Country Programming

January 21, 2020

This framework represents strategies to address the bottlenecks across the continuum of care for infants, children, adolescents. The framework highlights the targeted and comprehensive service delivery models which emphasize strong linkages between testing, treatment and care, and between communities and facilities. This includes keeping mothers who received interventions for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission… View Article

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African Multi-Site 2-Year Neuropsychological Study of School-Age Children Perinatally Infected, Exposed, and Unexposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus

January 2, 2020

This observational study included neuropsychological evaluations of 611 children in sub-Saharan Africa. After controlling for age, sex and certain socioeconomic and family factors, the researchers found that participants with HIV had poorer performance on cognitive ability, motor function and attention tests compared to participants without HIV in the two comparator groups, at all three time… View Article

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Pictorial Tools for HIV-sensitive Community Case Management: A Toolkit to Deliver Standard Operating Procedures for Case Management

December 18, 2019

This toolkit is a set of resources and tools for delivery of case management for OVC programming in low-literacy settings. The content is based on and simplifies the Standard Operating Procedures for Case Management developed by the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project. The toolkit is designed as a comprehensive and complete package. While… View Article

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Clinic-Community Collaboration Adolescent Toolkit

December 17, 2019

The Clinic-Community Collaboration (C3) Toolkit ‘Working together to improve PMTCT and pediatric HIV treatment, care and support’ toolkit is primarily for those working to deliver services to adolescents and young people, including clinics, CBOs and health-focused community groups. This includes those at various levels, such as clinic managers, health service providers, clinic officers, CBO managers,… View Article

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AIDSFree Mother-Baby Pair Identification and Retention in Care Through Community Health Volunteers in Kenya: Final Report

December 2, 2019

AIDSFree adapted the successful proactive mother-baby pair- follow-up approach implemented in Eswatini to identify, map, and link pregnant women and mother-baby pairs to care at health facilities in two counties in Kenya. Through the Tembelea program, AIDSFree trained community health volunteers (CHVs) to visit households in their community and map all pregnant women and postnatal… View Article

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Haba Na Haba: Technical Bulletin on Point-of-Care Innovations

November 18, 2019

The elimination of HIV has yet to be achieved because while we are limiting the spread of HIV, those who are unidentified and untreated have become harder and harder to reach. A population particularly difficult to reach with early testing and treatment services is HIV-exposed infants and young children. This technical brief focuses on point-of-care… View Article

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Integrating Early Childhood Development and Health in Eswatini, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe: A Scale-Up Assessment

November 11, 2019

In this report, MEASURE Evaluation provides the results from scale-up assessments of interventions that integrated early childhood development (ECD) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) as part of PEPFAR-funded OVC programs in Eswatini, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe. The report includes suggestions and recommendations related to scaling up these interventions in each country; and lessons learned from working… View Article

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