Webinar Resources: What Works? Effective coordination between OVC and HIV clinical partners to improve pediatric HIV case finding, retention and viral load suppression

March 16, 2021

Webinar Resources: Coordination OVC Slides Data Triangulation Tech Brief Questions & Answers from Webinar OVC Task Force and interagency PEPFAR colleagues discussed how OVC and HIV clinical implementing partners have coordinated their efforts to improve pediatric HIV case finding, retention and viral load suppression in Malawi, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The… View Article

Read more »

USAID Office of HIV/AIDS Optional Custom Indicators for USAID OVC Programs

March 14, 2021

Custom Indicators Optional Custom Indicators for USAID OVC Programs: Standard Operating Procedures Optional Custom Indicators for USAID OVC Programs: Performance Indicator Reference Sheets The Standard Operating Procedures document guides OVC programs funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to operationalize the optional OVC custom indicators. This document accompanies the Performance Indicator Reference… View Article

Read more »

USAID Office of HIV/AIDS Required Custom Indicators for OVC Programs

March 14, 2021

Custom Indicators USAID PEPFAR Central Custom Indicators Reference Guide (IRS) USAID PEPFAR Central Custom Indicators Guidance Indicator Reference Sheets (IRS) are included for all custom indicators to be collected centrally through USAID’s PEPFAR Custom Indicators process. Each IRS provides a definition of the indicator, description of reporting components (numerator, denominator, disaggregates), frequency of reporting, and… View Article

Read more »

Case study: response to COVID-19 in OVC programming in Tanzania

July 2, 2020

As COVID-19 has created a disruption across all aspects of OVC programming, Pact Tanzania’s OVC programs created innovative tools to support community case worker volunteers to appropriately respond to the situation. In Tanzania, the pandemic has caused fear and stigmatization as a lack of information has created an uncertain environment. Among OVC communities, there was… View Article

Read more »

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

Read more »
PREVIEW

M&E Tips and Considerations for Remote OVC Case Management

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

Read more »
PREVIEW

Determinants of Implementing Cash Transfer Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: A Case of Isiolo County, Kenya

February 3, 2020

Cash transfer (CT) programs play a vital role in the provision of social protection systems through regular and predictable cash payments to ultra-poor households. Kenya has an established cash transfer program for orphans and vulnerable children. This study had three objectives: 1. To examine influence of government monthly cash transfer on the implementation of OVC… View Article

Read more »
PREVIEW

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

Read more »
PREVIEW

Meeting the needs of orphans and other vulnerable children: learnings from Project SOAR

November 8, 2019

Project SOAR conducts HIV operations research to identify practical solutions to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. They have been conducting a number of research studies on documenting the unique vulnerabilities of these orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers, and examining strategies to mitigate the impacts of HIV on them. This research brief… View Article

Read more »
PREVIEW

Recent levels and trends in HIV incidence rates among adolescent girls and young women in ten high-prevalence African countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

October 28, 2019

What difference has antiretroviral therapy (ART) made in the incidence of HIV among adolescent girls and young women? This study aimed to summarize direct estimates of HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women since ART and before large investments in targeted prevention for those in sub-Saharan Africa. The findings were derived from a systematic… View Article

Read more »