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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

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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

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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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Children in Adverse Situations Indicators and Survey Tools

October 2, 2019

Although research has shed some light on the vulnerabilities and needs of children living in such adverse situations, until now, no standardized indicators have been released to guide practitioners in measuring the extent of their risk to HIV. The goal of the Children in Adverse Situations Indicators and Survey Tools is to answer the following… 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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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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Successful OVC Transition: Learning from 4Children Lesotho’s Experiences

August 14, 2019

4Children Lesotho completed this learning brief to document the experience of transitioning a large USAID-funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project from one USAID grantee to another. In the past several years, PEPFAR countries have transitioned OVC programs to new partners or new geographic areas. This learning brief shares key steps and the critical success… View Article

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