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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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