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Tool for Using Demographic and Health Survey Data to Estimate the Size of Orphans-and- Vulnerable-Children Groups at the National and Subnational Levels

June 12, 2018

MEASURE Evaluation has designed Excel workbooks to assist PEPFAR orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) country programs with estimating the size of four groups of potentially vulnerable children. The percentages of potentially vulnerable children are derived from Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data sets.

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It takes health to end violence against children: Assessing alignment of national health policies with WHO’s Global Plan of Action to address interpersonal violence

June 12, 2018

The World Health Organization has adopted a Global Plan of Action to strengthen the role of the health system to respond to violence against women and children. This Global Plan for Action officially recognizes the role that the health system must play and provides a mandate for countries and their health systems to address violence… View Article

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Using Data to Target and Scale-Up Girls’ Support Programs and Child Marriage Prevention

May 18, 2018

The Child Census tool was developed as part of the Berhane Hewan program in Ethiopia to identify locations where the greatest numbers of girls are out-of-school and/or married. The tool has also served as a rapid baseline survey for project interventions and a way to monitor the impact of interventions in the areas with the… View Article

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Listening to the Needs and Preferences of Adolescents Living with HIV in Nigeria

May 18, 2018

Adolescents form a significant part of the population living with HIV, however there is little evidence-based knowledge on adolescent-friendly interventions for improving HIV-related outcomes. The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project partnered with the Girl Effect Nigeria to conduct a study using its Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) methodology to explore the enablers and… 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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HIV and Caregiver Common Mental Disorder: Synergistic Impacts on Child Development and Entry Points for Interventions

April 13, 2018

For children to thrive they must have their needs met in multiple domains and across the life-course; yet, millions of children under the age of five will not meet their developmental potential. Part of the reason for this is due to the burden of HIV coupled with the high prevalence rate of common mental disorders… View Article

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Can Family-Centered Programming Mitigate HIV Risk Factors Among Orphaned and Vulnerable Adolescents? Results from a Pilot Study in South Africa

April 3, 2018

Let’s Talk is a family-centered adolescent HIV prevention program developed for use specifically in South Africa using key components adapted from programs successfully implemented in the US and South Africa. It was created to address individual HIV transmission risk factors common among orphaned and vulnerable adolescents, including elevated risk for poor psychological health. These efforts… View Article

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Child Protection Case Management Operations Manual

March 12, 2018

This Manual includes background information, standard operating procedures with documentation tools and job aids on case management. It aims to support social workers from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare in Namibia in their daily work to effectively support vulnerable children and families with user-friendly guidance in case management. The last job aid… View Article

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Referral mechanisms for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV

March 9, 2018

The timely referral of children to necessary services within and between different sectors (e.g., health, education, social services) is critical for effectively preventing and responding to the multiple vulnerabilities faced by children and families affected by HIV and other adversities. This brief of referral mechanisms within the context of OVC programs describes the different types… View Article

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Working in partnership to improve children’s safety and well-being: The May’khethele Programme in South Africa

March 9, 2018

The case study is one in a series of case studies highlighting different aspects of a case management system and referral mechanisms utilized by OVC programs. The overall objectives of the case study are to highlight and help promote good practice related to referral mechanisms within orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming. This case study… View Article

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