Archive: Programming

Hybrid Forum -Innovate. Integrate. Thrive., Call for Abstracts!

July 14, 2021

Click here to submit an abstract! Maputo, Mozambique 13 – 15 October 2021 REPSSI welcomes submission of abstracts from experts in the field of PSS, including policy makers, researchers, practitioners, youth for the 6th Psychosocial Support Forum, with the overall theme of Innovate. Integrate. Thrive. The event will take the form of a hybrid physical… View Article

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Working Together: A discussion on index testing for children – Webinar

August 31, 2020

Identification of children and adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV) is a key priority of PEPFAR to ensure timely diagnosis and linkage to life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART). Index testing has proven to be an effective modality to identify C/ALHIV, through a biological parent or HIV-infected sibling, who would otherwise not be quickly linked to ART. Clinical… View Article

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The Global Case Management Package: Improving Targeted Support to Children and Families Affected by HIV

August 22, 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, 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 implementing… View Article

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Prevent, Find, Link and Retain: The Essential Role of OVC Programming in HIV Epidemic Control

May 9, 2019

Full Conference Program On May 29-30, 2019, the OVC Task Force hosted a conference to highlight the contributions of OVC programs to the global 95-95-95 targets.  By mobilizing and engaging both health and social welfare systems, OVC programs have been pivotal to the success of HIV testing and treatment outcomes through enhancing community-clinic linkages, addressing... View Article

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Integrating Early Childhood Development Interventions into HIV Clinical Care Interventions

June 21, 2018

Integrating Early Childhood Development Interventions into HIV Clinical Care Interventions The importance of early childhood development (ECD) has been made abundantly clear as has the particular vulnerability of children living with HIV.  What has been less clear is the best way to integrate ECD interventions into HIV clinical care.  The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children… View Article

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The critical role of OVC Programs in increasing access to HTS for children most at risk: lessons from the field and implications for programming

October 27, 2017

  Despite the dramatic success of HIV treatment programs around the world, children remain under-represented in HIV testing numbers and are thus denied access to life-saving treatment.  Acknowledging that children affected by HIV are at increased risk for infection, and in alignment with PEPFAR technical guidance, over the past four years, many programs have scaled up… View Article

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MER 2.0 Indicators

October 16, 2017

On October 16, 2017, Christine Fu, USAID Senior OVC Research and Evaluation Advisor, led a webinar on the updates to MER 2.0 Indicators.  The webinar covered topics such as FY17 Q2 results for indicators, data quality and reporting issues, guidance on how to improve reporting for Q4, and changes in the OVC_SERV indicator. A link… View Article

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Starting with the end in view: Designing OVC programs with responsible exit planning for families, programs and national systems

July 28, 2017

In support of the 90-90-90 global initiative to end HIV and AIDS, PEPFAR has instituted a data-driven approach to target geographic areas with high HIV prevalence. As part of this “pivot” in PEFPAR support, OVC programs in low HIV prevalence areas or areas of “sustained support” have had to plan for and support a transition… View Article

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Coordinating Clinic and Community Services through Case Management

May 31, 2017

On June 14, 2017, the OVC Task Force hosted a webinar on Coordinating Clinic and Community Services through Case Management. Presenters shared their experiences implementing facility/community linkage approaches using different OVC programming models. These include: a clinic and community-based OVC programming model (SIDHAS) and comprehensive, community-based OVC programming models that include collaboration with clinical partners… View Article

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Children’s Risk and Resilience in the Age of HIV/AIDS

May 17, 2016

On October 2nd, 2014, PEPFAR hosted the Children’s Risk and Resilience in the Age of HIV/AIDS event in partnership with USAID, the Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and the CDC in Washington, D.C. This event featured exciting presentations and panel discussions with top global experts on children, HIV/AIDS,… View Article

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