PREVIEW

Graduation Data Quality and Sustainability Assessment for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs

March 5, 2019

The objective of the data quality assessment is to assess the process by which households are graduated from programs and to support program improvement. The objective of the sustainability assessment is to assess whether graduated households are maintaining or improving their well-being after graduation. The document includes a method for carrying out graduation data quality… View Article

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Graduation Benchmarks Assessment Tool for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs

March 5, 2019

This is the tool by which households will be assessed for graduation from OVC projects. The tool provides guidance on which of the eight benchmarks should be assessed for which households or for which members of the household; provides questions for each benchmark to be answered by the caseworker carrying out the assessment; and contains… View Article

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Graduation Benchmarks Indicator Reference Sheets for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs

March 5, 2019

These indicator reference sheets are meant to help OVC programs to understand and track the eight benchmark criteria established by PEPFAR for graduation of households from program support.

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Being HIV positive and staying on antiretroviral therapy in Africa: A qualitative systematic review and theoretical model

February 27, 2019

This review goes beyond presenting barriers and facilitators such as cost and distance from care, which are well known. Rather the systematic review looks broadly at how external influences and personal motivation interact and drive ART adherence and engagement decisions and presents a model for understanding why people do what they do. The study included… View Article

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Gender Integration and Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response: Training Manual

February 21, 2019

The EnCompass team designed and delivered a three-day, face-to-face training for PEPFAR implementing partners working with orphans and other vulnerable children and key populations. The aim of this training was to increase implementing partners’ capacity to design and implement interventions that are gender-aware and gender-transformative, and prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Following the training, AIDSFree… View Article

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Examining the relationship of social support and family cohesion on ART adherence among HIV-positive adolescents in southern Uganda: baseline findings

February 19, 2019

While evidence supports the importance of social support for ART adherence in adults, less is known about the relationship between social support and family cohesion in adolescent adherence. Using data from a five-year randomized clinical trial in southern Uganda and self reports from 702 clients in 39 clinics, this study measured social support, family cohesion and… View Article

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Prevalence of disability in HIV-infected children attending an urban paediatric HIV clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa

February 13, 2019

Children vertically infected with HIV have been shown to have developmental difficulties and disabilities. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of disabilities among a group of HIV infected children in South Africa and whether they are being referred to and accessing support services. Of the 200 children whose parents were interviewed, 50.5% experienced disabilities,… View Article

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Supporting Community-led Child Protection

February 6, 2019

Supporting community-led action requires a different skill set than needed for top-down approaches. The tools are designed to help begin the process of acquiring these skills. The Toolkit consists of four sections, for each of the four major skill sets involved: facilitating, training, learning, and management. This online version of the guidelines and toolkit was… View Article

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Reframing Early Childhood Development and Learning

February 6, 2019

This website is a full communications toolkit designed to advocate and build public support for early childhood development policies and programs in Kenya. The site includes deeper research and learning framing recommendations communication tools While created for Kenya, the communication videos and tools offer creative ideas for other context’s to adapt.  

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Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit for Pediatric and Adolescent Populations

February 5, 2019

This toolkit was designed to give general guidance to health care workers in disclosure of HIV status with pediatric and adolescent populations. The document contains tools to build the capacities of health care staff, caregivers, and pediatric/adolescent partners themselves, to deliver successful and informed disclosure. Job aids include guidance and checklists for a variety of audiences… View Article

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