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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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National Standard Operating Procedures for the Management of Sexual Violence Against Children

February 1, 2019

These Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) seek to enhance the capacity of health care providers and health management teams to respond to and support child survivors of sexual violence. Building on both national and international sexual and gender-based violence SOPs, the document provides a standardized, user-friendly guide on how to apply child-centered approaches for the effective… View Article

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National Referral Protocol on Gender Based Violence

January 28, 2019

These pathways to service provision for victims and survivors of gender-based violence are a joint work of multiple Ministries of the Government of Sierra Leone. The National Referral Protocol describes the roles and responsibilities for each of the government and non-government stakeholders. The document also includes data collection and case coordination responsibilities and a visual… View Article

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Conditional cash transfers to prevent mother-to-child transmission in low facility-delivery settings: evidence from a randomised controlled trial in Nigeria

January 23, 2019

Preventing HIV transmission from mother to child is possible, but it requires adherence to many steps in the prevention-of-mother-to-child (PMTCT) cascade. Nigeria has one of the highest rates of transmission to newborns with 1 in 3 children born with HIV being born in Nigeria. The government of Nigeria has scaled up provision of PMTCT services,… View Article

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How to Engage Care Leavers in Care Reform

January 16, 2019

Changing the Way We Care is a global initiative led by Catholic Relief Services, Maestral International and the Lumos Foundation, that promotes the expansion of safe and stable family-based care while decreasing reliance on residential care facilities. The shift away from residential care facilities as the primary response for vulnerable children in crisis will require… View Article

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Strengthening Systems for the Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV Status of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

January 15, 2019

This publication reports on a mixed methods study in three countries to collect qualitative data about the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems in place for the collection, management, and use of OVC_HIVSTAT data. Six implementing partners (IPs) across Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Zimbabwe were assessed. This summary report elaborates on the challenges that IPs are facing in… View Article

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Orphans and Vulnerable Children Monitoring, Evaluation, and Report (MER) Indicators: Facilitator’s Guide

January 15, 2019

This facilitator’s guide includes five modules on the definitions included in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER 2.3) indicators. This guide accompanies MEASURE Evaluation’s “Orphans and Vulnerable Children MER Indicator Training for Implementing Partners,” and offers notes for training facilitators, handouts, and review questions and answers. The full set of course materials to accompany the… View Article

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