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Household Economic Strengthening for HIV Outcomes

August 21, 2018

AIDS Care, a journal dedicated to the psychological and socio-medical aspects of HIV/AIDS, published a supplemental journal funded by the United States Agency for International Development and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The supplemental journal was developed by the Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) project at FHI… View Article

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Retaining Adolescent Girls and Young Women in HIV Prevention Programming: A Review of Girls’ Clubs and Savings Groups in Mozambique

August 13, 2018

This report presents a description of the girls’ clubs and savings groups implemented by Project Força à Comunidade e Às Crianças (FCC; Child and Community Strengthening) of World Education International (WEI) and World Vision’s Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming (SCIP) project. The two projects in Mozambique are implementing girls’ clubs and savings groups as part… View Article

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OVC Indicator Matrix: Measuring the Pathway to Better Outcomes for Children Affected by HIV

August 8, 2018

This overarching framework outlines the pathway toward better outcomes for children affected by HIV. The logic model, designed by MEASURE Evaluation, complements and incorporates a series of benchmarks for assessing achievement of household case plans and determining the readiness of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households to exit from OVC programs through graduation.

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Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting PEPFAR’s Essential Survey Indicators for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs: Research Protocol Template

August 8, 2018

This protocol template is designed for organizations collecting the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Essential Survey Indicators (ESI) of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It includes sections on background, study design, human subjects research, and fieldwork procedures for data collection of the nine MER OVC… View Article

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Tangible benefits to child well-being seen among households participating in savings and internal lending communities (SILC)

August 2, 2018

This brief shares data about the effect of savings groups — which CRS calls “SILC” (Savings and Internal Lending Communities) — on vulnerable households in Nigeria. Between August 2015 and September 2017, more than 1,100 SILC groups were formed within the CRS-led “SMILE” program for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The groups engaged nearly 25,000 members, including roughly… View Article

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SMILE OVC program uses targeted approach to boost TB case-finding among vulnerable children

August 2, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one million children (<15 years) currently suffer from tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, and more than 210,000 die each year. In 2016, leveraging the robust infrastructure and partnerships of a large, multi-sectoral orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program called “SMILE”, CRS expanded the program’s core mandate to include community childhood TB case-finding, with a… View Article

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Miles to go—closing gaps, breaking barriers, righting injustices

July 31, 2018

At the halfway point to 2020, UNAIDS has published this report as a wake-up call to highlight the areas where the pace of progress must increase in order to meet the ambitious global goals. The report includes progress toward the fast track commitments as well as a description of barriers such as poverty, inequity, stigma,… View Article

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INSPIRE Handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children

July 31, 2018

The INSPIRE handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children explains in detail how to choose and implement interventions that will fit your needs and context. The seven strategy-specific chapters address the Implementation and enforcement of laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening; Response and support… View Article

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Making Implementation Science Work for Children and Adolescents Living With HIV

July 31, 2018

The global HIV response is leaving children and adolescents behind. Because of a paucity of studies on treatment and care models for these age groups, there are gaps in our understanding of how best to implement services to improve their health outcomes. Without this evidence, policymakers are left to extrapolate from adult studies, which may… View Article

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Women: At the heart of the HIV response for children

July 31, 2018

Throughout the world, women have disproportionately borne the impact of HIV, as caregivers and recipients of care. In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the greatest number of people living with HIV, 60 per cent of people living with HIV are women. Adolescent girls and young women are particularly impacted. Without effective prevention of HIV, they… View Article

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