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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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Savings Groups for Adolescents and Youth Affected by HIV: A Technical Guide

January 14, 2019

The relationship between poverty and HIV is complex, but the evidence of that relationship has been so strong that household economic strengthening (HES) interventions are considered core to OVC programming. Informal saving and lending groups, or savings groups (SGs), are among the most commonly implemented HES interventions in the PEPFAR programming portfolio–historically, they have targeted… View Article

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Impact of a Comprehensive Adolescent-Focused Case Finding Intervention on Uptake of HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Among Adolescents in Western Kenya

January 11, 2019

HIV testing rates among adolescent are low and the assumption that testing approaches, such as provider-initiated testing and counseling in the health facility, will also work to reach adolescents, has not been tested. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Kenya undertook a quasi-experimental study while implementing an innovative adolescent service package to improve HIV testing… View Article

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Adolescent Treatment Literacy Guide For Use in Support Group Settings

January 11, 2019

The Adolescent Treatment Literacy Guide was developed to help adolescents understand HIV, antiretroviral (ARV) regimens, and the importance of adherence to HIV care and treatment. The guide also aims to help adolescents understand the importance of taking control of their lives, set life goals, and achieve their full potential alongside management of this chronic condition…. View Article

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Resource Compendium for Integration of Early Childhood Development into Programs for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)

January 10, 2019

With support from USAID, the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children Project (4Children) was tasked with reviewing and documenting opportunities to integrate early childhood development (ECD) into HIV programming. Written for USAID and PEPFAR implementing partners, with a focus on OVC practitioners, this is a user-friendly compendium of current resources, information and job aids for early childhood… View Article

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Stemming HIV in adolescents: gender and modes of transmission

January 7, 2019

Adolescents have been rightly highlighted as a priority population in ending HIV but the authors of this article explain that a gender lens is also needed. The authors’ analysis indicate that gender disaggregation illuminates the causes of transmission which must be brought into the light for prevention and appropriate intervention. Using data provided by Avenir… View Article

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Resilience-based approaches for street-connected children exposed to sexual abuse & sexual exploitation

January 2, 2019

Led by Consortium for Street Children (CSC), “Building with Bamboo” is an international learning project exploring resilience-based approaches to working with street-connected children who are exposed to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. The report shares learning from the second phase of the Building with Bamboo project which explored resilience-based practice in terms of how organizations work… View Article

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Guidelines for conducting cost analyses of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income settings

December 31, 2018

A variety of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) have been implemented. Yet, few have been rigorously evaluated to determine their effectiveness and cost effectiveness, making it difficult for decision makers to prioritize interventions. In addition, very limited information is available on how much it would cost to implement an intervention for… View Article

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