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Parenting for Lifelong Health: Supporting Families in Low-Resource Settings

October 17, 2018

The Oxford Research Center just released a new policy brief on the randomized control trial results of the Parenting for Lifelong Health (“Sinovuyo”) program for caregivers of adolescents. This brief describes the policy issue, intervention, methods and results.  

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Children’s Consent Framework: Policy and Practice for Maturity-Aligned Engagement of Children in Decisions about HIV-Related Medical and Social Services and Management of Confidential Information

October 10, 2018

Many policies and guidelines for HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care, as well as management of confidential HIV data, do not adequately address the unique needs of children. While there is no formula for when a child is capable to take full responsibility for decisions on HIV-related care and social support services, or when a… View Article

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State of Practice: Savings Groups and the Dynamics of Inclusion

October 10, 2018

Over the past 25 years, development organizations have mobilized more than 700,000 savings groups in marginalized communities across 75 countries worldwide. Recent evidence, however, shows mixed results as to the effectiveness of savings group programs in targeting and reaching the most vulnerable populations. This state of practice report provides a comprehensive overview of the inclusion… View Article

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Inuka Community-based OVC Project, Final Report

October 9, 2018

From June 2013 to June 2018, the Inuka Community based OVC project (ICOP)–funded by USAID and successfully implemented by Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT)– aimed at expanding service coverage and improving the overall well-being of 11,000 OVC in Bondo and Rarieda Sub-counties of Siaya County. Key lessons learned from the project include: Early communication and preparation… View Article

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STACKing the odds for adolescent survival: health service factors associated with full retention in care and adherence amongst adolescents living with HIV in South Africa

October 3, 2018

Using clinic records and interviews with adolescents in treatment, this study found five factors that were significant in retaining adolescents in care. The five factors associated with improved retention (STACK): Stocked with medication, staff with Time for adolescents, Accompanied to the clinic, Cash to get to the clinic safely, health care staff who are Kind. … View Article

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Indicator Reference Guide, version 2.3

October 2, 2018

To achieve global HIV goals, measuring the impact of investments at national and regional above-site areas, down to direct service at the site-level, is necessary to PEPFAR’s program implementation and monitoring approach. PEPFAR’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) indicators continue to evolve to reflect the progression of U.S. government support and global HIV response guidelines…. View Article

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Integrating Early Childhood Development Interventions into HIV Clinical Care Encounters

October 1, 2018

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children Project (4Children) explored the integration of early childhood development (ECD) into HIV programming with the goal of reviewing evidence to determine ways that programs could improve pediatric HIV case identification and treatment and developmental outcomes through integration of ECD into clinical care encounters. 4Children conducted a comprehensive literature review… View Article

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The time is now: Closing the Pediatric Treatment Gap and Building Resilience among Female Sex Workers and their Children

September 21, 2018

This field note published in AIDS 2018 addresses the needs of female sex workers and their children. It advocates for programs to develop and scale up comprehensive and integrated, stigma-free services for this vulnerable population.

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Webinar Slides: Addressing the Children of Key Populations

September 21, 2018

In conjunction with the release of guidance on Addressing the Children of Key Populations a webinar was held to give an overview of the new guidance, give examples of working models in three countries and discuss gaps through a West and Central Africa data review. The slide deck is viewable by clicking the “Preview” button.

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Addressing the Children of Key Populations

September 21, 2018

This guidance highlights key considerations for the design of effective treatment, care and support models targeting female sex workers and their children. It includes current working models from six countries and provides recommendations for monitoring and evaluation in key population programming.

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