Resources for OVC Programming 2021 & Guidance Summary

May 11, 2021

Priorities in OVC Programming 2021 & OVC Task Force Guidance Summary Priorities in OVC Programming 2021 PEPFAR COP21 Guidance Summary The OVC Task Force has recently prepared two documents that we hope you find helpful. One is a summary of the OVC-related sections of the PEPFAR 2021 Country and Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Guidance for… View Article

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Understanding and Improving Viral Load Suppression in Children with HIV In Eastern and Southern Africa

April 14, 2021

Understanding and Improving Viral Load Suppression in Children with HIV In Eastern and Southern Africa VLS CLHIV study report VLS CLHIV advocacy brief In 2019 it was estimated that 1.2 million children (0-14) were living with HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa, yet more than a half million of these children (504,000) were not receiving… View Article

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Identify Gaps in HIV Care and Treatment for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV

April 2, 2021

Triangulating OVC and Health Facility Data to Identify Gaps in HIV Care and Treatment for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV Document attached here. According to PEPFAR guidance, OVC programs and PEPFAR HIV clinical partners in health facilities (HFs) need to work hand in hand to improve pediatric HIV treatment outcomes for C&ALHIV under the… View Article

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Webinar Resources: What Works? Effective coordination between OVC and HIV clinical partners to improve pediatric HIV case finding, retention and viral load suppression

March 16, 2021

Webinar Resources: Coordination OVC Slides Data Triangulation Tech Brief Questions & Answers from Webinar OVC Task Force and interagency PEPFAR colleagues discussed how OVC and HIV clinical implementing partners have coordinated their efforts to improve pediatric HIV case finding, retention and viral load suppression in Malawi, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The… View Article

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USAID Office of HIV/AIDS Optional Custom Indicators for USAID OVC Programs

March 14, 2021

Custom Indicators Optional Custom Indicators for USAID OVC Programs: Standard Operating Procedures Optional Custom Indicators for USAID OVC Programs: Performance Indicator Reference Sheets The Standard Operating Procedures document guides OVC programs funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to operationalize the optional OVC custom indicators. This document accompanies the Performance Indicator Reference… View Article

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USAID Office of HIV/AIDS Required Custom Indicators for OVC Programs

March 14, 2021

Custom Indicators USAID PEPFAR Central Custom Indicators Reference Guide (IRS) USAID PEPFAR Central Custom Indicators Guidance Indicator Reference Sheets (IRS) are included for all custom indicators to be collected centrally through USAID’s PEPFAR Custom Indicators process. Each IRS provides a definition of the indicator, description of reporting components (numerator, denominator, disaggregates), frequency of reporting, and… View Article

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Electronic Case Management System Key Considerations Document

November 19, 2020

Electronic Case Management System Key Considerations Document The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) in the Bureau for Global Health (GH) led the development of an Electronic Case Management (eCMS) Key Considerations document in collaboration with the interagency team and the OVC taskforce. The considerations document offers interagency country teams (e.g…. View Article

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Case study: response to COVID-19 in OVC programming in Tanzania

July 2, 2020

As COVID-19 has created a disruption across all aspects of OVC programming, Pact Tanzania’s OVC programs created innovative tools to support community case worker volunteers to appropriately respond to the situation. In Tanzania, the pandemic has caused fear and stigmatization as a lack of information has created an uncertain environment. Among OVC communities, there was… View Article

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AIDS 2020: OVC Satellite Symposium

July 2, 2020

As part of AIDS 2020, Pact will be hosting a satellite symposium on building resilience among HIV-infected and affected children and adolescents. The focus of the session will be on the latest information, specific actions, and evidence-based approaches for getting to epidemic control among children and adolescents. Presentations and discussions will focus on case finding… View Article

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Association between caregiver sex and HIV infection among OVC

July 2, 2020

In a recent publication by the Pact Tanzania team working on the USAID Kizazi Kipya project, a study assessed whether the sex of the caregiver is assocaited with a positive HIV status of OVC. The study found that “OVC in Tanznia with male caregivers have a 40% higher likelihood of being HIV-positive than those with… View Article

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