PREVIEW

Improving Index Testing – Standard Operating Procedures

July 21, 2020

Identification of children and adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV) is a key priority of PEPFAR to ensure timely diagnosis and linkage to life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART). Perinatally infected children, who were not identified during the PMTCT/EID phase, are living longer as ‘well-children,’ therefore finding them requires increased focus and targeted interventions. Index testing has proven… 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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M&E Tips and Considerations for Remote OVC Case Management

April 28, 2020

The OVC Taskforce Co-Chairs, with technical experts from USAID and CDC, have developed this document to support continued case management and service delivery for vulnerable children and families within the COVID-19 context. This guidance is intended to help implementing partners think about how best to deliver critical services to children and families most at risk… View Article

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Draft Tips and Considerations for PEPFAR OVC Remote Case Management in the Context of COVID-19

April 28, 2020

The OVC Taskforce Co-Chairs, with technical experts from USAID and CDC, have developed this document to support continued case management and service delivery for vulnerable children and families within the COVID-19 context. This guidance is intended to help implementing partners think about how best to deliver critical services to children and families most at risk… View Article

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Stigma reduction interventions for children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: Systematic review of intervention strategies

February 6, 2020

This review synthesized and compared stigma reduction interventions across stigmatized groups in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), specifically highlighting stigma reduction interventions that targeted children and adolescents. Within 61 unique publications describing 79 interventions, utilizing 14 unique stigma reduction strategies, 14 papers discussed 21 interventions and 10 unique strategies involving children. Most studies targeted HIV/AIDS… View Article

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Determinants of Implementing Cash Transfer Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: A Case of Isiolo County, Kenya

February 3, 2020

Cash transfer (CT) programs play a vital role in the provision of social protection systems through regular and predictable cash payments to ultra-poor households. Kenya has an established cash transfer program for orphans and vulnerable children. This study had three objectives: 1. To examine influence of government monthly cash transfer on the implementation of OVC… View Article

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Scaling Up Place-based Strategies to Strengthen Community Early Childhood Systems

January 22, 2020

With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Spring Impact has produced a new piece of qualitative research to further understand how communities across the globe are strengthening community early childhood systems supporting children and caregivers. These place-based strategies to strengthen community early childhood systems are understood as cross-sector efforts focused on improving outcomes for all… View Article

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Improving HIV Service Delivery for Infants, Children and Adolescents: A Framework for Country Programming

January 21, 2020

This framework represents strategies to address the bottlenecks across the continuum of care for infants, children, adolescents. The framework highlights the targeted and comprehensive service delivery models which emphasize strong linkages between testing, treatment and care, and between communities and facilities. This includes keeping mothers who received interventions for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission… View Article

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