PREVIEW

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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African Multi-Site 2-Year Neuropsychological Study of School-Age Children Perinatally Infected, Exposed, and Unexposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus

January 2, 2020

This observational study included neuropsychological evaluations of 611 children in sub-Saharan Africa. After controlling for age, sex and certain socioeconomic and family factors, the researchers found that participants with HIV had poorer performance on cognitive ability, motor function and attention tests compared to participants without HIV in the two comparator groups, at all three time… View Article

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Pictorial Tools for HIV-sensitive Community Case Management: A Toolkit to Deliver Standard Operating Procedures for Case Management

December 18, 2019

This toolkit is a set of resources and tools for delivery of case management for OVC programming in low-literacy settings. The content is based on and simplifies the Standard Operating Procedures for Case Management developed by the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project. The toolkit is designed as a comprehensive and complete package. While… View Article

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Clinic-Community Collaboration Adolescent Toolkit

December 17, 2019

The Clinic-Community Collaboration (C3) Toolkit ‘Working together to improve PMTCT and pediatric HIV treatment, care and support’ toolkit is primarily for those working to deliver services to adolescents and young people, including clinics, CBOs and health-focused community groups. This includes those at various levels, such as clinic managers, health service providers, clinic officers, CBO managers,… View Article

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AIDSFree Mother-Baby Pair Identification and Retention in Care Through Community Health Volunteers in Kenya: Final Report

December 2, 2019

AIDSFree adapted the successful proactive mother-baby pair- follow-up approach implemented in Eswatini to identify, map, and link pregnant women and mother-baby pairs to care at health facilities in two counties in Kenya. Through the Tembelea program, AIDSFree trained community health volunteers (CHVs) to visit households in their community and map all pregnant women and postnatal… View Article

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