Innovations in Community-led Monitoring for OVC & DREAMS Programming

December 8, 2021

On December 2, 2021, ACHIEVE hosted a webinar around the launch of its Community-led Monitoring Toolkit for OVC and Dreams Programming. During the event, the ACHIEVE team shared details from the toolkit development process including field experiences from pilot activities held in August and September 2021. Click the following link to watch a recording of… View Article

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Guide: Supporting Pediatric ART Adherence

December 6, 2021

Lay health workers, OVC case managers, and community health workers can play an important role in pediatric and adolescent HIV treatment adherence. The CDC partnered with ICAP to develop training materials to support OVC case managers lay workers and community health workers, and other community-based cadres to support peds ART adherence. By understanding the basic… View Article

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Providing Care and Support to Children of Female Sex Workers: Training for Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Program Staff

December 1, 2021

Children of female sex workers (CFSWs) are a highly vulnerable group of children due to their exposure to a combination of health, social, and economic risk factors. These children often live in extreme poverty, experience food insecurity, have poor access to essential services, and are at increased risk of HIV infection, as well as physical,… View Article

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Supporting Children’s Wellbeing During COVID-19: Staff Supervision, Coping and Wellbeing, and the Impact on Service Delivery

August 18, 2021

This second report in the series of COVID Learning Reports presents the findings from COVID 4P Log responses about respondents’ experiences of receiving supervision during the pandemic, as well as about their coping and wellbeing during this time. The report discusses topics such as the characteristics of useful supervision, as well as the impact of… 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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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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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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PREVIEW

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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PREVIEW

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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