Resources to Support Children and Adolescents Living with HIV

April 3, 2024

FHI 360 has recently developed three resources to support children and adolescents living with HIV and improve their treatment outcomes. They include: Package of Services and Interventions for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV: Guidance for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: This document describes the package of services and interventions that OVC programs should provide to… View Article

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Factors affecting caregivers’ participation in support groups for people living with HIV in Tanzania

September 21, 2023

Support groups for people living with HIV (PLHIV) are essential for increasing adherence, retention, addressing their psychosocial needs and improving patient literacy. However, factors that influence participation of caregivers living with HIV (LHIV) in these groups are scarcely documented, particularly for those caring for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). This study used baseline data collected… View Article

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ACHIEVE Integrated Technical and Organizational Capacity Assessment: Guidelines for Implementation

June 22, 2022

Core to ACHIEVE’s approach is capacity development (CD) for local partners, enabling them to lead and sustain HIV epidemic control for ACHIEVE’s target population – pregnant and breastfeeding women (PBF), infants, children, and youth – to reach the 95-95-95 targets. ACHIEVE’s capacity development approach targets both organizational and technical capacity domains that are critical to… View Article

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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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