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The time is now: Closing the Pediatric Treatment Gap and Building Resilience among Female Sex Workers and their Children

September 21, 2018

This field note published in AIDS 2018 addresses the needs of female sex workers and their children. It advocates for programs to develop and scale up comprehensive and integrated, stigma-free services for this vulnerable population.

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Webinar Slides: Addressing the Children of Key Populations

September 21, 2018

In conjunction with the release of guidance on Addressing the Children of Key Populations a webinar was held to give an overview of the new guidance, give examples of working models in three countries and discuss gaps through a West and Central Africa data review. The slide deck is viewable by clicking the “Preview” button.

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Addressing the Children of Key Populations

September 21, 2018

This guidance highlights key considerations for the design of effective treatment, care and support models targeting female sex workers and their children. It includes current working models from six countries and provides recommendations for monitoring and evaluation in key population programming.

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Approaching 2020: Scaling up key interventions for children and adolescents living with HIV

August 21, 2018

Global 2020 goals are on the horizon, yet progress in meeting those HIV goals for children and adolescent is not moving forward. The child survival working group launched a series of technical briefs on strategies for reaching this population called “Approaching 2020: Scaling up key interventions for children and adolescents living with HIV.” Find links… View Article

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Making Implementation Science Work for Children and Adolescents Living With HIV

July 31, 2018

The global HIV response is leaving children and adolescents behind. Because of a paucity of studies on treatment and care models for these age groups, there are gaps in our understanding of how best to implement services to improve their health outcomes. Without this evidence, policymakers are left to extrapolate from adult studies, which may… View Article

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Screening for developmental disabilities in HIV positive and HIV negative children in South Africa: Results from the Asenze Study

July 12, 2018

This study tested the use of a Ten Questions (TQ) screen–a standardized medical history and physical examination conducted by a medical doctor–with hearing and vision screening, psychological assessment for cognition and language delay, and voluntary HIV testing. In this sample of 1,330 children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, HIV positive children were found to be delayed in… View Article

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Evidence and Guidance for Family Strengthening to Help Families Stay Together

July 10, 2018

Poverty is often at the root of why children are placed in residential care facilities. The ASPIRES (Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening) project is looking at economic strengthening can both prevent family separation and also increase success when reintegrating children with families. This fact sheet describes two research projects that… View Article

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Family Care for Children with Disabilities: Practical Guidance for Frontline Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

June 18, 2018

Globally policies and programs are improving in supporting family care for children –to prevent unnecessary family separation and to support reintegration for children who are outside of family care. A case management approach is also gaining momentum as it has been shown to improve outcomes for children and families. Yet children with disabilities are often… View Article

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Listening to the Needs and Preferences of Adolescents Living with HIV in Nigeria

May 18, 2018

Adolescents form a significant part of the population living with HIV, however there is little evidence-based knowledge on adolescent-friendly interventions for improving HIV-related outcomes. The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project partnered with the Girl Effect Nigeria to conduct a study using its Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) methodology to explore the enablers and… View Article

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“Journey of Life” Community Workshops to Support Caregivers and Children in need

April 12, 2018

With individual and community resources often stretched to the breaking point by war, violence, natural disasters, HIV and AIDS, people need the information and skills to be able to plan a course of action. The “Journey of Life” curriculum of workshops is designed for communities wishing to support children in need and their caregivers. Using picture codes, personal testimonies and… View Article

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