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  1. Developing a strategy to strengthen community capacity to assist HIV/AIDS-affected children and families: the COPE Program of Save the Children Federation in Malawi,

    The purpose of this report is to develop an intervention strategy that can be utilized by external change agents to mobilize sustainable, effective community action to mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS on children and families

  2. Expanding and strengthening community action: A study of ways to scale-up community mobilization interventions to mitigate the effect of HIV/AIDS on children and families.

    This report is of a study conducted by Displaced Children Orphans Fund (DCOF), in Malawi and Zimbabwe. The team that conducted this research aimed to find out what could be learned from the project experiences and approaches in these countries that would inform scaling up efforts. Particular attention was given to COPE and to the Families, Orphans and Children Under Stress (FOCUS) programme of FACT.

  3. Community Based Orphan Assistance in Zimbabwe: Developing and Expanding National Models by Building partnerships with NGOs, CBOs and the private sector

    This report is a follow up activity resultant from the release on World AIDS Day of 'Children on the Brink'. Children on the Brink served as a wake up call for the international development community on the issue of children orphaned by AIDS as it portrays the scale and urgency of this demographic event in unprecedented fashion, a clear picture of the massive impact the pandemic will have on children, families, societies and economies in Sub-Saharan Africa through the first third of the next century. …

  4. Community Based Orphan Assistance in Malawi: Demographic Crisis As Development Opportunity

    This report is a follow up activity resultant from the release on World AIDS Day of 'Children on the Brink'. Children on the Brink served as a wake up call for the international development community on the issue of children orphaned by AIDS as it portrays the scale and urgency of this demographic event in unprecedented fashion, a clear picture of the massive impact the pandemic will have on children, families, societies and economies in Sub-Saharan Africa through the first third of the next century. …

  5. Concept Paper: Accelerated Response for Psychosocial Support for Children Affected with AIDS in Southern Africa

    This is a draft discussion paper, which forms the basis to develop jointly a 5-year program proposal to scale up targeted psychosocial support programs for OVC.

  6. International HIV/AIDS Alliance: Community Support Project for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)

    This is a progress report on the Community Support Project for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso. This report details the aim of the project and the initial community response and problems encountered

  7. Children on the Brink Executive Summary: Updated Estimates and Recommendations for Intervention 2000

    This is a report which a compelling story about millions of children who have fallen victim to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. It looks at the scope and complexity of the challenges these children face. The report also looks at the partnerships established by USAID with international organisations, donors, national governments and NGOs. Children on the Brink 2000 builds on the legacy of the first Children on the Brink Report published in 1997.

  8. HIV/AIDS - Search for a Response

    This document reports an effort to systematically investigate the extent to which Compassion International assisted children are affected by HIV/AIDS. An initial analysis from Compassion's child database indicated that the largest impact within Compassion's population of children is found in Africa. In Kenya and Uganda, interviews with Compassion staff and local partners were conducted. In addition, case studies of orphans and other children affected by HIV/AIDS were completed. …

  9. 2000 Kitovu mobile AIDS home care and orphans programme Annual Report 2000

    This report discusses the Kitovu Mobile Home care and Orphans Programme that has been in operation now for the past thirteen years. It presents the statistics of the spread of HIV and the resultant deaths thus presenting the problem of orphans and discussing how this can be dealt with by using the African example and in particular, Uganda. This programme is aimed at reaching various target groups including People Living With HIV/AIDS; Orphans and their families; Teenage school drop-outs and their families; Women and Youth and Community Workers.

  10. Mobile AIDS Home Care and Orphans Program: Annual Report 1999

    This report discusses the Mobile AIDS Home Care Programme that has been in place in Uganda for the past twelve years. The programmes activities are intended to address the consequences of the struggle to address the needs of the poorest among the poor, individuals and families infected/affected by AIDS. The overall aim being to address the psychosocial and economic consequences of HIV/AIDS among the targeted communities.

  11. Children on the Brink: Strategies to support a generation Isolated by HIV/AIDS

    This report is part of a series on HIV/AIDS. It was written, edited, and produced by the Health Technical Services Project of TvT Associates and The Pragma Corporation for the HIV/AIDS Division of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It provides a compelling demographic portrait of an immense problem and is intended to serve as a call to action for developed and developing nations alike.

  12. Education as a Vehicle for Combating HIV/AIDS

    This think piece highlights the need to protect the education system so that it may also in turn protect. These two perspectives, education a vehicle for reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS and education itself as being threatened by the disease, are the focus of much of the literature on education and HIV/AIDS. In the past, the education sector itself has focused on its role in prevention; however, it needs to focus more on protecting itself so that it can continue to work on educating others. The authors use the conclusion to highlight a sense of urgency and call the reader to action.

  13. Nurturing a Community-based Response: A Special Report on the Impact of ActionAid's HIV/AIDS Work During 1998

    Provides and overview of work with HIV/AIDS in Africa and Asia focussing on the challenge to find ways to asses its impact. While acknowledging their limitations of a) identifying specific behaviour changes and b) attributing it solely to their programme efforts, ActionAid offers a range of qualitative data that demonstrate different levels of change. Recognising its own need to increase monitoring outputs, the organisation also challenges the narrowness of the current monitoring and evaluation criteria and suggests a creative area that would accept a wider variety of data.

  14. Gender, Development and the HIV Epidemic

    Problem is two-fold: need to define HIV epidemic not only within the context of development (and not just health) but also improve on existing development policies, and in particular, addressing gender inequities. Argues for a development (not health), gender focused, and local (not expert) approach. Gender sensitive policies are at the core of effective and revenant responses to the HIV epidemic in all developing countries. Argues that lessons learned from incorporating gender issues into population programmes and policies also applies to HIV epidemic. …

  15. Lessons learned about Management of Education under HIV/AIDS conditions

    Outlines lessons learned form managing education given realities of HIV epidemic. The list highlights that constraints are often the inverse of what has been successful. What worked well: Committed informed and aggressive leadership; Shared information; Mobilization of resources- e.g. dedicated and flexible budget lines; Strengthening partnerships to include government officials, community and faith-based groups, donors, and research institutions. …

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