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  1. Innovations in education: the role of the education sector in combating HIV/AIDS

    From 2002-2005 Africare implemented the Community Based Care, Protection and Empowerment (COPE) for Children Affected by AIDS (CABA) project in Mutasa District of Zimbabwe. The goal of the project was to encourage shared responsibility for orphans and vulnerable children by increasing community capacity to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). …

  2. Situational analysis of orphaned and vulnerable children in eight Zimbabwean districts

    In response to the AIDS epidemic and poverty, the Zimbabwean government and other organisations are implementing various programmes aimed at assisting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the eight districts surveyed. It is clearly important to have an audit of the social services and support structures available for OVC in the eight districts and to have a clear understanding of the situation of OVC including their needs and concerns in order to have proper prioritisation, designing and evaluation of programmes that are aimed at supporting the affected children.

  3. Multisectoral responses to HIV/AIDS

    HIV/AIDS is a crisis that expands beyond the health sector and will soon touch everyone in Africa. It is a development problem that defies easy answers and routine solutions. Therefore, creativity, synergy, and collaboration from all sectors of society are required to find solutions to mitigate and prevent the expansion of the epidemic.Many organizations working in Africa, particularly those not involved in health, have been feeling the effects of HIV/AIDS on their programs and asked USAID for some guidance in how to address these complicated issues. …

  4. Children Orphaned by AIDS: front-line responses from eastern and southern Africa

    This document examines the way in which the AIDS epidemicis devastating the lives of children and adolescents throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It then looks at four countrys' individual responses to the crisis and concludes with what individual countries do to help affected children and what the global community can do.

  5. Adolescents: orphaned and vulnerable in the time of HIV/AIDS

    This paper first introduces the key issues regarding orphaned and vulnerable adolescents in the time of HIV/AIDS, including the developmental needs specific to adolescents. The second chapter summarizes the limited studies and programs working primarily with adolescents orphaned due to AIDS. Following are four case studies that demonstrate different strategies for working with adolescent orphans and other youth vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, reflecting different cultural and programmatic approaches relevant to Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. …

  6. Community Care of Orphans in Zimbabwe: The Farm Orphans Support Trust (FOST)

    The Farm Orphan Support Trust of Zimbabwe (FOST) is a state registered Private Voluntary Organisation. It is a national programme which solicits and facilitates support for children in especially difficult circumstances, particularly orphans, on commercial farms in Zimbabwe. It seeks to avoid costly and culturally undesirable institutional care, by keeping children in their communities of origin.

  7. Psycho-social support of Children Affected by AIDS: An Evaluation and Review of Masiye Camp, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

    This report is set forth with the aim of improving the lives of children, young and old, the orphaned generation. It presents a record of Masiye Camp's development and an analysis of its activities. UNAIDS and UNICEF recognize the potential of the Masiye concept to provide practical psycho-social support for children affected by AIDS on a large scale. Masiye Camp is featuring in an UNAIDS Best Practice publication (UNAIDS 2001) called "Investing in our future: on psychosocial support for children affected by AIDS".

  8. 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. …

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