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  1. Orphan and vulnerable children: health policy interventions in India

    This paper reviews and discusses studies and interventions which have addressed the problems and concerns of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in India. Most of the research and commentary on OVC is based on investigations conducted in African countries. Accordingly, this review focuses on OVC in India in order to facilitate further critical discussion and the development of appropriate programmes and policies for the Indian context. …

  2. Our families, our friends, an action guide: mobilise your community for HIV/AIDS prevention and care

    Using the experience of Mae Chan community (Thailand), this UNDP paper aims to identify and document best practice to help build up resilience to withstand the impact of HIV/AIDS.

  3. Building blocks: Asia. Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children

    Building Blocks: Asia is a series of practical briefing notes to assist policy-makers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), local government and communities to respond to the needs of children affected by HIV and AIDS in Asia. The development of the guides followed a similar process to the “Building Blocks Africa-wide briefing notes”, while developing completely new guidance based on regional priorities. There are seven briefing notes, comprising six topics and an overview. …

  4. 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. …

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