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  1. Building a future for families and children affected by HIV/AIDS

    This document begins by summarising the health and social problems of children living in a world of HIV/AIDS.The international response to the need of care sysytems for children affected by HIV/AIDS is also described. Other issues such as strategy development and systems design are explored.

  2. 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. …

  3. (Over) extended. AIDS Review 2003

    Review 2003 asks the question: how does the epidemic impact on families and the personal relationships between family members - between partners, between husbands and wives, between parents and their children and between siblings? …

  4. What Can We Do to Make a Difference?: Situation Analysis Concerning Children and Families Affected by Aids

    This article discusses the importance of situation analysis in the process of formulating interventions for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. The argument is that for interventions to be effective and resources to be well used, it is essential that interventions are developed with a clear understanding of the factors which are most significant and how they relate to each other in causing or mitigating problems. It is well argued how situation analysis and ongoing monitoring are essental to planning and implementing effective interventions.

  5. SCOPE OVC Project

    This a review of the SCOPE OVC Project in Zambia. The main objective of the project has been to strengthen community led initiatives and establish community based and led reponses to OVCs. This is inrecognition of the fact that community led initiatives are likley to have long lasting impact within communities. …

  6. School and community interventions and strategies that aim to improve the access and quality of education for AIDS affected children

    This presentations suggests various methods and strategies for community and school interventions that aim to improve the access and quality of education for AIDS affected children. This strategies were derived from experiences within communitities schools that were sensitive to the vulnerability of children affected by the disease.

  7. Principles and Recommendations for Scaling Up Community Mobilization and Capacity Building to Mitigate the Impacts of HIV/AIDS on Children and Families

    These recommendations are derived from a study on community and capacity building which was supported by Displaced Children and Orphans Fund of USAID. The Recommendations would suggest that there is a need for such studies to be carried in as many communities as possible in order to establish dialogue with the communities prior to any program implementation. Participatory methodology was identified as most ideal and it was further recommended that the findings of such studies should guide subsequent action to support community efforts to protect and care for especially vulnerable children.

  8. 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.

  9. 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".

  10. Household and Community Responses and Coping Mechanisms

    This is a compilation of international documents centered around the issue of orphans and vulnerable children and community reponses and coping mechanisms in the face of HIV/AIDS.

  11. Situation Analysis of Orphans in Zambia: The Community Response

    This study forms part of, and contributes to, the Situation Analysis of Orphans in Zambia. The overall aim of the study is to understand the current situation of orphaned children in Zambia. This part of the study looks at the situation of orphans from the point of view of the communities and the orphans themselves. Understanding the perceptions of these will strengthen and improve strategies which aim to address the needs of communities dealing with orphans.

  12. 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

  13. 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. …

  14. 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. …

  15. 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

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