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  1. Summary of methodologies to measure prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people

    This document is a summary of the major tools that have been commonly used to measure prevention of HIV/AIDS among youth. This table has been designed to help program planners, policy makers, and others interested in understanding the status of youth HIV risk and youth HIV prevention programs at the national, regional, or local level identify sources of relevant information.

  2. Programas nacionales contra el SIDA : una guía de indicadores para supervisar y evaluar los programas de prevención del VIH/SIDA para jóvenes

    Esta guía se diseñó para ser utilizada por los directores de programas a nivel nacional, en particular directores de programas nacionales contra el SIDA. También pueden utilizarla directores y planificadores de programas a niveles subnacionales, que pretenden alinear sus esfuerzos de medición con los nacionales. Esta guía identifica un conjunto de indicadores, los métodos de medición y sus puntos fuertes y débiles. Su propósito es ayudar a los directores de programas nacionales contra el SIDA en la planificación y el monitoreo de los programas de prevención del VIH para jóvenes. …

  3. The long-run impact of orphanhood

    This paper presents unique evidence that orphanhood matters in the long run for health and education outcomes, in a region of Northwestern Tanzania. The paper studies a sample of 718 non-orphaned children surveyed in 1991-94, who were traced and re-interviewed as adults in 2004. A large proportion, 19 percent, lost one or more parents before the age of 15 in this period, allowing the authors to assess the permanent health and education impacts of orphanhood. The analysis controls for a wide range of child and adult characteristics before orphanhood, as well as community fixed effects. …

  4. National plans of action for orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. Where are the youngest children?

    In 2005, an estimated 48 million children aged 0-18 years, that is to say 12 percent of all children in sub-Saharan Africa, were orphans, and that number is expected to rise to 53 million by 2010. One quarter of all orphans are orphaned because of AIDS, and about 2.6 million children are currently infected with HIV. In response to the general awareness of the increasing number of these children, a global initiative to develop national plans of action (NPAs) for these orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), or children affected by HIV and AIDS, has been launched. …

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