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  1. The government of Kenya cash transfer for orphaned and vulnerable children: cross-sectional comparison of household and individual characteristics of those with and without

    Background: The ‘Cash Transfer to Orphans and Vulnerable Children’ (CT-OVC) in Kenya is a government-supported program intended to provide regular and predictable cash transfers (CT) to poor households taking care of OVC. CT programs can be an effective means of alleviating poverty and facilitating the attainment of an adequate standard of living for people’s health and well-being and other international human rights. …

  2. Report on supporting care providers to improve lives of children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS

    This report presents the findings of a study on how communities lead the response to orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) in different regions of Malawi - focusing on the districts of Kasungu and Lilongwe in the central region, Mulanje in the south, and Mzimba in the north. These are districts where Plan Malawi implements OVC care and support interventions. The overall goal of the study was to determine the effectiveness of support being provided by care givers to the well being of OVC made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS. …

  3. Key findings from the Botswana HIV information needs assessment

    This programme, which is part of the Southern Africa HIV Knowledge Management Initiative, aims to increase the dissemination and use of accurate, evidence-based, and up-to-date information in order to improve HIV prevention in the region. The objectives of the 2009 Botswana needs assessment were to : explore current HIV knowledge management systems and resources at the national and regional levels; Identify areas for improvement; Contribute to an analysis of future opportunities and directions for the regional knowledge management initiative; HIV prevention was a special focus.

  4. The RESPECT study: evaluating conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention in Tanzania

    The RESPECT (Rewarding STI Prevention and Control in Tanzania) study is a randomized controlled trial testing the hypothesis that a system of rapid feedback and positive reinforcement using cash as the primary incentive can be used to reduce risky sexual activity among young people, male and female, who are at high risk of HIV infection. Results indicate that financial incentives - conditional cash transfers paid if the study participants remained negative for a set of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - could be an effective prevention tool for STIs and possibly HIV.

  5. 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). …

  6. A costing analysis of selected orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs in Botswana

    The number of children under the age of 18 in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) who have lost one or both parents to AIDS has increased dramatically in the last five years. The number of children orphaned by AIDS in SSA is estimated to be around 12 million (UNICEF, 2006). Many more children live with one or more chronically ill or dying parents and or live in poverty stricken and food insecure households. …

  7. Lesotho national AIDS spending assessment (NASA) for the period 2005/06-2007/08

    The National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) is a tool designed to track the HIV and AIDS financial flows and actual expenditure at a country level. In essence, this systematic methodology captures all HIV expenditures, namely, health and non-health expenditures such as social mitigation, education, labour, justice and sectors related to HIV and AIDS. …

  8. UNDP/World Bank/UNAIDS Programme on Mainstreaming AIDS into National Development Plans and Processes: Rounds 1 and 2, a Review of Experiences (2007-2008)

    The purpose of this report is to document the progress made by countries participating in the Mainstreaming Programme in the second and third years of the programme. It is intended as a knowledge-sharing document to facilitate the exchange of practical experiences in HIV mainstreaming, as well as a programming report to facilitate monitoring and future evaluations of the Mainstreaming Programme. …

  9. USAID expanded response to HIV/AIDS

    This report describes USAID's HIV/AIDS program, and details how increased HIV/AIDS budget allows scaling up response to the pandemic. A plan has been launched and will accelerate the implementation of Expanded Response strategy and maximize its impact. Actions take place in more than 50 countries around the world. 23 priority countries are focused. New plan gets more money to the field to scale up prevention, care and treatment programs and to support children affected by AIDS. Staff levels have been increased by reassigning technical staff and hiring additional personnel. …

  10. National HIV/AIDS policy review report: report of desk review and stakeholders' interaction

    The purpose of the national policy review is to enable the Federal Government and its key partners to address the following: highlight success stories of the Policy implementation as well as challenges encountered while providing priority recommendations; examine the Policy with a view to determine its appropriateness and adequacy in addressing all HIV/AIDS related Policy issues; determine if the Policy requires updating vis-a-vis emerging issues; determine the gender appropriateness of the Policy; address the recurring issues around the inadequate dissemination of the first document.

  11. Assessment report of the national response to young people's sexual and reproductive health in Nigeria

    In 2008, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in collaboration with Action Health Incorporated (AHI) commissioned an assessment of the national response to young people sexual and reproductive health in Nigeria. The assessment was conducted in two phases; a desk review and a field assessment. The findings from the desk review guided the design and conduct of the field assessment in six states (one per geopolitical zone) and FCT. The overall goal of the assessment was to optimize the health and development of young people in Nigeria. …

  12. Circles of support for orphans and vulnerable children: a community and schools-based multi-sectoral approach to meeting their needs

    The project "Circles of support for orphans and vulnerable children: a community and schools-based multi-sectoral approach to meeting their needs" was aimed at testing a model to improve the identification of OVC and comprehensively support them, using the school system as an entry point. The overall objective of the project was to define and test nationally appropriate models of supporting OVC by providing for their basic needs and psycho-social support to enable them to remain in, or re-enter, school and fulfill their development potential. …

  13. PILS - Prévention Information Lutte contre le SIDA : Rapport d'activités 2008

    Ceci est le rapport d'activité 2008 de l'association PILS (Prévention Information Lutte contre le SIDA). Après un calendrier des activités de l'année écoulée, le rapport présente la situation sur l'ïle Maurice : statistiques de PVVIH, services de santé mis en place, politique de prévention, levée de fonds...

  14. Report on the Study Visit between Botswana and Zambia on the Mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS in the TEVET Institutions

    This study which represents the first activity of an initiative under the small grants from UNESCO-UNEVOC has provided a platform for Botswana and Zambia to share experiences in mainstreaming HIV and AIDS into the TVET sector. The purpose of the study was to document the experiences, lessons learnt and challenges faced in mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in TVET in Botswana and Zambia. …

  15. From Schooling Access to Learning Outcomes: An Unfinished Agenda

    From Schooling Access to Learning Outcomes: An Unfinished Agenda, An Evaluation of World Bank Support to Primary Education is a document made by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group in 2006. The goals of evaluation are to learn from experience, to provide an objective basis for assessing the results of the Bank Group's work, and to provide accountability in the achievement of its objectives. It also improves Bank Group work by identifying and disseminating the lessons learned from experience and by framing recommendations drawn from evaluation findings. …

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