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Despite the magnitude and dire consequences of the growing number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in South Africa, and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, there is insufficient documentation of the strategies deployed to improve the well-being of these children. In an attempt to fill these knowledge gaps, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (emergency plan)/South Africa commissioned Khulisa Management Services to research and write 32 case studies of emergency plan-funded OVC programmes in South Africa. …
This paper is an update of the original survey that was carried out by Carmel Dolan in 1997 and completed in 1998. The current up-dated survey was conducted in preparation for a UN sub-committee on nutrition (ACC/SCN) meeting held in April 2000, where the subject of support to school aged children was discussed. Information was gathered in a similar way to the original survey, using telephone, email, post and use of agency/organisation web sites, annual reports and newsletters, over a three-month period from September 1999, by Celia Maier.
This document discusses the goal of a situation analysis which is to guide the design and evaluation of school-based health and nutrition programmes. The approach outlined is not exhaustive and is likely to have particular sources and types of information that are relevant to a given country or situation.