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  1. All in, in Eastern and Southern Africa: catalysing the HIV response for adolescents

    The report demonstrates progress made on adolescent HIV programming in the Eastern and Southern African Region (ESAR) in a few short years. Qualitative in approach, the report explores how the impact of HIV on adolescents and young people was given visibility and focus as a result of the All In to end adolescent AIDS (All In) country assessments, which systematically reviewed and analyzed data, programmes and strategies currently responding to adolescent HIV.

  2. National HIV legal review report: Review of Myanmar’s legal framework and its effect on access to health and HIV services for people living with HIV and key affected populations

    This report presents the key findings and recommendations of the review of Myanmar's legal framework and its effect on access to health and HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV and key affected populations.The review was conducted through a partnership of UNAIDS, UNDP and Pyoe Pin in the period August - December 2013, in consultation with the National AIDS Programme. …

  3. 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. …

  4. Assessing implementation of Botswana's program for orphans and vulnerable children

    Botswana's 2008 National Guidelines on the Care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children define a vulnerable child as any child under the age of 18 years who lives in an abusive environment, a poverty-stricken family unable to access basic services, or a child-headed household; a child who lives with sick parents or outside family care; or who is HIV positive. Due to challenges in creating an effective response that corresponds to this broad definition, there are no available estimates of the number of children rendered vulnerable as a result of HIV, poverty, and other causes in Botswana. …

  5. Establishing, reviewing and implementing national plans of action for orphans and vulnerable children in Southern and East Africa: lessons learnt and challenges

    This report focuses on the experiences of Save the Children in monitoring, implementing and reviewing NPAs in Angola, Ethiopia, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Each of the country offices commissioned the documentation of case studies to identify promising practices and challenges around effective implementation of NPAs. This report consolidates these case studies and aims to draw lessons learnt from the various efforts undertaken by the country offices. …

  6. National responses for children affected by AIDS: review of progress and lessons learned

    This report was commissioned by the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Children affected by HIV and AIDS' working group on National Plans of Action (NPAs). It presents a broad overview of progress made and lessons learned in mounting national responses for children affected by AIDS and other vulnerable children. Based on review findings, future actions are suggested to strengthen national responses and ultimately, improve outcomes for children. This study is based on a review of the literature, key informant interviews and expert consultation. …

  7. Second Annual Report to Congress. Supporting Highly Vulnerable Children: Progress, Promise and Partnership

    This report summarizes activities U.S. Government (USG) agencies are undertaking together to improve programming for highly vulnerable children and the steps they have taken and plan to take to implement Public Law 109-95. It covers the period of July 2007 through July 2008. This report contains many examples of how USG agencies have worked together, as well as with international donors, nongovernmental organizations, and host countries, to learn from each others' experiences and to improve programming. …

  8. Progress in the national response to orphans and other vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. The OVC policy and planning effort index (OPPEI) 2007 round

    This report presents the results of the analysis of the orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) Policy and Planning Effort Index (OPPEI) in sub-Saharan Africa and reviews progress made in effort since 2004. The OVC Policy and Planning Effort Index (OPPEI) was developed by UNICEF, USAID and the Futures Group to measure the response by countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to the crisis facing orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) as a result of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. …

  9. 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. …

  10. 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.

  11. Orphan assistance in South Africa: Developing partnerships and leadership in a new paradigm for community care

    This report documents an assessment of UNICEF Programming in South Africa for Children and Children Affected by HIV/AIDS. This was in response to the publication of Children on the Brink which represent Ted a "wake up call" for the international development community on several levels. Following this report, UNICEF Headquarters' management team decided to evaluate and intensify its programming efforts in this area. …

  12. Orphan Programming in Zambia: Developing a Strategy for Very Young Children in Zambia

    This report documents an assessment of UNICEF Programming in Zambia for Children and Children Affected by HIV/AIDS. This was in response to the publication of Children on the Brink which represented a "wake up call" for the international development community on several levels. Following this report, UNICEF Headquarters' management team decided to evaluate and intensify its programming efforts in this area. …

  13. Integrated District Planning for Vulnerable Children in Uganda: Is It Enough?

    This report documents a Uganda Site Visit by a CEDC Team from UNICEF/New York. This was in response to the publication of Children on the Brink which represented a "wake up call" for the international development community on several levels. Following this report, UNICEF Headquarters' management team decided to evaluate and intensify its programming efforts in this area. The CEDC consulting team visited Uganda because it has demonstrated leadership in programme development, and also to gather data on programme evolution over the course of almost a decade.

  14. Extract from: Regional analysis report, 1999 UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office: 11 February 2000.

    This report is derived from the initiatives and key results identified by UNICEF with regards to support for orphans in the southern African region. UNICEF has been designated lead agency among the UNAIDS co-sponsors for programmes in support of orphans. An effort to conduct national-level rapid assessments of the orphan problem in 13 countries in the region was completed in 1999. UNICEF and other partners sponsored a much more complete study of the problem in Zambia in 1999, resulting in a report that should be widely read for its analysis of the many facets of this crisis.

  15. 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

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