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  1. Supporting orphans and other vulnerable children through communication and basic counselling: a reference guide for service providers

    There have been many counselling interventions since the onset of HIV/AIDS in Uganda but most have focused on adults. The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) with CORE Initiative and CORE Initiative partners identified that the specific needs for counselling of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC), defined under different categories within the National Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children's Policy (NOP), still need to be addressed. …

  2. Human resources development planning guide. Orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) service delivery in Uganda

    The National Orphans and other Vulnerable Children Policy and National Strategic Programme Plan of Interventions for orphans and other vulnerable children (NSPPI) outlines the role of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and the Community Based Service Departments (CBSDs) in the Local Government to lead, manage and coordinate the national response to OVC. Development of human capacity through a systematically planned human resources development process is one sure way of achieving this. …

  3. Child participation in education initiatives

    This guide from CRS/Zimbabwe addresses child participation in many aspects of programming. Child participation is one of the guiding principles of the convention on the rights of the child and increasing the scope and level of child participation should be an objective for every education or child protection program. This guide presents many useful suggestions for ways to increase child participation, but what is required most of all is a belief in the value of child participation and a commitment to making it happen in a meaningful way. …

  4. The potential impact of HIV/AIDS interventions on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa: a simulation exercise for the World Bank

    The World Bank developed its initial Multi-Country AIDS Program (MAP) in 1999, their program to reduce the impact and future path of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Since that time, the landscape surrounding the epidemic has changed dramatically. Given this new information, the World Bank has decided to update its approach regarding the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and write a new strategy plan, Agenda for Action 2007-2011. …

  5. Building resilience in children affected by HIV/AIDS

    This handbook is aimed at helping parents, caregivers and teachers to understand children who are nursing a diseased parent or who have lost a parent, thus, providing practical advice on how to support such children in order to help them cope. It offers ideas for discussions that can be held on a one-to-one basis in the child's home or with a group of children in the classroom. It is not considered as a recipe for success or a book of rules. …

  6. Operational guidelines for supporting early child development (ECD) in multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS programs in Africa

    This document provides guidance for incorporating activities directed at infants and young children into HIV/AIDS programs in Africa. Effective, broad-scale interventions to assure the healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development of young children are desperately needed in Sub-Saharan Africa and must be an essential component of any well-designed, integrated program to prevent and reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa. These guidelines are meant to be a ""work in progress"" and will be updated continually based on comments, new data and user experience.

  7. Getting started: HIV/AIDS education in school feeding programmes

    The purpose of this document is to provide clarification for school feeding (SF) focal points and HIV/AIDS focal points on how to integrate HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention education activities into SF programmes. It presents a menu of ideas to do this. Country offices can select the activities appropriate to their needs and circumstances, as well as their capacity to undertake HIV/AIDS initiatives. …

  8. Develop an HIV and AIDS plan for your school. A guide for school governing bodies and management teams

    This book has been written as a guide for schools to help them to think about and manage the problems that HIV and AIDS bring. The book can help schools and their communities to use the national policy on HIV and AIDS and education to take local action. The book will encourage everyone - school governing bodies, managers, educators and parents to think, plan and act to protect and strengthen schools against the impact of the epidemic.

  9. Designing programs for orphans and vulnerable children in AIDS affected areas. Report of a needs assessment in Mbeya Municpality, Tanzania.

    The main objective of the assessment was to obtain an in depth understanding of the orphan care issues that were important to people in the community and to identify obstacles to education, health care and voluntary counseling and testing for HIV (VCT). The actions and interventions necessary to establish such a program were subsequently identified and communities, local and national authorities agreed upon an action plan.

  10. Care for orphans, children affected by HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable children: a strategic framework

    This document provides a strategic framework to assist national and local planners, implementers, and donors in setting priorities, and outlines the steps necessary to develop responsive care and support programs for orphans, children affected by AIDS and other vulnerable children. It also elaborates on the role that FHI can play in this effort.

  11. Building Blocks: Africa-wide briefing notes

    By 2010, more than 25 million children are expected to have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Families and communities need support to help care for the rapidly growing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children. The Building Blocks briefing notes provide issues and principles for guiding strategy, while drawing on best practice from programme experience. They were developed through a participative process involving more than 80 people across Africa, who have commented and provided case studies, guided by an international advisory board. …

  12. The DEMIS Zimbabwe Toolkit

    This is a District Education Management Information System (DEMIS) Toolkit for Zimbabwe which was prepared by UNESCO Harare in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Culture (Zimbabwe), the National AIDS Council and UNAIDS. It outlines the aims and objectives, phases and functions of DEMIS. It also discusses the DEMIS processes in Zimbabwe, the current system and the data collection process. …

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