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This document reports an effort to systematically investigate the extent to which Compassion International assisted children are affected by HIV/AIDS. An initial analysis from Compassion's child database indicated that the largest impact within Compassion's population of children is found in Africa. In Kenya and Uganda, interviews with Compassion staff and local partners were conducted. In addition, case studies of orphans and other children affected by HIV/AIDS were completed. …
This report discusses the Kitovu Mobile Home care and Orphans Programme that has been in operation now for the past thirteen years. It presents the statistics of the spread of HIV and the resultant deaths thus presenting the problem of orphans and discussing how this can be dealt with by using the African example and in particular, Uganda. This programme is aimed at reaching various target groups including People Living With HIV/AIDS; Orphans and their families; Teenage school drop-outs and their families; Women and Youth and Community Workers.
This report discusses the Mobile AIDS Home Care Programme that has been in place in Uganda for the past twelve years. The programmes activities are intended to address the consequences of the struggle to address the needs of the poorest among the poor, individuals and families infected/affected by AIDS. The overall aim being to address the psychosocial and economic consequences of HIV/AIDS among the targeted communities.
This report is part of a series on HIV/AIDS. It was written, edited, and produced by the Health Technical Services Project of TvT Associates and The Pragma Corporation for the HIV/AIDS Division of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It provides a compelling demographic portrait of an immense problem and is intended to serve as a call to action for developed and developing nations alike.
Mother to child transmission is defined at HIV infection transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. Mother to child transmission presents a number of dilemmas for issue of prevention and treatment: Health progress made through breastfeeding promotion is now eroded in trying to reduce the risk of HIV transmission through breast milk; Drug trials for AZT and Nevirapine highlight the ethics of preventing transmission to child in countries where drug access is not available to mother. …
This survey (an update of one conducted in 1997), provides an overview of donor support, policies and interests involved in school-based health and nutrition programmes. It is a useful resource for those seeking advice or funding for a particular initiative within this field.
This is a summary from a power point presentation. The author stresses the need for real change within the education systems of developing countries and focuses on management responses to the following issues: labour, employment and gender, orphans, transition rates and geographic variation. The conclusion acknowledges the difficulty in such drastic changes but believes that effective management can have far reaching implications in mitigating effects of the HIV pandemic.
This paper discusses the Tunis Declaration on AIDS and the Child in Africa made by the OAU Heads of State. In spite of previous concerted actions by the OAU Heads of State with regards to HIV/AIDS, the magnitude of the problem of the HIV infection and AIDS in most African countries is on the increase especially among African children who are the most vulnerable group. This fact and accompanying considerations are discussed.
This document looks at how HIV/AIDS is conceptualized as having the potential to affect education through ten different mechanisms i.e. …