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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. Non-formal education and livelihood skills for marginalised street and slum youth in Uganda

    The Building Capacities for Non formal Education and Life Skills Programmes project in Uganda was implemented by Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) with financial and technical support from UNESCO - Section for Literacy and non Formal Education in 2004-05; aiming at assisting vulnerable and marginalised youth affected by HIV/AIDS and other risk behaviour, those that may be homeless or living in hopeless situation both in urban centres and rural areas. …

  3. Zimbabwe SADC epidemic update report: Follow up to the Maseru Declaration. Zimbabwe country report. Reporting period: January 2013 - December 2013

    The SADC Epidemic Update Report provides an appraisal of progress towards the Maseru Declaration. Zimbabwe participated at the SADC meeting in November 2012, where representatives pledged to produce HIV and AIDS Epidemic Update Reports in order review progress made in the HIV and AIDS response. The data gathering and report writing process was coordinated by National AIDS Council. Data gathering and validation meetings were held with partners. A desk review of available literature on the country’s response efforts to HIV and AIDS was also conducted. …

  4. Evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention through peer education, counselling, health care, training and urban refuges in Ghana

    Since 1996, Ireland Aid has supported UNICEF Ghana in the implementation of five activities that promote behaviour change to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS and STIs. The interventions are run by different local organisations, and have provided over 75,000 in and out-of-school youth and commercial sex workers with preventive education. People retained the information given, are knowledgeable about how HIV is transmitted, and can name key preventive methods. They pass on the information to their friends. Commercial sex workers were empowered to support one another in negotiating for safer sex. …

  5. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Zambia Summary Report

    Zambia Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  6. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Tanzania Summary Report

    Tanzania Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  7. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Senegal Summary Report

    Senegal Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  8. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Niger Summary Report

    Niger Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  9. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Namibia Summary Report

    Namibia Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  10. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Mozambique Summary Report

    Mozambique Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  11. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Mali Summary Report

    Mali Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  12. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Malawi Summary Report

    Malawi Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  13. Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey: Lesotho Summary Report

    Lesotho Country Report for the 2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS Global Progress Survey.

  14. Saving lives for a lifetime: Supporting orphans and vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDS

    President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR's) response to the millions of children impacted by HIV/AIDS was to designate 10% of its budget to securing their futures, making it the leading supporter of programs reaching orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) programs globally. This article describes the evolution of PEPFAR's OVC response based on programmatic lessons learned and an evergrowing understanding of the impacts of HIV/AIDS. …

  15. Facilitating HIV testing, care and treatment for orphans and vulnerable children aged five years and younger through community-based early childhood development playcenters in rural Zimbabwe

    Early diagnosis of children living with HIV is a prerequisite for accessing timely paediatric HIV care and treatment services and for optimizing treatment outcomes. Testing of HIV-exposed infants at 6 weeks and later is part of the national prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programme in Zimbabwe, but many opportunities to test infants and children are being missed. …

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