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decorative spacerOrphans and Vulnerable Children Support Toolkit
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Family Health International, 2006. An electronic library of resources for use by organizations and individuals working with orphans and other vulnerable children.
Related Knowledge Base Chapters
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decorative spacerPrimary Care of Infants and Children with HIV
Journal Articles
decorative spacerA novel economic intervention to reduce HIV risks among school-going AIDS orphans in rural Uganda
Ssewamala FM, Alicea S, Bannon WM Jr, Ismayilova L. J Adolesc Health 2008 Jan;42(1):102-4. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerFactors associated with institutionalization of children orphaned by AIDS in a population-based survey in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Doring M, Franca Junior I, Stella IM. AIDS 2005 Oct;19 Suppl 4:S59-63.
decorative spacerThe incidence and prevalence of orphanhood associated with parental HIV infection: a population-based study in Rakai, Uganda.
Makumbi FE, Gray RH, Serwadda D, Nalugoda F, Kiddugavu M, Sewankambo NK, Wabwire-Mangen F, Wawer MJ. AIDS 2005 Oct 14;19(15):1669-76.
decorative spacerPsychological distress among AIDS orphans in rural Uganda.
Atwine B, Cantor-Graae E, Bajunirwe F. Soc Sci Med 2005 Aug;61(3):555-64.
decorative spacerAssessing the health status of young AIDS and other orphans in Kampala, Uganda
Sarker M, Neckermann C, Müller O. Trop Med Int Health 2005 Mar;10(3):210-5.
decorative spacerOrphan care in Malawi: current practices.
Beard BJ. J Community Health Nurs 2005;22(2):105-15.
decorative spacerPublic policies and the orphans of AIDS in Africa
Bhargava A, Bigombe B. BMJ 2003 21 June; 326:1387-1389.
Guidelines and Best Practices
decorative spacerOrphans and Other Vulnerable Children Programming Guidance
The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), July 2006.
decorative spacerGuide to Monitoring and Evaluation of the National Response for Children Orphaned and Made Vulnerable By HIV/AIDS
UNICEF, UNAIDS, USAID, February 2005. [PDF, 694K]
decorative spacerGuidelines for Counselling Children Who Are Infected with HIV or Affected by HIV and AIDS
Southern African AIDS Training Programme (SAT), January 2003. [PDF, 351K] .
Policy Reports, Papers, and Briefs
decorative spacerThe State of the World's Children 2007 - Women and Children: The Double Dividend
UNICEF, December 2006.
decorative spacerAfrica's Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children Affected by AIDS
UNICEF, August 2006. [PDF, 1.1MB]
decorative spacerMissing Mothers: Meeting the Needs of Children Affected by AIDS
Save the Children, 2006. [PDF, 226K]
decorative spacerThe State of the World's Children 2006 - Excluded and Invisible
UNICEF, December 2005.
decorative spacerThe Lost Children of AIDS
Helen Epstein. The New York Review of Books, November 3, 2005.
decorative spacerEducation and Nutritional Status of Orphans and Children of HIV-Infected Parents in Kenya
Vinod Mishra, Fred Arnold, Fredrick Otieno, Anne Cross, Rathavuth Hong. MEASURE Evaluation, August 2005. [PDF, 389K]
decorative spacerAdolescents: Orphaned and Vulnerable in the Time of HIV/AIDS
Claudia Ruland, William Finger, Nancy Williamson, Sharifah Tahir, Stephanie Savariaud, Ana-Maria Schweitzer, Kathleen Shears. YouthNet, Partners in Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention, Family Health International, August 2005. [PDF, 341K]
decorative spacerViolence against Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: A Case Study of Uganda
Leanne McGaw, Amboka Wameyo. World Vision International, June 2005. [PDF, 595K]
decorative spacerPsychosocial Support for Children
Horizons Report, Population Council, June 2005.
decorative spacerThe Well-Being of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in Lusaka, Zambia and Gitarama Province, Rwanda: Findings from a Study
Minki Chatterji, Leanne Dougherty, Tom Ventimiglia, Yvonne Mulenga, Andrew Jones, Antoinette Mukaneza, Nancy Murray, Kathy Buek, William Winfrey, Joseph Amon. Pact, April 2005.
decorative spacer"Our Hearts are Willing, But..." Challenges of Elderly Caregivers in Rural Kenya
Milka Juma, Tom Okeyo, George Kidenda. Horizons/Population Council, December 2004. [PDF, 118K]
decorative spacerGirls, HIV/AIDS and Education
UNICEF, December 2004. [PDF, 1.6MB]
decorative spacerSymposium on Sharing of Best Practice in Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programming Workshop Report
UK Consortium on AIDS & International Development, Orphans and Vulnerable Children Working Group, November 2004. [PDF, 267K]
decorative spacerChildren on the Brink 2004: A Joint Report on Orphan Estimates and a Framework for Action
UNAIDS, UNICEF, USAID, July 2004. [PDF, 6.3MB]
decorative spacerSub-National Distribution and Situation of Orphans: An Analysis of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Focus Countries
Florence Nyangara. USAID, March 2004. [PDF, 5MB]
decorative spacerBreaking the Silence: Memory Books and Succession Planning - The Experience of NACWOLA and Save the Children UK in Uganda
Sophie Witter. Save the Children UK, 2004. [PDF, 884K]
decorative spacerReaching Out to Africa's Orphans: A Framework for Public Action
Kalanidhi Subbarao, Diane Coury. The World Bank, 2004. [PDF, 2.3MB]
decorative spacerFamily and Community Interventions for Children Affected by AIDS
Linda Richter, Julie Manegold, Riashnee Pather. Human Sciences Research Council, 2004.
decorative spacerAddressing the Educational Needs of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Tania Boler, Kate Carroll. ActionAid International, Save the Children Fund, December 2003. [PDF, 231K]
decorative spacerChildren's Participation in HIV/AIDS Programming
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, December 2002. [PDF, 502K]
decorative spacerUnderstanding Community Responses to the Situation of Children Affected by AIDS: Lessons for External Agencies
Geoff Foster, draft paper prepared for the UNRISD project HIV/AIDS and Development, March 2002. [PDF, 539K]
decorative spacer"We Will Bury Ourselves": A Study of Child-Headed Households on Commerical Farms in Zimbabwe
Lynn Walker. Farm Orphan Support Trust of Zimbabwe, 2002. [PDF, 515K]
decorative spacerInvesting in Our Future: Psychosocial Support for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS--A Case Study in Zimbabwe and the United Republic of Tanzania
UNAIDS, July 2001. [PDF, 710K].
decorative spacerMaking a Difference for Children Affected by AIDS: Baseline Findings from Operations Research in Uganda
Laelia Zoe Gilborn, Rebecca Nyonyintono, Robert Kabumbuli, and Gabriel Jagwe-Wadda. Horizons Project/Population Council, June 2001. [PDF, 564K]
decorative spacerAIDS, Public Policy and Child Well-Being
Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Ed. UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC), n.d. A regularly-updated collection of HIV/AIDS policy documents.
Research Summaries
decorative spacerOrphanhood and the Long-Run Impact on Children
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt, Stefan Dercon. World Bank, September 2005. [PDF, 144K]
decorative spacerEducation and Nutritional Status of Orphans and Children of HIV-Infected Parents in Kenya
Vinod Mishra, Fred Arnold, Fredrick Otieno, Anne Cross, Rathavuth Hong. MEASURE DHS, August 2005. [PDF, 389K]
Provider Education and Training
decorative spacerHIV/AIDS and Children's Migration: A Training Manual for Community Workers
Nicola Ansell, Lorraine Young. Brunel University, 2004. [PDF, 612K]
decorative spacerThe Rights of Children and Youth Infected and Affected by HIV/AIDS: Trainers' Handbook
Ann Strode, Kitty Barrett Grant, Save the Children UK, July 2003. [PDF, 701K]
Program Management Materials
decorative spacerOrphans and Vulnerable Children Support Toolkit
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Family Health International, 2006. An electronic library of resources for use by organizations and individuals working with orphans and other vulnerable children.
decorative spacerThe OVC Toolkit for SSA: A Toolkit on How to Support Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) - Second Edition
The World Bank, August 2005. Also available in French.
decorative spacerHIV in Schools: Good Practice Guide to Supporting Children Infected or Affected by HIV
Magda Conway. National Children's Bureau, 2005. [PDF, 122K]
decorative spacerConducting a Participatory Situation Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: Guidelines and Tools
Renee DeMarco. Family Health International, April 2005. [PDF, 1.9MB] Also available in French. [PDF, 977K]
decorative spacerConducting a Situation Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Affected by HIV/AIDS
John Williamson, Adrienne Cox, Beverly Johnston. USAID, February 2004. [PDF, 837K]
decorative spacerA Parrot on Your Shoulder: A Guide for People Starting to Work With Orphans and Vulnerable Children
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2004. [PDF, 1.3MB]
decorative spacerChild Needs Assessment Tool Kit
Task Force for Child Survival and Development, The World Bank, March 2002.
decorative spacerBuilding Resilience in Children Affected by HIV/AIDS
Silke-Andrea Mallmann. Catholic AIDS Action, 2003. [PDF, 4.5MB]
decorative spacerMechanisms for Channeling Resources to Grassroots Groups Protecting and Assisting Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children
John Williamson, Mark Lorey, and Geoff Foster. Displaced Children and Orphans Fund of USAID and Family AIDS Caring Trust, Zimbabwe, September 20, 2001. [Word, 94K]
decorative spacerAIDS Orphans Education Trust
NGO based in Jinja, Uganda, that works to provide formal and/or vocational education to AIDS orphans.
decorative spacerChildren Affected by AIDS Foundation
Grantmaking organization that funds projects designed to make a difference in the lives of children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, primarily in the United States. Includes orphan initiatives.
decorative spacerChildren in Need Network
Consortium of over 70 NGOs, CBOs, and government departments working with children in need in Zambia.
decorative spacerCINDI-Children in Distress
Informal consortium of NGOs based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, advocating for children affected by AIDS.
decorative spacerThe Firelight Foundation
Provides small, one-year grants to grassroots, community-based projects directly supporting the fundamental needs and rights of children orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
decorative spacerThe Orphan Project: Families and Children in the HIV Epidemic
U.S.-based nonprofit organization that develops collaborative work with direct service providers and family members. Works in New York City, with organizations in other regions, and maintains a focus on global issues relating to orphans of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the developing world.
decorative spacerPopulation Council
Council's Horizons Project focuses on global operations research on HIV/AIDS/STI prevention and care and undertakes studies and issues reports regarding children affected by AIDS.
decorative spacerRainbow Children
Based in Germany; supports projects for needy children in South Africa, including children with AIDS. [German]
decorative spacerRegional Psychosocial Support Initiative for Children Affected by AIDS (REPSSI)
A five-year project aimed at improving psychosocial assistance for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.
decorative spacerSave the Children (UK)
Programs support families affected by HIV/AIDS and assist communities to care for children living with and/or orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
decorative spacerStreet Kids International
Works directly with local agencies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to encourage children living on the streets to find healthier and more rewarding ways to earn a living; to support children in starting their own small businesses; and to provide front-line workers with ideas, tools, and training.
decorative spacerUNAIDS
Includes publications on children affected by HIV/AIDS and country-level educational interventions.
decorative spacerUNICEF
Includes publications and links related to AIDS orphans.
decorative spacerWorld Bank, Early Child Development
Includes numerous links to organizations and publications related to children and caregivers affected by HIV/AIDS.