A GLOBAL HUB
ON CHILDREN AND HIV
Our mission is to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable
children through connecting the global community and providing
the most up-to-date information on HIV and other adversities.
Megan Collins for CRS
AREAS OF FOCUS
- CAPACITY BUILDING & SYSTEM STRENGTHENINGSystem strengthening includes building capacity of families, communities, civil society organizations and governments to provide social services, case management and referrals.
- CHILD PROTECTIONChild protection prevents and responds to abuse, exploitation and neglect, and family separation to ensure that children are cared for in a loving and supportive environment.
- ECONOMIC STRENGTHENINGEconomic strengthening interventions protect and strengthen the economic situation of households and empowers families to provide for the essential needs of their children.
- EDUCATIONEducation ensures children have access to a continuum of early childhood development opportunities, quality schools and life skills training to secure their future.
- HEALTH & NUTRITIONHealth and nutrition interventions for vulnerable children should provide a continuum of care that prevents and treats illness and promotes wellbeing for children and their families.
- PROGRAMMINGProgramming for vulnerable children includes general guidance on implementation, monitoring and evaluation and assuring quality services.
- PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORTPsychosocial support provides children and families with resources that build internal resilience for emotional, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
- SPECIAL POPULATIONSSpecial populations of children require additional support with individualized approaches for protection and inclusion.
Neurodevelopmental effects of ante-partum and post-partum antiretroviral exposure in HIV-exposed and uninfected children versus HIV-unexposed and uninfected children in Uganda and Malawi: a prospective cohort studyJuly 15, 2019
The effect of prolonged antiretroviral therapy (ART) exposure on newborn neurological development is a major concern for parents and healthcare workers. Findings, from a prospective cohort study in Uganda and Malawi show that in the first five years of life the neurological development of HIV-exposed but uninfected infants, exposed to maternal antiretrovirals before and after… View ArticleRead more »
Despite the central role of caregivers in managing HIV treatment for children living with HIV, viral suppression within caregiver–child dyads in which both members are living with HIV is not well described. The objective of this study was to describe the association between child and caregiver viral suppression and the factors that influence viral non-suppression… View ArticleRead more »
Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity 2019-2023: A U.S. Government Strategy for International AssistanceJuly 1, 2019
The Strategy builds on three evidence-based objectives that inform the U.S. Government’s policies and programs to benefit the world’s most-vulnerable children. The objectives are (1) Build Strong Beginnings (2) Put Family First (3) Protect Children From Violence. The guiding principles for the strategy include: adapt approaches, strengthen systems, generate and use evidence-based information, create synergies,… View ArticleRead more »
The study intends to inform the development and piloting of new approach to integrating child protection concerns into multi-purpose cash monitoring frameworks. The report summarizes findings from initial scoping studies in four countries. It also discusses a theory of change, monitoring challenges, links to existing initiatives and recommendations.Read more »
Webinar--Gendered Attitudes & Norms: Impacts on behavior, victimization, and mental health among adolescents
July 31, 2019 at 9:00AM EDT The CPC Learning Network and Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation, and Abuse (LINEA) is holding their final joi...