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Stigma reduction interventions for children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: Systematic review of intervention strategies

February 6, 2020

This review synthesized and compared stigma reduction interventions across stigmatized groups in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), specifically highlighting stigma reduction interventions that targeted children and adolescents. Within 61 unique publications describing 79 interventions, utilizing 14 unique stigma reduction strategies, 14 papers discussed 21 interventions and 10 unique strategies involving children. Most studies targeted HIV/AIDS… View Article

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Determinants of Implementing Cash Transfer Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: A Case of Isiolo County, Kenya

February 3, 2020

Cash transfer (CT) programs play a vital role in the provision of social protection systems through regular and predictable cash payments to ultra-poor households. Kenya has an established cash transfer program for orphans and vulnerable children. This study had three objectives: 1. To examine influence of government monthly cash transfer on the implementation of OVC… View Article

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Scaling Up Place-based Strategies to Strengthen Community Early Childhood Systems

January 22, 2020

With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Spring Impact has produced a new piece of qualitative research to further understand how communities across the globe are strengthening community early childhood systems supporting children and caregivers. These place-based strategies to strengthen community early childhood systems are understood as cross-sector efforts focused on improving outcomes for all… View Article

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Improving HIV Service Delivery for Infants, Children and Adolescents: A Framework for Country Programming

January 21, 2020

This framework represents strategies to address the bottlenecks across the continuum of care for infants, children, adolescents. The framework highlights the targeted and comprehensive service delivery models which emphasize strong linkages between testing, treatment and care, and between communities and facilities. This includes keeping mothers who received interventions for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission… View Article

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