The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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In 2002, the Human Sciences Research Council was commissioned by the WK Kellogg Foundation to develop and implement a five-year intervention project focusing on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in southern Africa. In collaboration with several partner organisations, the project currently focuses on how children, families and communities in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS. The aim of the project is to develop models of best practise so as to enhance and improve support structures for OVC in the southern African region as a whole.

This report forms part of a series that examines the work undertaken as part of the Kellogg OVC Intervention Project from 2002 to 2005.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 152
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2146-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2146-8
Publish Year : 2006
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Foreword

Authors

Contributors

Acknowledgments

List of Tables and Figures

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Executive Summary

1. Introduction


2. Methodology


3. Results


4. Discussion


5. Conclusion and Recommendations



Appendices


References

Shungu Munyati is Research Director at the Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe and a member of Zimbabwe's National Institute of Health Research Committee.

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