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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 : 148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 56
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2138-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2138-3
Publish Year : 2006
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At the time of this occassional paper, Brian van Wyk was a doctoral intern in Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health Research at the Human Sciences Research Council. He completed a DPhil degree in Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch and subsequently trained in quantitative and qualitative research at the Health Systems Research Unit of the Medical Research Council (MRC) of South Africa.

Anna Strebel is currently a Managing Partner at Headways Research Training and Development, Cape Town. She was previously professor in the Psychology Department at the University of the Western Cape. She is both a registered researcher and clinical psychologist and has worked in a number of psychiatric hospitals. She completed her D. Phil in Psychology at UCT on women and AIDS. Her current research interests include STI/HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality, focusing especially on project evaluations.

Professor Karl Peltzer is a research director in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme of the HSRC. He obtained a Dr.habil in health psychology at the University of Klagenfurt, a PhD in social health psychology at the University of Hannover, and an MA in clinical psychology at the University of Bremen.

Dr Donald Skinner is former chief research specialist in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme of the HSRC. He is currently based at the University of Stellenbosch.
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