The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Visit South Africa's official Covid-19 resource portal
2126  Large

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.

Product information

Format : 148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 56
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2138-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2138-3
Publish Year : 2006
Rights : World Rights
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.
Share this

You might also consider these related books

2130  Large

Psychosocial conditions of orphans and vulnerable children in two Zimbabwean districts
A baseline survey

This report forms part of a series that examines the work undertaken as part of the Kellogg OVC Intervention Project from 2002 to 2005. It focuses on how children, families and communities are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS, with particular emphasis on orphans and vulnerable children.

Product information

Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 120
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2147-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2147-5
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 133.00
1988  Large

Indigenous Knowledge and its Uses in Southern Africa

The major focus of work in indigenous knowledge in South Africa is in traditional healing and medicinal plant use. Contributors to this compilation come from both formal institutions and traditional backgrounds. They discuss the relationship between traditional and Western medicine, the needs of traditional healers and issues surrounding traditional herbal medicines.

Product information

Format : 188mm x 234mm
Pages : 166
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1692-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1692-1
Publish Year : 1996
Price R 258.00
2089  Large

HIV Risk Exposure Among Young Children
A study of 2-9 year olds served by public health facilities in the Free State, South Africa

2089
South Africa has, until now, focused its HIV prevention efforts on youth and adults, and now needs to expand its focus to include children.

Product information

Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 112
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2099-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2099-7
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 125.00
2167  Large

The Land and Property Rights of Women and orphans in the context of HIV and AIDS
Case studies from Zimbabwe

The research critically examines Zimbabwes land and agriculture policies, and the utilization and efficacy of legal redress. It suggests and develops policy responses to cushion the impact of HIV/AIDS on local communities, especially dispossessed women. While confirming the vulnerability of widows and other categories of poor and vulnerable women and children to property rights violation, the study also analyses the critical roles played by women in establishing and managing urban and rural support initiatives.

Product information

Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 96
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2135-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2135-2
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 115.00