The report forms part of a project funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation to implement a strategy for the care of orphans and vulnerable children in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It reviews the available scientific and programmatic information on interventions aimed at children, families, households and communities.
Specifically, the report considers home-based child-centred development programmes focusing on health and nutrition; psychosocial care and management of inherited assets; interventions directed at supporting families and households to cope with the HIV/AIDS problem and interventions directed at building the capacities of communities to provide long-term care and support for children and households.
It also contains a valuable annotated bibliography of available literature in this area.
2. The impact of HIV/AIDS on children, families and communities
3. Community-based approaches to caring for children affected by HIV/AIDS
4. Orphan registration programmes
5. Facilitating access to adequate nutrition and healthcare
6. Facilitating access to education
7. Addressing childrens emotional needs
8. Protecting children
9. Community mobilisation and micro-finance
10. The role of government
10.1 The role of the private sector
11. Monitoring and evaluation of support efforts
12. Intervention-linked research
13. General programme approach
Responses developed by stakeholders to meet OVCs needs for OVC living in family-like settings
Interventions to improve the financial situation of families fostering OVC
Risks and interventions to help families meet OVCs basic needs