The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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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.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 184
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2067-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2067-6
Publish Year : 2004

Section one
1. Introduction

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


Section two
Annotated bibliography

Prof. Linda Richter is Executive Director of the Child, Youth and Family Development research programme of the HSRC. She is also the Chair of Psychology and an elected Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She holds an honorary professorship in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and is a consultant in the HIV Prevention Trials Unit at the Medical Research Council, Durban.

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