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Entries in OVC (35)

Tuesday
Jan182011

Moving toward Complete Family Care: Integrating OVC Services with HIV Treatment in Haiti

CRS has been supporting a President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) antiretroviral therapy program at Bethel Clinic, operated by The Salvation Army, in the Nippes Department of Haiti since 2004. In 2006 the PEPFAR OVC program began discussing a joint OVC/ART program which would promote high quality health care for all children living with HIV-infected adults. The integration of these programs was intended to enhance CRS-Haiti’s ability to provide a continuum of care for people living with HIV and AIDS within a community setting. This fact sheet outlines the process and outcomes of integration of these programs in Haiti.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Highlights from Catholic Relief Services OVC PEPFAR Track 1 Programs

This brochure features highlights from CRS OVC PEPFAR Track 1 Programs.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

A tool for assessing changes in OVC wellbeing over time: longitudinal data from a child’s perspective 

One challenge facing orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) programs is assessing program impact on a child’s overall wellbeing. OVC programming is often multisectoral in nature and difficult to assess, as it addresses so many facets of child wellbeing. This poster outlines an OVC Wellbeing Tool developed by Catholic Relief Services to assess self-reported child wellbeing by measuring 10 domains (food/nutrition, education shelter, economic opportunities, protection, mental health, family, health, spirituality, and community cohesion).

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Beyond beneficiary numbers: A multi-country midterm OVC program evaluation

In 2004 Catholic Relief Services began implementation of a 5-year PEPFAR-funded OVC program in 5 countries. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life of orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS. This poster outlines the results of a midterm evaluation conducted to assess implementation and to improve services to OVC.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Programming for Impact

CRS-supported orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs in southern Africa that are models of good practice.

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Monday
Jan172011

Guidance for Implementing Station Days

A Child-Centered Monitoring and Evaluation Tool

Station Days is a child-friendly M&E field activity that assists project staff who have historically been involved in projects targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) to appreciate and understand the critical issues affecting beneficiaries’ lives. This participatory activity targets children aged 10 and above. The data collected through Station Days is used to effectively measure project outputs, outcomes and impacts. Making M&E activities enjoyable for children ensures they will want to participate, which in turn improves the quality of data received. Information gathered at Station Days has proven to be consistent, reliable, comparable and much simpler to collect than data collected from other methods. More importantly though, Station Days are designed to be fun and exciting so that children appreciate and enjoy the activity. This guide explains the overall Station Days methodology and provides project managers with concrete steps to develop and implement their own version of Station Days appropriate to their country and cultural context.

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Thursday
Jan062011

New Research for Assessing a Child's Wellbeing

The Nyanza program for OVC consists of education/vocational training and health/psychosocial support.

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Tuesday
Oct262010

Active Listening: Youth Participation in M&E of OVC Wellbeing in Botswana

CRS Botswana and its local partner, the Catholic Vicariate of Francistown, used the OVC Wellbeing Tool (OWT) to establish a baseline and program design for their OVC activities. In 2009 the OWT was administered to assess program impact among orphaned or vulnerable youth.

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Monday
Aug162010

CRS OVC Programming: Making an Impact in Kenya

CRS' primary programming areas in Kenya include HIV and AIDS, water and sanitation, agriculture, microfinance, justice and peace building, emergency response and education.

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Monday
Aug162010

CRS OVC Programming: Making an Impact in Nigeria

CRS works in partnership with the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria and 11 archdioceses in eight states on a project called Scaling Up the Nigerian Faith-based Response to HIV and AIDS (SUN).

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Monday
Aug162010

CRS OVC Programming: Making an Impact in Uganda

CRS now focuses on helping Ugandan communities grow more food, increase incomes and improve overall health.

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Monday
Aug162010

CRS OVC Programming: Making an Impact in Zimbabwe

CRS and local partners are helping to improve the lives of 20,000 orphans and vulnerable children through services including antiretroviral therapy (ART), general health care, home care, school assistance, education, food security and psychosocial treatments.

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Friday
Jul302010

Using Mobile Phones to Support OVC in Tanzania: Results of an Operations Research Study

This program aims to enhance the quality and effectiveness of CRS OVC programming. Community volunteers can input data into forms on their cell phones. This information is captured, synthesized and analyzed in a database that will be available to staff and partners, including the Tanzanian government.

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Monday
Jan042010

Improving the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children through Education

This fact sheet outlines educational support provided by CRS and partners through the PEPFAR-funded OVC program.

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Friday
Sep042009

Improving the Quality of Life for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Through Food Security

This fact sheet outlines the broad forms of food security that are provided by CRS and partners through the PEPFAR-funded OVC program.

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