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Entries in HIV evaluations/assessments (17)

Monday
Jul232012

Effects of a Faithfulness-Focused Curriculum on Couples From Three Regions in Uganda

In Uganda and many other African countries, it is common for new HIV infections to occur within marriages. However, relatively few prevention programs focus on the couple as a unit of behavior change. This evaluation describes how the Faithful House program has helped couples in Uganda.

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Monday
Jul232012

Effects of a Faithfulness-Focused Curriculum on HIV-Positive Couples From Four Regions in Ethiopia

Currently, Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention models focus primarily on the individual. The Faithful House curriculum was tailored to focus on strengthening the relationships of couples living with HIV. This evaluation contributes to the evidence base for couples-centered programming.

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Monday
Jul232012

The Faithful House and Uganda's National Campaign: "Go Together, Know Together"

This evaluation documents the results of the Faithful House program in Uganda. It gives special attention to the indicators and outcomes that support Uganda's national campaign to promote couples' HIV counseling and testing.

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Monday
Jul232012

Impact of a Faithfulness-Focused Curriculum on Couples From Three Regions in Ethiopia

Even though a large share of new HIV infections in many African countries
occurs within marriages or cohabiting relationships, there are relatively few prevention programs specifically focused on the couple as a unit of behavior change. This evaluation was conducted in Ethiopia to determine the long-term effects of the Faithful House program.

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Monday
Jul232012

Effects of a Values-Based Curriculum on Couples From Northwest Cameroon

CRS conducted this evaluation to measure the effectiveness of a three-day Faithful House workshop in Northwest Cameroon. The evaluation found that attendance at the workshop had a sustained effect on relevant perceptions and attitudes.

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Sunday
Jul222012

Effects of Faithfulness-Focused Curriculum on Couples From Three Countries in Africa

Effects of Faithfulness-Focused Curriculum on Couples From Three Countries in Africa   

CRS conducted this evaluation to measure the effectiveness of The Faithful House in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Uganda. The evaluation found that couples who participated in the program retained positive attitudes and behaviors that reduce HIV risk.

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Wednesday
May252011

My Skills, My Money, My Brighter Future in Rwanda: An Assessment of Economic Strengthening Interventions for Adolescent Girls

To respond to the OVC crisis in Rwanda, CRS and our Caritas partners implemented a five-year program that provided caregivers and children a range of services: education support, health care and HIV education, protection, psychosocial support, food security and nutrition assistance, and economic strengthening. Interventions examined here include vocational training, savings and internal lending communities, biointensive gardens and small-animal husbandry.

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Wednesday
May252011

My Skills, My Money, My Brighter Future in Zimbabwe: An Assessment of Economic Strengthening Interventions for Adolescent Girls

This project was designed to improve the economic status, food security, health and psychosocial well-being of out-of-school (or at risk of being out-of-school) adolescents. The assessment evaluates three economic strengthening approaches: (1) vocational training, (2) Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools and (3) Savings and Internal Lending Communities.

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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

Bridges of Hope Socioeconomic Reintegration Project

An evaluation of a project helping people living with HIV, who had been marginalized because of their illness, to reintegrate into society after antiretroviral therapy.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Pallative Care Nutritional Supplementation Targeted Evaluation

Results of a study of the impact of nutritional supplements for HIV+ home-based-care clients, not taking ARTs, on quality of life and anthropometric status.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Integration of water, sanitation and hygiene into HIV programs: Lessons from Malawi

Adequate clean water, improved sanitation infrastructure, and better hygiene may significantly improve health outcomes for people living with HIV in resource-poor settings. However, few programs effectively integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into home-based care and other HIV services.

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Tuesday
Nov252008

Home-Based Care Assessment: Giving Hope to a World in Need, 2008

Twenty-six of CRS' home-based care programs participated in an assessment of how they identify clients, what indicators are used and what monitoring challenges exist.  This report examines trends that emerged in comparing and contrasting the programs and points to promising practices in HBC models.

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Thursday
Aug282008

Determinants of Motivation and Commitment of Volunteer Caregivers: A Survey of Project Volunteers in the Diocese of Kumbo, North West Province of Cameroon

CRS Cameroon conducted operations research to assess the factors motivating OVC project volunteers.  Results were presented at the International AIDS Conference 2008.

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