Costs, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of ovc interventions
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More than 1 out of every 10 children in sub-Saharan Africa and 1 out of 15 in Asia are orphans. A significant proportion of these children in sub-Saharan Africa were orphaned because one or both parents died from AIDS. Large numbers of other children are vulnerable to becoming orphans because one or both parents are HIV-infected. In response to the needs to children who are orphaned or made more vulnerable because of HIV/AIDS, the U.S. government through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) spent about $1 billion during 2006-2008 on activities to improve the wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Through the Reauthorization Act of 2008 , significant sums will continue to be allocated to OVC programs between 2009 and 2013. Given the past and continuing magnitude of the U.S. public’s investment in PEPFAR-funded OVC programs, combined with several years of implementation experience, this report reviews existing literature addressing the costs, the impacts/outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of OVC programs/interventions.
This item is archived in the repository for materials published for the USAID supported Orphans and Vulnerable Children Comprehensive Action Research Project (OVC-CARE) at the Boston University Center for Global Health and Development.
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