The scale, scope and impact of alternative care for OVC in developing countries
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Over 145 million children worldwide have lost one or both parents due to various causes, 15 million of these are due to AIDS; and many more have been made vulnerable due to other causes. The global community has responded by putting in place various care arrangements for these children. However, the scale, scope and impact of these alternative care approaches have not been well summarized. The aim of this literature review is to synthesize and analyze available data on alternative care placements and their impact on the lives of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). Both the short-term and long term wellbeing of a child depends a lot on where they live and the care they receive in those settings.
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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