Towards a definition of orphaned and vulnerable children

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dc.description.abstract The HIV epidemic presents challenges including orphans and a large mass of children rendered vulnerable by the epidemic and other societal forces. Focus on orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) is important, but needs accurate definition. Twelve focus group interviews of service providers, leaders in these communities, OVC and their caretakers were conducted at six project sites across Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe to extend this definition. The loss of a parent through death or desertion is an important aspect of vulnerability. Additional factors leading to vulnerability included severe chronic illness of a parent or caregiver, poverty, hunger, lack of access to services, inadequate clothing or shelter, overcrowding, deficient caretakers, and factors specific to the child, including disability, direct experience of physical or sexual violence, or severe chronic illness. Important questions raised in this research include the long-term implications for the child and community, and the contribution of culture systems. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA en
dc.subject ORPHANS en
dc.subject WELL-BEING (HEALTH) en
dc.subject INFORMAL CARE en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.title Towards a definition of orphaned and vulnerable children en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 10(6) en
dc.BudgetYear 2006/07 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle AIDS and Behavior en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4119 en
dc.PageNumber 619-626 en
dc.outputnumber 2666 en
dc.bibliographictitle Skinner, D., Tsheko, N., Mtero-Munyati, S., Segwabe, M., Chibatamoto, P., Mfecane, S., Chandiwane, B., Nkomo, N., Tlou, S. & Chitiyo, G. (2006) Towards a definition of orphaned and vulnerable children. AIDS and Behavior. 10(6):619-626. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Skinner, D. en
dc.contributor.author2 Tsheko, N. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mtero-Munyati, S. en
dc.contributor.author4 Segwabe, M. en
dc.contributor.author5 Chibatamoto, P. en
dc.contributor.author6 Mfecane, S. en
dc.contributor.author7 Chandiwane, B. en
dc.contributor.author8 Nkomo, N. en
dc.contributor.author9 Tlou, S. en
dc.contributor.author10 Chitiyo, G. en

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