A Generation at Risk: The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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Geoff Foster, Carol Levine, John Williamson
Cambridge University Press, Sep 12, 2005 - Medical - 312 pages
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Millions of children worldwide have been orphaned or made vulnerable by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, while there has been significant action in the last few years by governments, international organizations, religious bodies, and nongovernmental organizations, the vast majority of children made vulnerable by AIDS have not benefited from any assistance beyond their own extended family and community. This volume's insightful perspectives from experienced professionals address these children's needs in education, community mobilization and capacity building, economic strengthening at household and community levels, psychosocial support, and civil rights.
 

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Contents

HIVAIDS and Its LongTerm Impact on Children
1
Family and CommunityBased Care for Children Affected by HIVAIDS Strengthening the Front Line Response
11
Strengthening Households and Communities The Key to Reducing the Economic Impacts of HIVAIDS on Children and Families
37
The Response of the Educational System to the Needs of Orphans and Children Affected by HIVAIDS
66
Psychosocial Impact of the HIVAIDS Epidemic on Children and Youth
93
Human Rights and Children Affected by HIVAIDS
134
Religion and Responses to Orphans in Africa
159
Making the Right Choices in the AsiaPacific Region Protecting Children and Young People from HIV and Its Impacts
181
Troubled Tapestries Children Families and the HIVAIDS Epidemic in the United States
213
Interventions to Support Children Affected by HIVAIDS
232
Finding a Way Forward Reducing the Impacts of HIVAIDS on Vulnerable Children and Families
254
Chronology of Important Events
279
Resource Guide
285
Index
295
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Dr Geoff Foster trained in medicine in London and took up an appointment in 1985 as a specialist pediatrician with the government of Zimbabwe. In 1987, he founded Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT), a faith-based nongovernmental organization and one of Africa's first AIDS service organizations. During the 1990s, FACT pioneered HIV/AIDS care, prevention and training programs including a widely replicated, community-based model supporting orphans and vulnerable children.

Carol Levine is currently director of the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund in New York City. She also directs The Orphan Project: Families and Children in the HIV Epidemic, which she founded in 1991. She was director of the Citizens Commission on AIDS in New York City from 1987 to 1991.

John Williamson is the senior technical advisor for the Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting programming for children affected by armed conflict, street children, and children affected by AIDS. Since 1994, he has written or contributed to publications concerning children orphaned or otherwise made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, including the Children on the Brink series.

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