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Papers/Reports | February 2, 2018

Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response Interventions Within PEPFAR HIV Pediatric Testing, Care, and Treatment

Summary Report from Key Informant Interviews and Desk Review

This report presents the preliminary findings from an ongoing project undertaken by 4Children that seeks to identify key opportunities to incorporate violence prevention and response interventions within priority PEPFAR Program Areas at clinical and community levels. The initial focus is on HIV testing and services (HTS) and pediatric care and treatment — a priority identified at an introductory meeting with selected members of the OVC and Gender Technical Working Group Advisors held in July 2015. The findings presented here draw on conclusions from the introductory meeting, a desk review and over 25 interviews, including 18 country-level key informants covering nine countries.

  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Acronyms
  • Executive Summary
    • Evidence from the global literature
    • Findings from the field
    • Recommendations and next steps.
  1. Background
  2. Methodology
  3. Preliminary findings.
    1. Global evidence on scale and scope of HIV and violence against children.
      1. Scale and scope of violence against children
      2. Violence against children as a factor in increased HIV risk or worsened HIV outcomes
      3. HIV as a factor in increased risk of violence
      4. Evidence about interventions to address HIV and violence risk.
    2. Findings from the field
      1. Service providers’ awareness of and engagement with potential VAC-HIV synergies.
      2. How HTS and pediatric care and treatment programs encounter children who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing violence
      3. Existing practices to prevent and/or respond to cases of violence against children within existing services
      4. Barriers for making VAC and HIV linkages.
      5. Opportunities for making VAC and HIV linkages.
  4. Recommendations and Next Steps.
    1. Preliminary conclusions and recommendations.
    2. Recommended next steps
  • Annex A: Key Informant Interview Protocol
  • Annex B: Key Informants Interviewed
  • Bibliography