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Resources on Children and HIV and AIDS

Mapping of Social Protection Measures for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

Published: September 2012

Publisher: UNICEF EAPRO

This regional assessment reviews the extent to which children and households affected by HIV are being supported within existing national social protection frameworks in nine countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and Viet Nam. A set of child- and HIV-focused criteria were used to examine existing policies and programmes, with the goal of understanding country examples around implementation, funding, coverage, mechanisms for monitoring and delivery, and national priorities. Click here to download the publication.

Short course : Understanding the Focus on Young People from Key Affected Populations in Concentrated and Low Prevalence HIV Epidemics

Published: September 2012

Publisher: UNICEF EAPRO

The short course materials are designed for all government counterparts, UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs working to support most at risk and vulnerable adolescents and young people in the areas of research, policy and programming and/or service provision. The course is also open to young people working in a significant capacity to advance young people’s issues at different levels and across sectors. Click here to download the course materials.


Partnering with Religious Communities for Children

Published: January 2012
Publisher: UNICEF

The publication is primarily intended to strengthen those partnerships and make them even more effective as we work together to improve children’s lives. It provides valuable information about religious traditions, identifying the diversity of perspectives that often exist even within the same tradition. The guide also includes useful examples of partnering and best practices across a range of programme areas, including child protection, education, health, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS, among others.



Elimination of New Paediatric HIV Infections and Congenital Syphilis in Asia-Pacific 2011-2015: Conceptual Framework and Monitoring and Evaluation Guide
Publication year: August 2011
Publisher: UNICEF EAPRO
Language: English

This publication consisting of a) Conceptual Framework; and b) Monitoring and Evaluation guide is designed to provide the Asia Pacific region with a common, systematic approach  to the elimination of new paediatric HIV infections and congenital syphilis, and improvement of maternal and child health and survival in the context of HIV/STIs. It serves as a tool to advocate for government endorsement of the elimination initiative at the highest levels, as a key demonstration of regional commitment to working towards a generation free of HIV and Syphilis. Click here to download the publication.


Towards Eliminating New HIV Infections in Children and Congenital Syphilis in Asia-Pacific: The 8th Meeting of the Asia-Pacific UN Task Force for the Prevention of Parents-to-Child Transmission of HIV
Publication year: August 2011
Publisher: UNICEF EAPRO
Language: English

This reports documents the proceedings of the 8th Meeting of the Asia-Pacific UN Task Force for the Prevention of Parents-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Vientiane, Lao PDR from 23-25 November 2010. This meeting was historic in its adoption of the goal of eliminating Parents-to-Child Transmission and congenital syphilis in the region by 2015. The report captures knowledge and experiences shared by participants, and challenges in achieving the goal of elimination. It also includes outcomes of a meeting of PPTCT Task Force secretariat members on 26 November 2010. Click here to download the report.


Investing in Youth Policy
Several countries throughout the Asia Pacific region have shown initiative developing and implementing youth-specific policy. UNICEF saw an opportunity to showcase some of the promising practices and initiate shared learning between countries. This resulting e-book 'Investing in Youth Policy' provides rationale for why youth policy is important and outlines elements to developing a youth policy, includinig the need to create policy that responds to the specific needs to young people most at risk of HIV. The e-book is available online; http://www.investinginyouthpolicy.com/


Profiles in Equity: Better Practices for Women, Children and AIDS
Publication year: June 2011
Publisher: UNICEF NYHQ
Language: English

Gender and poverty are the themes that underpin many of the determinants of inequity within the AIDS response – and are some of the most reliable determinants of inequity across many measures of health and development. This publication aims to showcase some good practices which address gender and other drivers of inequity, leading to improved results for women and children. Click here for full report.


Assessment: Life-Skills Based Curriculum Project in Lao PDR
Publication year: June 2011
Publisher: UNICEF Asia-Pacific Shared Services Center (APSSC) and East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO)
Language: English

The Assessment of the Life-Skills Based Curriculum Project in Lao PDR investigates the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of students on reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and drugs. It describes what the young people know and makes clear specific recommendations to the Ministry of Education to support the national response on HIV & AIDS and STIs. Click to download the full report.



Rapid Assessment: Most-At-Risk Adolescents and Young People to HIV in Lao PDR
Publication year: June 2011
Publisher: UNICEF Asia-Pacific Shared Services Center (APSSC) and East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO)
Language: English

This publication summarizes the findings of the preliminary investigation in relation to the behaviours, attitudes and social characteristics of adolescents and young people engaged in high-risk behaviour for HIV in Lao PDR. It presents key issues to be considered in programme design and implementation for most-at-risk adolescents (MARA) and most-at-risk young people (MARYP) and proposes new areas of research on MARA/MARYP. Click here to download the full report.


Taking Evidence to Impact: Making a Difference for Vulnerable Children Living in a World with HIV and AIDS
Publication year: 2011

HIV-affected children continue to face enormous challenges, including the burden of care for sick relatives, trauma from the loss of parents, economic distress due to declining household incomes and high health costs. Click to read.


Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Publication year: 2011

The young women and men living with HIV today are the most visible evidence of the world’s failure to keep its promise to prevent HIV infection among young people and to empower them to protect themselves and live healthy, AIDS-free lives.  Click to read.

Together We Can: The Success of the Mingende Practice Model for Preventing Parent-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Papua New Guinea
Publication year: October 2010
Publisher: UNICEF EAPRO
Language: English

The report documents the Mingende practice model for preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV (PPTCT) and analyses factors leading to the success of the PPTCT programme at the Mingenede Rural Hospital (MRH), Papua New Guinea. It captures innovative methods and processes that have led to the MRH's successful follow up for the continuum of care to reduce fall out rates and improve timely ART provision as well as adherence. Click to download the full report.


I Feel I Can Never Get Infected, Understanding HIV and AIDS Risk and Vulnerability
Publication year: October 2010
Publisher: UNICEF Pacific
Languages: English

UNICEF Pacific has supported the Governments of Kiribati, Vanuatu & Solomon Islands to produce baseline reports that provide data on the knowledge, attitudes & practices of most at risk and especially vulnerable adolescents and  young people..

Kiribati Baseline |Part 1|, |Part2|, |Part3|

Solomon Islands Baseline |Part 1| , |Part 2|

Vanuatu Baseline |Part 1|, |Part2|

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Assessment: Leveraging ICT Effectively to Strengthen HIV Prevention for Newborns and Monitoring of Maternal and Child Health in Asia-Pacific
Publication year: November 2010
Publisher: UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) and Asia-Pacific Shared Service Center (APSSC)
Languages: English

This regional ICT assessment completed in 11 countries examines the current and potential use of ICT in strengthening the monitoring of PMTCT outcomes, primarily by addressing loss to follow-up in advancing the course towards elimination of paediatric HIV by 2015 or beyond. It is envisaged that the findings and ways forward outlined in this assessment will bring greater clarity in leveraging ICT effectively to strengthen PMTCT, Maternal and Child Health and the health information system. Click to download the full report.

 

Children and AIDS: Fifth Stocktaking Report, 2010
Publication year: December 2010
Publisher: UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNESCO
Languages: English

While children in general have benefited enormously from the substantial progress made in the AIDS responses, there are millions of women and children who have fallen through the cracks due to inequities rooted in gender, economic status, geographical location, education level and social status. Lifting these barriers is crucial to universal access to knowledge, care, protection, and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) for all women and children. Click to download the full report.


Towards Universal Access: Scaling up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector
Publication year: September 2010
Publisher: WHO, UNAIDS and UNICEF
Languages: English

This report shows tremendous progress in the global HIV/AIDS response. However, at least 5 million people living with HIV still do not have access to life-prolonging treatment and care. Prevention services fail to reach many in need. Governments and international partners must accelerate their efforts to achieve universal access to treatment. Click to read the full report.

Getting It Right: Case Studies on Paediatric HIV Treatment, Care and Support in Thailand and Cambodia
Publication year: June 2010
Publisher: UNICEF EAPRO
Languages: English

This report presents two case studies on paediatric HIV programmes in Thailand and Cambodia that have yielded significant results for children. While essential ingredients of success have been identified, experiences and lessons learned in these two case studies may prove useful for others engaged in, or planning to engage in developing national and local programmatic response to paediatric HIV.
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Access to Essential Needs and Services for Children - Orphans and Poverty Status: A Study on Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF EAPRO
Languages: English

This study examines the factors that are associated with access to basic material and education needs of orphaned and non-orphaned children in poverty situatuions in Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam. The overall implications of this study have relevance for policies intended to ensure the protection and access to basic services of children affected by HIV. Click to download the report.



Children and AIDS: Fourth Stocktaking Report, 2009
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Languages: English

The Fourth Stocktaking Report, produced by UNICEF, in partnership with UNAIDS, WHO and UNFPA, is an annual report that examines current knowledge on the global response for children, progress, emerging evidence and case studies of best practices as they related to four programme areas known as the "Four Ps". Click to download the full report and its summary.

Regional Review: Buddhist Leadership Initiative
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF EAPRO
Languages: English

"Regional Review: Buddhist Leadership Initiative" presents the synthesis of the review undertaken in the five countries (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam) and the impact of the BLI as a regional initiative. The report identifies achievements, and limitations of the BLI as well as lessons learnt. Recommendations for strengthening and expanding the BLI interventions are included.

Click here to download the report.

 
HIV Counselling Resource Package
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF EAPRO
Languages: English

The HIV Counselling Resource Package is a modular, three-part resource and training package tailored to the sociocultural and epidemic contexts of the Asia Pacific region. This package focuses on meeting the specific needs of women, children and Most-At-Risk Populations (MARPs) in vulnerable marginalized communities. It outlines the key activities and information involved in training HIV counsellors and goes beyond simple pre and post-test counselling.

HIV Counselling Handbook for the Asia-Pacific

HIV Counselling Trainer’s Manual for the Asia-Pacific

Tools for HIV Counselling for the Asia-Pacific

Brochure: HIV Counselling Resource Package for the Asia-Pacific


Pacific PMTCT Training Package - Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands

Publication year: July 2008
Publisher: UNICEF Pacific
Languages: English

The Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Training Package was developed as a key component  in the effort to build capacity to accelerate the scale-up of PMTCT services across these four Pacific Island countries. The overall goal of the Training Package is to promote HIV-free child survival in the Pacific through an integrated, comprehensive approach to HIV and STI  prevention and care for women and men at the reproductive stage of their life, and their children. This Training Package consists of the Participant Manual, Trainer Manual and Presentation Booklet.

Click here to download the package.

Families and Children Affected by HIV/AIDS and Other Vulnerable Children
Publication year: 2006
Publisher: UNICEF PNG
Languages: English

This study conducted in PNG provides an overview of the situation of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and of other vulnerable children. Its purpose is to assist the Government, civil society organisations and development partners in the development of policies and programmes for on-going support, and in the monitoring of community-based assistance to families and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

To download this study report, please click the link below;
National Situation Analysis on Children Affected by HIV and AIDS and Other Vulnerable Children in Papua New Guinea

Protection, Care and Support for Children Vulnerable to Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect in the Context of the HIV Epidemic in Papua New Guinea: 4 Year National Strategy 2008-2011

This 2008-2011 goal of PNG national strategy is to improve the wellbeing of children vulnerable to violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect by increasing their access to essential services in the areas of protection, education and health and by strengthening family, community, civil society and Government, child protection systems.

Click the link below to download the full report;
Four Year National Strategy - 2008 - 2011 : Protection, Care and Support of Children Vulnerable to Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect in the context of the HIV epidemic in Papua New Guinea


Other publications

Scaling Up Early Infant Diagnosis and Linkages to Care and Treatment - Briefing Paper

Booklet on "Factsheet on Children and HIV & AIDS" - Vietnam

HIV Fact Sheets - Philippines

Protection and care for children faced with HIV and AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific: Issues, priorities and responses in the region
The objective of this report is to provide decision makers, programme managers and advocates for children with guidance for framing and analysing available evidence and responses, and in setting priorities for the protection and care for children...

HIV & AIDS: Leaving No Child Behind - A Media Guide
The aim of this media guide, therefore, is to make journalists our partners in spotlighting the special needs of children and young people in Malaysia’s response to HIV and AIDS. Through accurate, responsible and original journalism, the media will help..

Cash Transfers to Improve the Protection and Care of Vulnerable Children and to Empower Families in the Context of the HIV Epidemic in Papua New Guinea
Social cash transfer can support improved nutrition, education and protection for children affected by HIV and AIDS. Theprotection of these and other vulnerable children from violence, abuse and exploitation is a critical issue for Papua NewGuinea.

Background paper: East Asia and Pacific Regional Partnership Forum on Children and HIV&AIDS, 31 March - 2 April 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
The background paper for the Regional Partnership Forum on Children and HIV & AIDSacknowledges the achievements since the East Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation onChildren and HIV & AIDS held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, in March 2006.

Cash Transfers to Improve the Protection and Care of Vulnerable Children and to Empower Families in the Context of the HIV Epidemic in Papua New Guinea
International experience has proven that social cash transfers can be a flexible instrument of social policy, capable of achieving multiple outcomes even while directly addressing a single objective. Generally aimed at preventing destitution...

Report: East Asia and Pacific Regional Partnership Forum on CHILDREN and HIV & AIDS, 31 March - 2 April 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
The report on the Regional Partnership Forum on Children and HIV and AIDS captures thediscussions and deliberations of the 133 delegates representing 17 countries. It affirms thecommitment made at the Hanoi Consultation in March 2006 to minimize...

Report: Interfaith Consultation: Children and HIV & Aids, 15-17 January 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
0n 15-17 January 2008, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office convened an Interfaith Consultationon Children and HIV in Bangkok, Thailand. The Consultation was attended by over 80 leaders from FaithBased Organizations (FBOs)...

Background paper: Interfaith Consultation: Children and HIV & Aids, 15-17 January 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
This background paper of the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Interfaith Consultation: Children &HIV presents regional strategies to strengthen the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in respondingto HIV & AIDS.

Children and AIDS: Third Stocktaking Report, 2008
This Stocktaking Report, the third since the Unite for Children,Unite against AIDS initiative was launched in 2005, examinesdata on progress, emerging evidence, and current knowledgeand practice for children as they relate to four programme areas...

Families and children affected by HIV and AIDS and other vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea and other vulnerable children
Families and Children Affected by HIV and AIDS and Other Vulnerable Children in Papua New Guinea and OtherVulnerable Childrenxii identifies sixteen (16) recommendations for action to respond to the needs of Papua New Guinea’smost vulnerable children....

A profile of UNICEF's response in East Asia and the Pacific 2007
This 2007 report is updated from an earlier version released in October 2006. Our aim is to provide thelatest information of collaborative actions between UNICEF and governments, civil society, the UnitedNations system and international partners..

Scaling up HIV testing and counseling in Asia and the Pacific
In response to concerns over low coverage of HIV testing and counselling in the Asia Pacific region, a “JointWHO/UNICEF/UNAIDS technical consultation on scaling up HIV testing and counselling in the Asia Pacific” washeld in Phnom Penh, Cambodia..

Scaling up voluntary counselling and testing services: Lessons learned from Cambodia
The scaling up of VCT access was integral in the success of Cambodia’s national HIV response and subsequent stabilizing of the epidemic. That scaling up was a result of close coordination andcollaboration between the Government and international .....

Caring Dads Pamphlet
“Caring Dads” campaign aimed at inspiring working fathers to care for children and protect their families from HIV. The pamphlet contains the campaign's key messages.

A Buddhist approach to HIV prevention and AIDS care: A training manual for monks, nuns and other Buddhist leaders. 2006
The manual provides a guide for Buddhist monks, nuns and leaders in HIV prevention and care. It details how they work within communities to prevent the spread of HIV, offer care and support and to promote compassion for those living with HIV and AIDS.

Report on the East Asia and Pacific regional consultation on children and HIV/AIDS, Hanoi, Viet Nam. 2006
This first high-level meeting on children and HIV/AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific was to map out and commit to scaled-up, comprehensive national and regional responses to the epidemic, with children and young people as the main focus.

Global campaign on children and AIDS: A profile of UNICEF's response in East Asia and the Pacific. 2006
This report provides an update of actions in the East Asia and the Pacific region related the ‘Four Ps’ of primary prevention, preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), paediatric AIDS treatment and the protection of children.

Families and children affected by HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea. 2006
This study provides an overview of the situation of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and of other vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea.

Life skills and leadership camps: Towards a model for the support and participation of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Lao PDR. 2006
The book describes the planning, implementation and evaluation of the first two lifeskills and leadership camps for HIV/AIDS affected children in Lao PDR, which were arranged in Champassack and in Vientiane in early 2006.

Situation review on women, children & the HIV epidemic in the Pacific. 2006
Fact sheet on the situation of women, children and the HIV epidemic in the Pacific.

Situation review on adolescents & the HIV epidemic in the Pacific. 2006
Fact sheet on the situaiton of HIV epidemic and AIDS among adolescents in the Pacific.

Pacific: Children and HIV/AIDS – A call to action. 2006
The report provides an assessment of the HIV and AIDS epidemics and its impact on children and young people in the Pacific. Also focuses on prevention, providing treatment, protection and support.

Scaling up the response for children. 2006
Background paper distributed in the East Asia and Pacific regional consultation on children and HIV/AIDS, Hanoi, Viet Nam 22–24 March 2006.

Report on the intercountry technical exchange workshop on school-based counseling programming. 2006
The report provides the fundamental concepts in a school-based counseling programme based on lessons learned through Thai experiences.

Experience of HIV and AIDS and UNICEF care and support interventions in Lao PDR: A qualitative study. 2005
The study analyzes the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in Lao PDR to better understand the factors that caused their infection and the changes in their lives since the test. Their needs and aspirations are summarized and discussed.

East Asia: Children and HIV/AIDS – A call to action. 2005
East Asia has a narrow window of opportunity to halt the spread of HIV. Given the region's enormous popuplations and despite low national HIV prevalence, large numbers of men, women and children are living with or affected by HIV or AIDS.

Report of the UN Asia-Pacific regional taskforce on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. 2005
The report of the Fifth Regional Taskforce Meeting provides up-to-date information from country level and the latest technical and scientfic data on preventing of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Also includes all presentations from the meeting.

Situation review on women, children and HIV/AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific. 2005
Fact sheet on the situation of women, children and HIV and AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific.

Situation review on adolescents and HIV/AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific. 2005
Fact sheet on adolescents and HIV and AIDS in East Asia and the Pacific.

Situation review on using data to guide HIV/AIDS prevention and care in East Asia and the Pacific. 2005
Fact sheet on using data to guide HIV prevention and care in East Asia and the Pacific.

Report of the paediatric HIV consultation. 2004
The report highlights lessons learned on the care, support and treatment for children infected with HIV. Also provides a summary of the main issues and suggested improvements as presented and discussed during the consultation.

The framework: For the protection, care and support of orphans and vulnerable children living in a world with HIV and AIDS. 2004
The framework is based on lessons learned from global and regional experiences. It considers families, communities and children as the foundation for effective response. It concludes by defining key actions that must be taken urgently.

Report on the regional forum on lifeskills-based education for behaviour development and change. 2004
This regional forum initiated by UNICEF allowed countries to exchange "good practice" experiences in the development of lifeskills-based education through schools.

What parliamentarians can do about HIV/AIDS: Action for children and young people. 2004
Provides facts and information on HIV and AIDS for parliamentarians. A strong commitment to act from leaders can reduce the HIV and AIDS epidemics around the world.

What religious leaders can do about HIV/AIDS: Action for children and young people. 2004
A resource that religious leaders can use to explore ways of responding to HIV and AIDS, including basic facts about the diseases and how to prevent them. Also suggests ways that leaders can generate action against HIV and AIDS within their communities.

Summary document of young people's participation at the 14th international conference on the reduction of drug related harm, Chiang Mai, Thailand, April 2003
Report on consultations with young people related to drug use. Recommendations for developing effective policies and programmes as well as appendices on the country consultations and conference sessions are also included.

Talking to our teens Talking to our teens about HIV/AIDS [CD-ROM]. 2005

A compilation of information booklets and prevention activities to aid parents in talking about HIV and AIDS and related issues with young family members.


Children and HIV/AIDS Children and HIV/AIDS: A compilation of publications produced by or supported by UNICEF [CD-ROM]. 2005

Contains key publications related to HIV and AIDS that have been produced or supported by UNICEF, including global policies and guidelines, study reports, country assessment reports, tools and training materials.


With hope and help: The positive face of HIV/AIDS along the Mekong With hope and help: The positive face of HIV/AIDS along the Mekong [CD-ROM]. 2003

HIV positive people from the Mekong region give powerful testimonies to the reality of the HIV/AIDS risk. "With hope and help" documents their experiences and coping strategies, their hopes and fears.


With hope and help Cambodia With hope and help Cambodia: The positive face of HIV and AIDS in Cambodia [CD-ROM]. 2003

Stories of HIV positive people from Cambodia. This CD documents their experiences and coping strategies, their hopes and fears.


With hope and help China With hope and help China: The positive face of HIV and AIDS in China [CD-ROM]. 2003

Stories of HIV positive people from China. This CD documents their experiences and coping strategies, their hopes and fears.


With hope and help - Indonesia With hope and help Indonesia: The positive face of HIV and AIDS in Indonesia [CD-ROM]. 2003

Stories of HIV positive people from Indonesia. This CD documents their experiences and coping strategies, their hopes and fears.


With hope and help Laos With hope and help Laos: The positive face of HIV and AIDS in Laos [CD-ROM]. 2003

Stories of HIV positive people from Laos. This CD documents their experiences and coping strategies, their hopes and fears.


With hope and help Thailand With hope and help Thailand: The positive face of HIV and AIDS in Thailand [CD-ROM]. 2003

Stories of HIV positive people from Thailand. This CD documents their experiences and coping strategies, their hopes and fears.


With hope and help Viet Nam With hope and help Viet Nam: The positive face of HIV and AIDS in Viet Nam [CD-ROM]. 2003

Stories of HIV positive people from Viet Nam.  This CD documents their experiences and coping strategies, their hopes and fears.

CD-ROMs are available upon request.


 

 
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