An appraisal on care services for vulnerable children and adolescents
Improving access to, and use of, care services
Vulnerable children and adolescents (VCA) in Zambia face multiple challenges such as household poverty, violence, family separation, lack of education, malnutrition, HIV, early pregnancy and child marriage. In 2017 the Government of Zambia (GRZ), through the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) and with funding and technical assistance from UNICEF and USAID, introduced the Service Efficiency and Effectiveness for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents (SEEVCA) programme to respond to these challenges.
This appraisal of childcare services for VCAs in Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces was commissioned in 2018. The findings generated by the study will be used to identify how the SEEVCA programme can improve beneficiary access to, and use of, care services and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care service provision to VCA.
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