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14 October 2009

Road to Vienna: Advancing family-centred services for children affected by HIV and AIDS

Dimakatso Mokwena

The Road to Vienna aims to address and energise the idea of family-centred services for children affected by HIV and AIDS. Two to three small meetings are envisaged, culminating in a symposium or satellite at the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference in Vienna in July 2010, as well as a session at the CCABA pre-conference symposium.

The meetings will have core participants, as well as participants specific to one of the three meetings. In addition to a CCABA Symposium and IAS Conference presentations, the initiative will also produce an integrated report on Family-Centred Approaches to Children Affected by HIV and AIDS. We are working on a special journal issue containing the papers presented at the meetings. A call for paper proposals will be posted in the near future, calling for submissions on work with children and families of especially marginalised people living with HIV or AIDS.

You can go through powerpoint presentations  from the first meeting held in Nairobi from 30 September to 1 October here (Please note these are PDF files):

A demographic perspective on households and HIV/AIDS 

Sangeetha Madhavan, University of Maryland and Victoria Hosegood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & HSRC  



Focused approach to OVC support

Ruth Odhiambo, FHI Kenya  



Safety net for orphans and vulnerable children

Daniel Kinoti ChildFund – Kenya



Steps to promote family well-being

Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus 



HIV prevention and adolescent mental health

Arvin Bhana, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa 



Parental depression: The case for family-centred approaches

Mark Tomlinson, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa  



Lessons from family-centred  paediatric HAART models 

Sarah Leeper Brown, University Medical School MS2



Family centred-approaches to the integration of PMTCT + ECD 

Theresa S. Betancourt and Mary Kay Smith Fawzi of Harvard School of Public Health



Implications for children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty

 Linda Richter, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa



Challenges and opportunities for public policy

 Charles Bruner




More background info available here.

Dimakatso Mokwena

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