The State of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Abstract

Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in orphanages benefit from the educational, health care and nutritional support interventions because OVC in orphanages are well organised, easy to target and reach with interventions as compared to OVC in individual households. To make an effective and sustainable shift towards the proposed approach of keeping more OVC in households, it is important that the necessary structures and mechanisms are instituted to identify and reach these OVC, their household and family members. This study, an output from the ABBA RPC, conducted in the first quarter of 2008, describes the state of AIDS OVC, comparing OVC in households and orphanages, considering the available interventions provided for OVC in the Central region of Ghana.

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The State of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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