Benchmark assessment of orphaned and vulnerable children in areas of the Zambia Family (ZAMFAM) Project

Mbizvo, Michael, Paul C. Hewett, Nkomba Kayeyi, Lyson Phiri, Saziso N. Mulenga, Bwalya Mushiki, Mwelwa Chibuye, and Jean Digitale

USAID and PEPFAR are supporting the Zambia Family (ZAMFAM) project to strengthen comprehensive, integrated service delivery and support to children living with, affected by, or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS (OVC) in the Lusaka, Copperbelt, Southern, and Central Provinces of Zambia. To inform that effort, Project SOAR conducted a benchmark survey among beneficiaries in the four provinces of the ZAMFAM program. The benchmark survey measured the status and conditions of OVC and their families. The findings provide a deeper understanding of the needs of OVC families and the gaps in service provision, as well as suggestions for strengthening care and support strategies for OVC in Zambia.

April 18, 2018
Year of publication
2018
Resource types
Reports and Fact sheets
Tags
ZAMFAM project, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), integrated service delivery

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