OVC estimation calculator

MEASURE Evaluation

This Excel workbook is designed to assist PEPFAR orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) country programs to estimate the size of two groups of potentially vulnerable children.

At present, four countries in the PEPFAR OVC portfolio do not have a recent DHS survey with HIV testing: Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, and South Sudan. For these countries, linear regression is a reasonable way to estimate at the national level the proportion of children who live in a household with an HIV-positive adult and the proportion of children who are orphans or coresident children living in a household with an HIV-positive adult. This OVC estimation calculator can be used to predict these two indicators at the national level and to extrapolate the predicted proportions to numbers of children.

March 28, 2017
Resource types
adult HIV prevalence, children, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), OVC, linear regression, co-resident children, key populations, population survey, regression modeling, PEPFAR, OVC programs, vulnerable children

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