“A community-based evaluation of interventions for OVCs affected by HIV/AIDS”. The Study began in November 2015 and is expected to end in 2020. It is a longitudinal study that will visit children once per year for 3 years. Objectives of the Study:
- To assess the cognitive development and educational outcomes of OVC affected by HIV/AIDS and OVC access to services and support, longitudinally.
- To document and characterize aid organizations in the Macha area that serve or intend to serve OVC.
- Support our Zambia-based collaborator, MRT, in the areas of behavioral, community-oriented and program evaluation research.
- Children who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Children for whom one or both parents have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. III. Children for whom one or both parents died of HIV/AIDS. IV. Children whom their elderly primary caregiver is diagnosed.