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Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: Proceedings of a workshop

This report is a summary of a workshop aimed to identify how the health care workforce can be strengthened to support both community living and community participation for adults with disabilities and older adults.

‘This word volunteer is killing us’: Making sense of volunteering in social welfare provision for orphans and vulnerable children in rural Zimbabwe

This qualitative study explored how volunteers delivering social welfare to orphans and vulnerable children through a community initiative supported by donors made sense of volunteering during a period of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe. Volunteering masked the cost of participation, thereby potentially...

Improving Child Wellbeing and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of social protection

Adequate transfer size, availability of child care services, greater use of sensitisation opportunities, and appropriate roles and responsibilities for social workers and other programme staff are crucial for improving positive impacts and reducing potential negative side effects.

The Cost and Economic Impact of Violence Against Children

The consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children can be as high as $7 trillion. While it is clear that ‘prevention pays’, levels of spending on preventive and responsive actions in relation to violence against children remain very low and are frequently not even...

South African Child Gauge 2016

An annual publication that provides a snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children, the 2016 issue focuses on children social assistance.

Bridging the Gap: The impact of home visiting programs for orphans and vulnerable children on social grant uptake in South Africa

Cash transfer programs hold significant potential to mitigate the economic burdens resulting from the HIV epidemic and enhance the wellbeing of affected children. South Africa offers two cash transfers, and comparison studies show that OVC programs that are staffed with trained paraprofessionals...

32 Core Indicators: Measuring the Strength of National Social Service Systems

These 32 core indicators have been developed to measure the strength of national social service systems in the areas of leadership and governance, workforce, financing, information management systems, and coordination and networking.

UNHCR Guidelines on Determining the Best Interests of the Child

These Guidelines describe a formal mechanism to determine the best interests of the child (BID). BID systems should not, however, be established in isolation of other protection measures taken for the benefit of children falling under UNHCR’s mandate. The mechanism is thus designed as part of a...

Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Human Resources for Health and Social Welfare Strategic Plan 2014-2019

This strategic plan provides a framework and clear path toward the attainment of adequate and competent health and social welfare workforce that is motivated and equitably distributed to all parts of the country. Five core values are identified in the document as goals for implementation.

Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Human Resource for Health Strategic Plan 2008-2013

This Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan has been developed with a view to creating an enabling environment to promote participation of key Human Resource for Health and Social Welfare stakeholders in addressing human resource crisis in the health sector. Specific focus is on planning and...

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