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General Reports

          Internet Documents
Guide to Mobilising and Strengthening Community-Led Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
World Vision International
Internet Document

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

Suffering, silence, and status: the importance and challenges of qualitative research on AIDS orphanhood.
Cheney KE.
AIDS Care. 2015;27(1):38-40

New directions in orphan and vulnerable children policy and research: A focus on supporting "suitable" institutions when placement is "necessary" for a child.
Huynh HV.
Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2014 Jul;84(4):387-94.

Success and challenges of measuring program impacts: An international study of an infant nutrition program for AIDS orphans.
Sturtevant D, Wimmer JS.
Eval Program Plann. 2013 Oct 12;42C:50-56.

Neurologic disorders in HIV-positive orphans: 10 years of follow up.
[No authors listed]
Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2013 Sep 8;34(Suppl1):36-37.

Prevalence and predictors of HIV-related stigma among institutional- and community-based
caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children living in five less wealthy countries.
Messer LC, Pence BW, Whetten K,  et al

BMC Public Health
. 2010 Aug 19;10(1):504

Orphans, AIDS, and the Millennium Development Goals: Models and capacity to act
Kojoué Kamga L.

. 2009 Jul-Sep;19(3):134-9.

A Developmental Psychopathology Framework of the Psychosocial Needs of Children
Orphaned by HIV.
Li X, Naar-King S, Barnett D, et al 
J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care.
2008 Mar-Apr;19(2):147-57.

Extended family caring for children orphaned by AIDS: balancing essential work and caregiving
in a high HIV prevalence nations.

Heymann J, Earle A, Rajaraman D, et al
AIDS Care. 2007 Mar;19(3):337-45.
Towards a Definition of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children.
Skinner D, Tsheko N, Mtero-Munyati S, et al 

AIDS Behav. 2006 Apr 26;

Orphans of the AIDS epidemic: an examination of clinical level problems of children.
Pelton J, Forehand R.

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2005 Jun;44(6):585-91.

Conference Reports, Abstracts, and Posters

  Methodology for estimation of number of orphans
C. Gopalappa, . Stover, C. Pretorius

(XX International AIDS Conference)


Adoption/Foster Care

Adoption and Healthcare

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Evaluating Acceptability and Completeness of Overseas Immunization Records of
Internationally Adopted Children
Schulte JM, Maloney S, Aronson J, et al.
Pediatrics 2002 Feb;109(2):E22-E22

Adoption in Various Nations


          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Children of foreign origin adopted in France. Analysis of 68 cases during l2 years
at the University Hospital Center of Tours,  
Bureau JJ, Maurage C, Bremond M, et al.

Arch Pediatr
1999 Oct;6(10):1053-8


    South Africa

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries


Recommendations for the medical evaluation of children prior to adoption in South Africa.
Haeri Mazanderani AF, Du Plessis NM,  et al
S Afr Med J. 2014 Jun 19;104(8):544-9


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