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Monitoring Outcomes of PEPFAR Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs in Haiti: Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health 2018 Survey Findings

by on January 11, 2019

Monitoring Outcomes of PEPFAR Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programs in Haiti: Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health 2018 Survey FindingsThe AIDS epidemic in Haiti has left many children in the country vulnerable to HIV, often without parents to care for them. Recognizing the enormous need for programs and services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has partnered with the government of Haiti to strengthen services for OVC and their households. Since 2010, PEPFAR OVC support has included services such as HIV testing and linkages to care and treatment, potable water, immunizations, access to healthcare and psychosocial support, provision of school fees and supplies, dietary assessment and nutritional support, HIV prevention and life skills programs, and assistance with income generating activities for foster families and caregivers.

To better understand the effects of its programs on the well-being of OVC, PEPFAR launched a global reporting requirement in 2014 to monitor the outcomes of selected projects in Haiti and other countries where it provides support for OVC. The requirement involves the collection of data for nine outcome indicators, referred to as the PEPFAR monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) OVC essential survey indicators (ESIs). In 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Haiti requested assistance from the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded MEASURE Evaluation project to conduct surveys to collect the required data for two of its ongoing OVC programs: the Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health (PIH) project, funded through the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the USAID Bien Et ak Sante Timoun (BEST) project.

This report presents the findings from the survey that MEASURE Evaluation with its local research partner, Société d’Etudes et de Formation en Information Stratégique (SEFIS), conducted for the PIH project in 2018. Survey results for the BEST project are reported here.

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