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2017 Educational support for orphaned children: what can we learn from the African extended family structure?

This paper challenges the view that, in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the African extended family is no longer able to care for and ...

2014 Fragile families' experiences of caring for HIV-positive children: selected cases from the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal

This chapter is drawn from a larger qualitative research project that sought to investigate and document the ways in which home-based care f...

2007 Report and policy brief from the 4th Africa Conference on social aspects of HIV/AIDS research: innovations in access to prevention, treatment and care in HIV/AIDS, Kisumu, Kenya, 29 April-3 May 2007

This report and policy brief summarises the key findings and suggested policy options that emerged from rapporteur reports of conference pro...