Webinar: Tackling HIV through Social Protection- Research Implications for Policy & Practice
New research shows how social protection can play a life-saving role in responding to the challenges that HIV brings to children and adolescents. In particular, it can improve HIV outcomes and ART-adherence, and reduce HIV risk. It also underpins the achievement of many of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
This webinar explores the latest research findings and examines their implications for how we design, fund and deliver support to HIV-affected communities.
- Chaired by: Noreen Huni is Chief Executive Officer, Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI), a 13 country regional NGO that provides leadership, and quality technical assistance in psychosocial care and support for children and youth affected by poverty, conflict, HIV & AIDS. Ms Huni has wide ranging experience in health education, community development advocacy and policy development.
- Presenter: Lucie Cluver is a Professor of Child and Family Social Work, in the Centre for Evidence-Based Social Intervention in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, and an Honorary Lecturer in Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. She works closely with the South African government, USAID-PEPFAR, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and Save the Children, and with other international NGOs, to provide research evidence that can improve the lives of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Presenter: Paul Quarles van Ufford is currently Chief Social Policy with UNICEF Tanzania. Up to end 2016 he occupied the same position with UNICEF Zambia, working on social protection, child poverty, and public finance for children. In this capacity, he coordinated UNICEF and UN support to the Government of Zambia in the field of social protection. This included the development of the National Social Protection Policy, the scale up of the Social Cash Transfer, and the roll out of a linkage between the cash transfer and HIV prevention under the regional HIV-sensitive social protection initiative.