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South Africa - Research Reports

Thurman T.R., Kidman, R., & Taylor, T.M. (2011). Assessing the Impact of Interventions to Meet the Needs of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Study Overview and Baseline Demographics. New Orleans, Louisiana: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Thurman, T.R., & Kidman, R. (2011). Child maltreatment at home: Prevalence among orphans and vulnerable children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. New Orleans, Louisiana: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Kidman, R., & Thurman T.R. (2011). Chronic Illness in the Home: Implications for Children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. New Orleans, Louisiana: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Thurman, T.R., & Kidman, R. (2011).HIV and AIDS Knowledge among Orphans and Vulnerable Children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. New Orleans, Louisiana: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Taylor, T.M., Kidman, R., & Thurman, T.R. (2011). Household Resources and Access to Social Grants among Orphans and Vulnerable Children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. New Orleans, Louisiana: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Kenya and Tanzania - Research Reports

Hutchinson, P. & Thurman, TR. (2009). Analyzing the Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions to Benefit Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Evidence from Kenya and Tanzania. MEASURE Evaluation.

Nyangara, F., Kalungwa, Z., Obiero, W., Thurman, T.R., & Chapman, J. (2009).  Promoting a home-based program model for supporting children affected by HIV/AIDS: Evaluation of Tumaini Project in Iringa region, Tanzania. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation.

Nyangara, F., Obiero, W., Kalungwa, Z., & Thurman, T.R. (2009). Community-based psychosocial intervention for HIV-affected children and their caregivers: Evaluation of the Salvation Army's Mama Mkubwa Program in Tanzania. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation.

Nyangara, F., Thurman, T.R., Hutchinson, P., & Obiero, W. (2009). Effects of Programs Supporting Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Key Findings, Emerging Issues and Future Directions from Evaluations of Four Projects in Kenya and Tanzania. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation.

Thurman, T.R., Hutchinson, P., Ikamari, L., Gichuhi, W., Murungaru, K., & Nyangara, F. (2009). Community Education and Sensitization as an OVC Care and Support Strategy: Evaluation of the Integrated AIDS Program - Thika in Kenya. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation.

Thurman, T.R., Rice, J., Ikamari, L., Jarabi, B., Mutuku, A., & Nyangara, F. (2009). The Difference Interventions for Guardians Can Make: Evaluation of the Kilifi Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project in Kenya. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation.

Rwanda - Research Reports

Brown, L., Rice, J., Boris, N., Thurman, T.R., Snider, L., Ntaganira, J., Nyirazinyoye, L., Kalisa, E. & Nshizirungu, E. (2007). Psychosocial benefits of a mentoring program for youth-headed households in Rwanda. Horizons Research Summary. Washington, DC: Population Council.

Brown, L., Thurman, T.R., Kalisa, E., Rice, J., Bizimana, J., Boris, N., Snider, L., & Ntaganira, J. (2007). Supporting volunteer mentors: Insights from a mentorship program for youth-headed households in Rwanda. Horizons Research Summary. Washington, DC: Population Council.

Brown, L., Thurman, T.R., & Snider, L. (2005). Strengthening the Psychosocial Well-being of Youth-headed Households in Rwanda: Baseline Findings from an Intervention Trial. Horizons Research Update. Washington, D.C.: Population Council.

South Africa - Case Studies

Neudorf, K., Thurman, T.R., & Taylor, T.M. (2011). A Case Study: Interventions Promoting Early Childhood Development in South Africa. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of International Health and Development.

Neudorf, K., Taylor, T.M., & Thurman, T.R. (2011). A Case Study: The Greater Rape Intervention Program (GRIP). New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of International Health and Development

Neudorf, K., Taylor, T.M., & Thurman, T.R. (2011). Tswelopele: Partnerships for Reaching Orphans and Vulnerable Children in South Africa with the Heartbeat Model of Care. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of International Health and Development

Thurman, T.R., Yu, S., & Taylor, T.M. (2009). A Case Study: Care for Caregivers. A Psychosocial Support Model for Child and Youth Care Workers Serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children in South Africa: A Program Implemented by the National Association of Child Care Workers. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of International Health and Development

Yu, S., Taylor, T.M., & Thurman, T.R. (2009). A Case Study: Childline Mpumalanga. A Community Development Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Psychosocial Support Program for All Children: Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of International Health and Development. 

Additional Case Studies of South African programs using a similar format available here: http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/about/program-areas/ovc/ovc-program-case-studies/ovc-case-studies-sa

Kenya - Case Studies

Thurman, T.R., & Neudorf, K. (2008).A Case Study. Integrated AIDS Program - Thika, Kenya. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation.

Thurman, T.R., Hoffman, A., Chatterji, M., & Brown, L. (2007). A Case Study: Community- based HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support Program. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation.

Thurman, T.R., Hoffman, A., Chatterji, M., & Brown, L. (2007).A Case Study. Kilifi Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation.

Tanzania - Case Studies

Littrell, M., Thurman, T.R., Chatterji, M., & Brown, L. (2007). A Case Study: Mama Mkubwa Psychosocial Support Program. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation.

Littrell, M., Thurman, T.R., Chatterji, M., & Brown, L. (2007). A Case Study: The Tumaini Home-Based Care Program. Chapel Hill, NC: MEASURE Evaluation

Resources

Thurman, T.R., DeMarco, K. P., Lavin, B., Littrell, M., Yu, S., & Taylor, T.M. (2009). A Resource Guide: Developing a Case Study of Programs Serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Resource 1: Case Study Contents. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of International Health and Development.

 Thurman, T.R., DeMarco, K. P., Lavin, B., Littrell, M., Yu, S., & Taylor, T.M. (2009). A Resource Guide: Developing a Case Study of Programs Serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Resource 2: Case Study Fieldwork. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of International Health and Development.

Thurman, T.R., DeMarco, K. P., Lavin, B., Littrell, M., Yu, S., &Taylor, T.M. (2009). A Resource Guide: Developing a Case Study of Programs Serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Resource 3: Tools for Case Study Development. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of International Health and Development.

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