Research and Development Division ABBA Mtg_14_05_2010_London_pptPresentation Transcript
Research and Development Division ABBA activities
Study to Assess OVCs in Ghana
Health Related Quality of Life Study
Assessment of interventions and the state of HIV/AIDS OVC in the Central Region of Ghana .
To find out and describe interventions being offered to HIV/AIDS OVC in the study area
Describe and compare the state (health, nutrition and education) of HIV/AIDS OVC living in households and those in orphanages
This was a non randomized, cross sectional study conducted in the Central region of Ghana.
Study involved both qualitative and quantitative methods.
- Qualitative : IDIs with heads of organizations, guardians of orphanages and caregivers of OVC in households
- Quantitative: Structured interviews with OVC, guardians of orphanages and household heads.
Interventions provided were largely in the areas of nutrition, health, education and to a lesser extent microfinance facilities and skill training.
- Generally, OVC in orphanages are better off in terms of access to education, health and nutrition compared to their counterparts in households
Assessing the impact of ART on the health related quality of life of PLWH in the Central and Eastern regions of Ghana
This will be a qualitative study involving IDIs and FGDs with PLWHs
Not eligible for ART
On alternate treatment
Data collection to commence by end of June
IDIs Eastern Region Central Region Male Female Male Female Group on ART 10 10 Group on alternate treatment 10 10 Group not eligible for ART 10 10 FGDs Eastern Region Central Region Male Female Male Female Group on ART 3 3 Group on alternate treatment 3 3 Group not eligible for ART 3 3
Involvement of stakeholders
Conceptualization of research studies
Identifying key stakeholders
Ghana AIDS Commission
Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs
Department of Social Welfare
National AIDS Control Programme
Regular update on study progress
Dissemination - Comm Materials / Strategies
Docudrama, Policy brief and full report
There is also planning for TV and Radio talk shows in various local languages
TV Broadcast – Docudrama on the plight of OVC in Ghana on 3 different national TV networks
Individual level discussion with key stakeholders on study findings – What has been the outputs?
Adding weight to possible research uptake
- Using radio and tv shows to stimulate national discussions on findings
Sustaining discussions with key stakeholders through emails, telephone discussions and informal discussions.
Ensuring a process of sustained interest in OVC issues.