Research and Development Division ABBA Mtg_14_05_2010_London_ppt[1]

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  • 1. Outline
    • Research and Development Division ABBA activities
      • Study to Assess OVCs in Ghana
      • Health Related Quality of Life Study
    • Stakeholder involvement
    • Beyond research
  • 2. RDD Activities
    • Assessment of interventions and the state of HIV/AIDS OVC in the Central Region of Ghana .
    • Objectives
        • 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
  • 3. Study description
      • 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.
  • 4. Key findings
      • 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
  • 5. 2. HRQoL
    • 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
      • On ART
      • Not eligible for ART
      • On alternate treatment
  • 6. Data collection to commence by end of June
    • IDIs Summary
    • FGDs Summary
    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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Dissemination - Comm Materials / Strategies
    • Communication materials
      • 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?
  • 9. Beyond research
    • 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.
  • 10.
    • Thank you