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What is OVC program?

What is OVC program?

USAID’s orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programs, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), serve children in a range of adverse situations, including children who are living with HIV, living with caregivers who are living with HIV, orphaned, at risk of becoming infected, or a …

How can we help vulnerable children in the community?

4 Ways to Help Vulnerable Children in Your Community

  1. Become a foster parent. Perhaps the most impactful way you can help vulnerable children is by becoming a licensed foster parent.
  2. Respond to needs.
  3. Make a connection.
  4. Donate.

What is the definition of a vulnerable child?

For the purposes of this report, ‘vulnerable children’ are defined as any children at greater risk of experiencing physical or emotional harm and/or experiencing poor outcomes because of one or more factors in their lives. Some vulnerable children may also have adverse childhood experiences.

How many orphans are in Nigeria?

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development estimates that there are 17.5 million orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) nationwide.

How can we protect vulnerable groups?

ensure that persons belonging to vulnerable groups have, on an equal footing with others, effective access to healthcare, including available vaccines. ensure that all children including those belonging to vulnerable groups continue to access adequate schooling.

What are the vulnerable groups?

Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, the homeless, those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness.

What are the challenges faced by orphans?

The orphans are susceptible to long-term psychological problems including depression, anger, anxiety, and feelings of sadness, and are inclined to withdraw and self-isolate. These psychological problems are brought about by their failure to deal with their sense of loss [17, 25–27].

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