New Positive Action Challenge launched

New Positive Action Challenge launched

Could YOU provide evidence that social protection leads to HIV, testing, treatment and care?

The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and ViiV Healthcare are excited to launch a new Positive Action Challenge, awarding 10 prizes of 5,000 USD.

Announcement Postive Challenge

The Issue

Millions of children are either too poor, too stigmatised or too far away to benefit from the HIV response as it currently stands. Social protection is vital to removing the social and economic barriers between these vulnerable children and their caregivers and the HIV services they need. While it is understood that social protection schemes can reduce the risk of contracting HIV, there is limited evidence on how social protection can protect and support vulnerable children and adolescents in testing, treatment and care. 

The Challenge

Can you show one or more evidence-based interventions that demonstrate how social protection supports HIV testing, treatment and care for children in low and middle-income countries? Then we encourage you to enter the challenge!

We are eager to receive programmatic evidence from communities as well as from more formal scientific researchers. Special consideration will also be given to innovation with children and caregivers experiencing extreme vulnerability and exclusion.

The Prize

  • Winners will be awarded up to $5,000 USD to produce either a scientific article or a case study.
  • Scientific articles will be submitted for publication in a 2019 special issue of Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies.
  • Case studies will be published in a range of global advocacy materials and on the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS website.
  • Winners with the most compelling evidence will be supported to present their work at key global events. 

The prize will be judged by a global panel of scientific and programmatic experts, including community-based organisations themselves.

 

Deadline

The Challenge launched 19th November 2018 and will close 5th February 2019.

 

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