AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in India: Problems, prospects and concerns

Journal articles
9 p.
Periodical title
Social Work in Public Health, 27(3)

This article reviews and discusses the problems, responses, and concerns of orphans and vulnerable children in India. The article shows that HIV/AIDS programs and interventions are vital for survival and welfare of orphan and vulnerable children, but they have reached only to a small fraction of the most vulnerable children. The article suggests a number of measures that government and civil society could take to address the problems and emphasizes the need to learn from other countries’ experience and initiatives in developing appropriate policy and programmes for orphans and vulnerable children.

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