National plan of action for orphans and vulnerable children Kenya 2007-2010

Policies & Strategies
Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development
70 p.

The goal of the National Plan of Action on OVC is to ensure that all children in Kenya, who are orphaned or vulnerable, are protected and supported in order to achieve their full potential. The objectives are: To increase family based care and retention of OVC within family/household set up; To increase care and support of OVC by communities; To increase access by OVC to essential services including but not limited to education, health care, nutrition , birth registration, legal aid, and reproductive health; To ensure that appropriate policies and legislation for protection and care of OVC are in place and operational; To create a supportive environment for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS; To increase the capacity of government and other institutional structures to coordinate OVC interventions; To increase the capacity of the government to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of OVC structures and interventions.

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