Investing in our future : psychosocial support for children affected by HIV/AIDs, a case study in Zimbabwe and the United Republic of Tanzania : UNAIDS case study
This case study, based on years of experience in Zimbabwe and the United Republic of Tanzania, addresses the tough questions related to the rights and needs of children affected by HIV/AIDs, with a focus on their psychosocial needs. It highlights what can be done for the child of an infected parent before and after the parent dies, and advocates for parents living with HIV/AIDs to discuss their status and situation. This report is intended for people concerned about and working with families affected by HIV/AIDs, such as social welfare officers, health care workers and nongovernmental organiyations (NGOs). Through providing examples of successful interventions by organizations in Africa, the report shares the children's experiences to stimulate awareness, and illustrates how collaboration between organizations enables them to address issues they could not tackle alone.