publication . Article . 2014

Models of care for orphaned and separated children and upholding children’s rights: cross-sectional evidence from western Kenya

Lonnie Embleton; David Ayuku; Allan Kamanda; Lukoye Atwoli; Samuel Ayaya; Rachel Vreeman; Winstone M. Nyandiko; Peter Gisore; Julius Koech; Paula Braitstein;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2014 Journal: BMC International Health and Human Rights, volume 14, issue 1 (issn: 1472-698X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Abstract Background Sub-Saharan Africa is home to approximately 55 million orphaned children. The growing orphan crisis has overwhelmed many communities and has weakened the ability of extended families to meet traditional care-taking expectations. Other models of care and support have emerged in sub-Saharan Africa to address the growing orphan crisis, yet there is a lack of information on these models available in the literature. We applied a human rights framework using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to understand what extent children’s basic human rights were being upheld in institutional vs. community- or family-based care settings...
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Fields of Science and Technology classification: 03 medical and health sciences0302 clinical medicine0305 other medical science030212 general & internal medicine030505 public health
Sustainable Development Goals: 1. No poverty
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Research Article, Orphans, Vulnerable children, Sub-saharan africa, Kenya, Street children, Children’s rights, Foster Home Care, Descriptive statistics, Gerontology, Diversity (politics), media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Development economics, Extended family, Psychology, Standard of living, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Human rights
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NIH| Orphaned and Separated Children's Assessments Related to their Health and Well-Being
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  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 5R01HD060478-09
  • Funding stream: EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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