- Loudon, Mark, Mini Bhaskar, Yonah Bhutia, Abhay Deshpande, Vidhya Ganesh, Rani Mohanraj, C P Prakasam, K Nelson Royal and S B Saoor
- Barriers to Services for Children with HIV Positive Parents
- United Nations Children's Fund India, July 2007, 64 pp
"UNICEF India in association with the Government of India Ministry of Women and Child Development and National AIDS Control Organisation"
Reproduced with the kind permission of the United Nations Children's Fund."
"The research hypothesis was that many affected children are excluded from services and benefits which are available to other children in their communities – including education, health care and the support of their extended families and communities. While this belief is widely supported by networks of HIV-positive people and NGOs working in the field of HIV/AIDS, no formal studies had been conducted in India to test it.
The study objectives were to establish whether this hypothesis is true and, if so, the nature and severity of barriers to those services, and what steps can be taken to overcome them. The underlying rationale was that removing barriers to mainstream services could materially benefit a large proportion of children affected by HIV/AIDS, and reduce the number of children requiring targeted interventions."
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- Loudon, Mark, Mini Bhaskar, Yonah Bhutia, Abhay Deshpande, Vidhya Ganesh, Rani Mohanraj, CP Prakasam, K Nelson Royal and SB Saoor, Barriers to Services for Children with HIV-positive Parents in Five High HIV Prevalence States of India, Final 4 July 2007, 4 July 2007, 60 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]