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Children’s representations of school support for HIV-affected peers in rural Zimbabwe

Campbell, Catherine, Andersen, Louise Buhl, Mutsikiwa, Alice, Madanhire, Claudius, Skovdal, Morten, Nyamukapa, Constance and Gregson, Simon (2014) Children’s representations of school support for HIV-affected peers in rural Zimbabwe. BMC Public Health, 14 (1). p. 402. ISSN 1471-2458

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HIV has left many African children caring for sick relatives, orphaned or themselves HIV-positive, often facing immense challenges in the absence of significant support from adults. With reductions in development funding, public sector budgetary constraints, and a growing emphasis on the importance of indigenous resources in the HIV response, international policy allocates schools a key role in ‘substituting for families’ (Ansell, 2008) in supporting child health and well-being. We explore children’s own accounts of the challenges facing their HIV-affected peers and the role of schools in providing such support.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Campbell et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council - DFID, The Wellcome Trust
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 09:43

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