Parenting for Lifelong Health Research Findings

The PEPFAR Interagency OVC Technical Working Group and the OVC Task Force is hosting an exciting event where you will learn about the latest randomized controlled trial results from the Parenting for Lifelong Health Initiative (PLH). PLH is an initiative including the World Health Organization, UNICEF and academics from the global South and North, with donor partners, LMIC governments and PEPFAR-USAID, implementing partner NGOs, and with participatory input from families in LMIC. It aims to design and test in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) a set of parenting programs for LMIC. These are designed for implementation by lay community workers, with minimal equipment requirements. If shown effective in such trials, programs will be freely available under licensing prohibiting any commercial or profit interests. The initiative has been included in INSPIRE and DREAMS programming.

Initial results from a number of PLH RCTs are now available. This session will give an early report to partners and colleagues on the emerging findings from South Africa, Lesotho, and other countries. These include Sinovuyo Kids (ages 2-9), Sinovuyo Teen (10-18), Thula Sana (pregnancy-6 months) and Mkhulu Booksharing (1-20, 20-30, and 30-60 months). We hope to think together about when, how and if to scale up these programs, challenges of implementation, and next steps for evidence-building.  Presentations will be provided by a highly esteemed panel of experts including: Professor Cathy Ward (University of Cape Town), Professor Lucie Cluver (University of Oxford), and Professor Mark Tomlinson (University of Stellenbosch).

Tue, October 25, 2016
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

World Vision Inc.
300 I Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:00
Contact Name: 
Diana Chamrad
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