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Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children Care and Well-being

In order for cash transfers to improve care, social service workers must not be over-burdened with excessive administration of grants and they must promote meaningful links between social and child protection systems.

Isibindi Programme Effects on Service Delivery and Community Capacity to Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in South Africa: A formative evaluation

The Isibindi programme, developed by the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) in 2005, is specifically designed to meet the needs of OVC, their families and communities. This report describes a formative evaluation of the Isibindi programme initiated in mid-2014, two years after the...

Examining the Impact of Job Burnout on the Health and Well-being of Human Service Workers: A systematic review and synthesis

This paper synthesizes findings from 19 empirical studies published between 1970 and 2014 that examine the relationship between job burnout and affective, psychological, physiological, and behavioral well-being among human service workers. Study findings point to the detrimental impact of job...

Sector Skills Plan Update 2014-2015 for the Period 2015-2020

The article highlights the impact of policies in the health and social development sectors and the factors that constitute major shifts in the sector. The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority's (HWSETA) skills development priorities were identified, together with the...

Adoption of ICT in a Government Organization in a Developing Country: An empirical study

This study explores adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance government-to-employee interactions in a government organization in a developing country by utilizing the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). Finding show that impacts were positive,...

Task Shifting of Antiretroviral Treatment From Doctors to Primary-Care Nurses in South Africa (STRETCH): A pragmatic, parallel, cluster-randomised trial

The article aims to assess the effects on mortality, viral suppression, and other health outcomes and quality indicators for streamlining tasks from doctors to other health care workers. 

Not Enough There, Too Many Here: Understanding geographical imbalances in the distribution of the health workforce

The objective of this paper is to provide better a understanding of the determinants of geographical imbalances in the distribution of health personnel, and to identify and assess the strategies developed to correct and enhance them because vulnerable population do not have access to skilled...

Better Care, Better Volunteering

With growing interest in volunteer-tourism around the world, there is an increasing trend of volunteering within residential care centres such as orphanages and children’s homes. There is a critical need to raise awareness of the risks of harm involved in these volunteering practices, through...

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