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Bridging the Gap: The impact of home visiting programs for orphans and vulnerable children on social grant uptake in South Africa

Cash transfer programs hold significant potential to mitigate the economic burdens resulting from the HIV epidemic and enhance the wellbeing of affected children. South Africa offers two cash transfers, and comparison studies show that OVC programs that are staffed with trained paraprofessionals who received training, compensation and other support were significantly more effective at linking families to social grants for children than volunteer-based programs.

Tonya R. Thurman, Rachel Kidman, Tory M. Taylor
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