From the Children's Mouths: Orphans and Vulnerable Children Booklet


In March 2006, with generous support from USAID and PEPFAR, MSH initiated performance-based funding for an Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Project through the Integrated Primary Health Care (IPHC) Project. The OVC Project started with six home-based care (HBC) organizations based in four provinces of South Africa. By December 2006, the number of organizations had increased to 23, and coverage included five provinces and eight districts. The organizations have drop-in centers for children to come to after school and, in some cases, operate early learning or day care centers for the younger children.