The Issue of the Care of Orphans and Children made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS (OVC) in Ivory Coast: case of the Dabakala region

TANO Kouassi Joseph, SUN Qiu Yun


The epidemic of HIV/AIDS continues to increase the number of Orphans and Children made Vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS (OCV). One of the most serious problems facing the governments, the International organizations and the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) in the organization of their response is the absence of data on quality of the services and the effectiveness of their interventions. An orphan is a child of less than 18 years who has lost one of his/her parents or both due to HIV/AIDS. In Ivory Coast, an Orphan of the HIV/AIDS is a completed Older child from 0 to 17 years which lost at least a relative because of the AIDS. It is also a child in situation of vulnerability due to HIV/aids is infected; whose at least relative lives with HIV/AIDS or which lives in an affected household economically by HIV/AIDS (where saw an infected adult.). The objective of this study aims a social-anthropological approach of the assumption of responsibility of the OCV. It aims making an inventory of all the public structures, nuns, NGO, or other speakers in the HIV and/or in favor of the children, likely to deal with of the OCV and identifying and at analyzing the offer of the services as regards assumption of responsibility and accompaniment of the OCV.

Keywords: Assumption of responsibility, Orphans, Children vulnerable, HIV/AIDS

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-2-15

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