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Synergies Between Cash and Care Interventions to Improve HIV Outcomes for OVC: Cash Plus Care Evidence Brief

This brief highlights key findings, lessons learned, and recommendations for policy regarding the impact of integrated cash and care programs on HIV-related outcomes and vulnerability factors for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides guidance for policymakers on “cash plus care” programming for OVC populations based on lessons from current practice. It bases this guidance on a review of the literature for lessons learned from the impact of cash transfer programs as well as standalone care programs. It concludes with discussion of cash plus care programming and the opportunity it offers to augment the outcomes achieved by standalone programs.