Current Studies

Title Problem Study Partner
Bahavioural Assessment of vulnerable children In addition to the practical problems suffered by vulnerable children, many also suffer psychological and behavioural problems To identify which factors leave a child most prone to psychological and behavioural problems. Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
A socio-economic comparison study of orphaned and non-orphaned children Parenthood affects various socio-economic activities of children e.g. school attendance and performance, land status, etc To examine the effects of loss of parent(s) on various socio-economic aspects Institute of Child Health London
Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children study Orphanhood and parents illnesses affect child school attendance To identify the effect of orphanhood and illnesses on school attendance  
Orphanhood and school attendance survey in rural Kenya Orphanhood and parents illnesses affect child school attendance To identify the effect of orphanhood and illnesses on school attendance  
Positive outcomes for children orphaned by AIDS What problems do AIDS orphans face in their day-to-day lives Investigate into what positive outcomes have been experienced by AIDS orphans in 5 countries Duke University
Children as carers What problems do children who care for sick parents face   Institute of Child Health London
Assessment of the impact of homecare intervention for PLWA with medical support. (10-year study 1999-2009) People die neglected and in poor conditions at home from full-blown Aids with multiple associated opportunistic infections. >Examine the clinical impact of introducing good homecare (identifying opportunistic infections and treatment, improved sanitation and some medical support) on the number of infections preceding death. Royal College of Surgeons Ireland / Stony Brook University
Examination of psychological needs during a home care programme Home carers, PLWA and children in affected households all suffer stress, trauma, anxiety and depression Develop a map of needs for households affected by Aids Royal College of Surgeons Ireland / Stony Brook University
Men who have sex with men (and women)      
Pain assessment of terminally ill      

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