BACKGROUND During the last decade, donor governments and international agencies have increasingly emphasized the importance of building the capacity of indigenous health care organizations as part of strengthening health systems and ensuring sustainability. In 2009, the U.S. Global Health Initiative made country ownership and capacity building keystones of… (More)
The Community-Based Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CBCO) program operated in Kenya during 2006-2010. In Eastern Province, the program provided support to approximately 3000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) living in 1500 households. A primary focus of the program was to support savings and loan associations composed of OVC caregivers… (More)
iv ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I humbly thank Dr. Malcolm Bryant and Bram Brooks for allowing me to work with the data available from the Ugandan Ministry of Education and for providing great care and strong guidance in the process of completing this work. My research interest and knowledge of global health and development has deepened over the few months that I spent… (More)
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