Alert: All GHeL courses that were previously approved for FAC-COR CLPs will need to be re-approved, following the relaunch of FAI on July 1, 2022.  Please hold on submitting certificates for GHeL courses for CL credit until further notice.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)

In the PEPFAR context, the term OVC is defined as a child, 0-17 years old, who is either orphaned or made more vulnerable because of HIV/AIDS. Orphan: Has lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. Vulnerable: Is more vulnerable because of any or all of the following factors that result from HIV/AIDS: (a) Is HIV-positive; (b) Lives without adequate adult support (e.g., in a household with chronically ill parents, a household that has experienced a recent death from chronic illness, a household headed by a grandparent, and/or a household headed by a child); (c) Lives outside of family care (e.g., in residential care or on the streets); or (d) Is marginalized, stigmatized, or discriminated against. (PEPFAR OGAC 2006)