This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Africa. Browse resources by region, country, or category. Resources related particularly to North Africa can also be found on the Middle East and North Africa page.

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Republic of Kenya Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, State Department for Social Protection, Office of the Principal Secretary,

The following are key messages including critical information about keeping children safe and healthy during the pandemic. The messages are designed for use by Children’s Officers, child protection actors including directors of Children’s Institutions, and members of government and civil society that work with vulnerable children and families to guide actions targeting and services provided for vulnerable children and families.

Teresa Mwoma, et al - Journal of the British Academy,

This paper provides insights into the feasibility and lessons learned from rural Kenya in providing Care for Child Development (CCD) training and supporting its implementation alongside the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI).

Family for Every Child,

Family for Every Child is seeking a consultant to conduct a global mapping of quantitative data collection methods for children on the move.

GBV Sub-Sector, Nigeria,

This Guidance Note aims to provide actions to be considered for ensuring gender-based violence (GBV) service provision in the time of COVID-19 with its heightened risks.

Busisiwe Ntuli, Mathildah Mokgatle, Sphiwe Madiba - PLoS ONE,

This paper describes how experiencing maternal death affects the psychosocial wellbeing of orphaned youth who left school before completing high school.

Barbara Kail, Manoj Pardasani, Robert Chazin - International Social Work,

This article describes the impact on social services of an innovative model of family care in Moshi, Tanzania, aimed at orphaned children and youth who are affected by HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.

Kwabena Frimpong-Manso, Ishmael Tagoe, Stella Mawusi Mawutor - Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development,

This qualitative research explored the motivations and challenges of foster parents in Accra, Ghana.

Better Care Network,

This Country Care Review includes the care-related concluding observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as other care-related concluding observations, ratification dates, and links to the Universal Periodic Review and Hague Intercountry Adoption Country Profile.

CNBC Africa,

In this brief segment, CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera speaks with the CEO of Hope and Homes for Children, Mark Waddington, about the harmful impacts of orphanages on children, families, and communities, and the need to move to family-based care.

Jill Brown, Abril Rangel-Pacheco, Olivia Kennedy, Ndumba Kamwanyah - Parents and Caregivers Across Cultures,

This chapter examines the cultural logic of child care in Africa, focusing on one variation of fosterage, okutekula, among the Ova-ambo in Northern Namibia.