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These valued advisers provided essential early guidance or ongoing support: Elaine Abrams at ICAP; Christo Greyling and Stuart Kean at World Vision; Noreen Huni at REPSSI, whose certificate program for community home-based care providers inspired us immensely; Ronnie Lovich, at Save the Children; Pascal Mailu and Natasha Martin of G.R.A.C.E. in Kenya; Wairimu Mungai of WEMIHS in Kenya; Christian Pitter, at EGPAF; Feliciano dos Santos at Estamos in Mozambique; and Zanele Sibanda, at Firelight Foundation.

Special recognition goes to: Jonathan Mermin (in the US and Uganda) and Reuben Granich for early support of our efforts to understand the impact of HIV on children and families, and to Deborah Bickel who drafted material — including the story of Gideon and his sisters in Chapter 2 — for an earlier, unpublished project.

Advisers and reviewers

Our materials depend greatly on the thoughtful contributions of dozens of individuals, who provide help of all kinds. We cannot thank them enough.

Art Ammann

Duncan Andrew
Gretchen Bachman
Blessings Banda
Nicole Benham
Helen Bennett
Wessel van der Berg
Mitch Besser
Lisa Bohmer
Neil Boothby
Jonathan Brakarsh
Josh Bress
Fiona Burtt
Lisa Butler
Lehlohonolo Chabeli
Gillian Chowns
Chongo Chikwanda
Glynis Clacherty
Julie Cliff
Karilyn Collins
David de Leeuw
Julia Downing
Svetlana Drivdal
Matthew Frey
Carmel Gaillard
Eunice Garanganga
Peter Gondwe
Eric Goosby
Antony Guoko
Luann Hatane
Jennifer Hunt

Kate Iorpenda
Mary James
Damas Joachim
Bilson Joseph
Mary Kabati
Alfred Kafuku
Fatima Kalima
Elizabeth Kamau
Adugna Kebede
Dominic Kemps
BA Laris
Peter Laugharn
Erin Lawless
Julia Louw
Muunga Lubina
Jane Lucas
Emmanuel Luyirika Evan Lyon
Steven Malinga
Kitso Maragelo
Daniella Mark
Sirposa Maroko
Juvenary Matagali
Anne Magege
Peter McDermott
Cindy McMillan
Deborah McSmith
Ronnie Mdwaida
Jonathan Morgan
Erick Moth
Eugene Mupakile
Serah Mucha

Manish Mudaliar
Lynette Mudekunye
Georgia Mulligan
Philippa Musoke
Regina Mwasambo
Louis Mwewa
Sara Naicker
Hadijah Nandyose
Rosemary Nasaba
Papy Clement Nkubizi
Nicia de Nobrega
Beverly Nyberg
Laura Overton
Aarthi Pai
Dean Peacock
Subhasree Raghavan
L. Ramakrishnan
Linda Richter
Agnes Ronan
Cory Sakufiwa
Anne Schley
Beverly Sebastian
Meena Seshu
Pablo Stansbery
Lucy Steinitz
Susan Strasser
Lydia Tebekkanya
Zeni Thumbadoo
Denis Tindyebwa
Damaris Wambua
Saeed Wame
Fikile Zungu

Community groups

The following community groups gave generously of their time and knowledge, organizing individual feedback and group discussions of draft material, and sharing years of deep and varied experience. Their incredibly helpful criticism, suggestions, and perspective greatly informed our work.

African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS—ANECCA

African Palliative Care Association—APCA

Catholic Relief Services

ChildFund, Kenya

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Estamos, Mozambique

Fishers Union, Tanzania

Forum for the Development of Youth with Disability—FDYD, Malawi

Global Strategies for HIV Prevention

ICAP at Columbia University

Isibindi, South Africa

Kabangwe Creative Initiative, Zambia

Life Concern, Malawi

Little Elephant Training Centre for Early Education—Letcee, South Africa

mothers2mothers, South Africa

Mulumbo, Zambia

Pediatric Adolescent Treatment Africa— PATA, South Africa

PATH, formerly Program for Appropriate Technology in Health

Plan, Uganda

Progressive Care Coalition, Kenya

Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative— REPSSI, South Africa

Save the Children

Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Epidemic in India—SAATHII, India

Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa

Tanzania Home Economics Association— TAHEA

Thandanani, South Africa

WEM Integrated Health Services —WEMIHS, Kenya World Vision


We are deeply grateful for the funding provided by the following donors, whose commitment to children and families affected by HIV made this book possible:

AIDS-Free World, Branson Family Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Firelight Foundation, Flora Family Foundation, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Global Fund for Children, John M. Lloyd Foundation, Kind World Foundation, MAC AIDS Fund, May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, Moriah Fund, New Field Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, UMCOR - United Methodist Committee on Relief, United Methodist Church – Women’s Division, Vitol Foundation, and Wyomissing Foundation. General support, which allows for updating, distribution, translation, digital development, and carries us over gaps in project funding, was provided by Cogan Family Foundation, Lakeshore Foundation, Partnership Foundation, Sprocket Foundation, West Foundation, and a gift from the Betsy Moore Fleet Estate.

This page was updated:27 Nov 2019