Elderly grandparents as caregivers of children affected or infected by HIV and AIDS in Namibia

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Kalomo, Eveline N.
Taukeni, Simon George

Kalomo, E. N., & Taukeni, S. G. (2022). Elderly Grandparents as Caregivers of Children Affected or Infected by HIV and AIDS in Namibia. In I. Management Association (Ed.), Research Anthology on Supporting Healthy Aging in a Digital Society (pp. 1388-1399). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-5295-0.ch078


Kinship care is one of the most prevalent forms of placement that is used for children affected and/or infected by HIV and AIDS in Namibia. However, the literature lacks a systematic theory-informed understanding with respect to what is currently known about caregivers generally and specifically, elderly caregivers of orphans, and vulnerable children (OVC) in sub-Saharan Africa. This foundational chapter attempts to provide readers with content to assist in their understanding of the characteristics, role, and experiences of kinship elderly caregivers of children affected and/or infected by HIV and AIDS. In addition, the chapter highlights what is known about children living with HIV in Namibia. Finally, the chapter offers suggestions for policy and practice.

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