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National Policy on Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Country Resources Child and Youth General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Lesotho 3 January 2007 Policy document policy

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The objectives of the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) policy are to:
- Ensure that legal, policy and institutional frameworks for child protection are
developed and strengthened at all levels;
- Strengthen/establish co-ordination structures for OVC programmes and increase
resource mobilisation to utilise them efficiently;
- Work towards formalising the existing non-formal institutions for OVC and to
build capacity of support systems involved in their management;
- Improve provision of care and services for OVC and their families;
- Streamline and strengthen registration of OVC and maintain databases for the
- Promote multisectoral, integrated culture and gender sensitive approaches to
services delivered to OVC and families;
- Support strategic direction and resource allocation and frameworks for OVC and
families; and
- Promote the rights based approach to plan implement and monitor interventions
by and for OVC and their families


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