The impact of social protection (cash grant + good nutrition) on child educational and cognitive outcomes
In 2019, the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action awarded $40,000 in grants to eight organizations that could show how the use of social protection supports HIV testing, treatment, and care for children in low- or middle-income countries. One of the winning proposals was submitted by University College London to study how cash grants combined with quality nutrition affect child cognitive outcomes. The researchers used data collected from 796 HIV-affected children (ages 5-15) attending community-based organizations in South Africa and Malawi. Read more about these efforts in this document.