Amajuba Child Health and Wellbeing Research Project (Social Marketing)
A three year (2004-2007) longitudinal quantitative research project, looking at a cohort of school going children. The project began in 2003 as a collaborative initiative of the Center of International Health and Development, Boston University, and HEARD.
• To document the consequences of parental or caregiver death on the health and wellbeing of orphans
• To facilitate the development of a child welfare management plan among government and NGO agencies in the Amajuba district, a peri-rural area in KwaZulu-Natal.
Key research questions:
• Document impacts of parental death on wellbeing of children, and other household demographics, in Amajuba District.
• An examination of five domains: education, health and nutrition, household demographics, risky behaviours and overall wellbeing