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Apex Quality Manual: Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Framework and Standard Operating Procedures for HIV Prevention among Street Youth and Children

February 2011 — FHI 360, in partnership with the Salaam Baalak Trust of Delhi, has developed innovative standard operating procedures (SOPs) and checklists for measuring the quality of HIV prevention services among street children. The SOPs cover key areas of services for children, such as health, psychosocial assistance, education, vocational training and rehabilitation. These SOPs are widely applicable in different program settings. They can provide useful direction to both governmental and nongovernmental agencies in programming for vulnerable children and adolescents in India.

Under the USAID-funded Strengthening Abilities to Manage and Respond Effectively to HIV/AIDS (SAMARTH) project, FHI 360 is extending technical assistance to governmental and nongovernmental partners to strengthen the response to HIV/AIDS at the national, state and district levels. One of the core areas of technical assistance is quality assurance and quality improvement in child programming.