Highly Vulnerable Children Research Center

Paraprofessional home visitors deliver better quality services than volunteer-driven models: Results from a longitudinal study in South Africa

Home visiting is a popular component of programs for HIV‐affected children in sub‐Saharan Africa. Many programs are staffed by volunteers whose training and compensation is minimal, raising questions about whether investing in paraprofessional workforce development might yield measurable gains in beneficiaries’ well‐being.

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