Tackle the growing problems of millions of HIV / AIDS orphans and the perceived need for an innovative and creative solution, the psychological, social and economic needs of children at risk to tip the scales for the adoption sociologist Kurt Madörin proposal: Klaus Leisinger and Karin Schmitt Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development Madörin gave the green light for the establishment of a pilot program in Tanzania to address the psychosocial needs of children who had lost parents … Read more »

Tackle the growing problems of millions of HIV / AIDS orphans and the perceived need for an innovative and creative solution, the psychological, social and economic needs of children at risk to tip the scales for the adoption sociologist Kurt Madörin proposal: Klaus Leisinger and Karin Schmitt Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development Madörin gave the green light for the establishment of a pilot program in Tanzania to address the psychosocial needs of children who had lost parents to AIDS. This case describes the pilot program in Tanzania, Novartis role in creating, and 2001-the introduction of a Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) to address the psychosocial problems at a broader level. The Novartis Foundation and other organizations involved had to be assessed in different countries and determine which would be the best fit for REPSSI, and they had to focus on creating a strong and effective organizational operation.
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Pat Werhane,
Jenny Mead
Source: Darden School of Business
5 pages.
Release Date: 27 February 2008. Prod #: UV1150-PDF-ENG
The Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development: Combating HIV / AIDS and poverty in South Africa (B) HBR case solution

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