Our goal is to foster discussion among the broad orphan & vulnerable children (OVC) community to promote evidence-based, peer-reviewed research.

What is our mission?

The goal of OVC Wellbeing is to create a community for researchers and policymakers to discuss evidence-based orphan and vulnerable children research results, ongoing studies, policy implications, and relevant news. Unlike other orphan and vulnerable children research hubs, OVC Wellbeing does not have a specific agenda and aims to foster discussion of evidence-based, peer-reviewed research. Our aim is to increase collaboration among the international community to provide guidance to a wide array of researchers and policymakers to promote the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children globally. We strongly welcome collaboration from interested individuals from across the world.

Who are we?

The OVC Wellbeing website was founded in 2012 by the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University, which is a part of the Duke Global Health Institute. The Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (CHPIR) fosters an interdisciplinary collaborative investigative environment and focuses on a variety of health disparity topics, including orphan and vulnerable children research. Because of its numerous ongoing research projects pertaining to OVC well-being, Duke has become known for its comprehensive OVC research.