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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Psychosocial Well-Being and in Five Low Income Countries

WithCognitive Development Among Orphans, Abandoned Children

The plight of orphansa and abandoned children (OAC) is an increasing global problem that is particularly pervasive in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa [1]. Improving the educational attainment of the 153 million orphans and other vulnerable children worldwide is a key goal for development policymakers and practitioners. International declarations such as the Millennium Development Goals and the Education for All Movement indicate that the educational attainment of vulnerable children has become a global priority. Most recently, the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/

AIDS targeted increases in school attendance of orphans as an important and measureable indicator of progress [2].