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An Unlikely Tool for Turning the Tide of HIV: Food and Nutrition Support

Posted 23 juillet 2012, 10:32 , by Guest

By Martin Bloem, Chief of Nutrition and HIV Policy, U.N. World Food Programme

“We believe that after six months, our patients will have become strong so they can go back and do their usual work,” said Esther Oduli, a social worker in Western Kenya whose organization, the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), works closely with the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP).

Together, AMPATH and WFP provide people living with HIV with the care, treatment and support they need. When people come to AMPATH for HIV treatment, they also receive food and nutrition support from WFP for themselves and their families if they are malnourished or food insecure. This support helps patients recover their health, incentivizes people to come for and adhere to their treatment and promotes long-term treatment success. More...