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Integrating food and nutrition into HIV and AIDS strategies

MCDERMOTT, Peter
2005

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This is a slide presentation which considers the role of food and nutrition in the context of HIV and AIDS. It notes the vicious cycle of malnutrition, HIV and poverty and the effects of HIV and AIDS on nutrition, household food security and food production. HIV and AIDS also have an impact on the agricultural sector and examples are shown from Kenya, Zambia and Malawi. Increased malnutrition can lead to adults needing more access to quality health care but not getting it, increased caring for sick adults means less time for childcare, and children drop out of school to help with household labour. Finally, UNICEF support to nutrition and HIV and AIDS is shown along with their current operational approach. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) approach is also considered

One in two : children are the key to Africa's future

SAVE THE CHILDREN
2005

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In many African countries, children make up half of the population, and the cycle of poverty can only end with the full recognition of childrens' rights. The statistics on the state of child welfare, health, and education are shocking: 12.5 million have lost both parents to AIDS, and around 2.2 million are HIV-positive. Half of all children fail to complete primary education. This document urges governments, donors and multilateral agencies to work towards: free HIV/AIDS health services, free education, economic justice for Africa's children, food security for children, the end of children's involvement in war and transparency to tackle corruption

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