AIDS, nutrition and food security
29 November 2007
In advance of World AIDS Day, UNAIDS cosponsor organizations the World Food Programme and the World Bank have released reports focusing on AIDS, nutrition, and food security.
Hunger and Health – the World Food Programme
In Rome, Italy, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched their ‘Hunger and Health’ report – the second in a series launched in 2006 with Hunger and Learning—which highlights the vital link between food assistance and effective antiretroviral treatment in developing countries. At the launch, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Africa, Elizabeth Mataka, gave a special statement, where she underlined that “ Inequitable access to food may force people to engage in risky behaviour that can lead to their being infected with HIV. And if people can’t get hold of enough food, the efficacy of anti-retroviral treatment is seriously undermined.”
“HIV/AIDS, Nutrition and Food Security: What We Can Do’ – the World Bank
The World Bank and partners launched the ‘HIV/AIDS, Nutrition and Food Security: What We Can Do’ report— a synthesis of existing international technical guidance on AIDS, nutrition, and food security, which is a valuable contribution to efforts that support the integration of nutrition and AIDS projects and programmes.