ZIMBABWE: Food voucher scheme benefits HIV-positive people

Published on 21 October 2011

Vulnerable people living with HIV in Zimbabwe are benefiting from an electronic voucher scheme being used to fight malnutrition among people on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy and their families by providing them with nutritious food. The system, introduced by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and implemented by the health ministry and NGOs, involves identifying malnourished patients who are then given electronic vouchers to buy food at specific shops.

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