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  • 7 Unconventional Ways To Fight Hunger In Latin America

    7 Unconventional Ways to Fight Hunger

    29/06/2015 — HIV/AIDS

    In this ever-evolving environment, creativity and innovation are key to changing the world. Committed to eliminating hunger within our lifetimes, the World Food Programme (WFP) continuously strives to innovate and seek out creative ideas to

  • Leading A Positive Life In Ethiopia

    Almaz

    28/11/2014 — HIV/AIDS

    In 2011, WFP received its largest contribution from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), US$56 million for a five-year programme in Ethiopia.  Although WFP had been assisting people living with HIV/AIDS

  • High-Tech Donation Brings Digital Age To Southern Swaziland

    Minister of Health, WFP, Nhlangano Clinic Staff

    22/07/2014 — HIV/AIDS

    Nhlangano – The UN World Food Programme and the Ministry of Health brought the information age to the main health centre of this ruggedly beautiful corner of Swaziland with a donation of state-of-the-art computers and

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  • 04/10/2016 — HIV/AIDS SHOTLIST (PDF)

    El Nino’s Hidden Impact on People living with HIV-AIDS (For the Media)

    The impacts of El Nino pose a serious challenge to the global goal of Ending AIDS by 2030. People living with HIV (PLHIV) are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity. There is a correlation between food insecurity and treatment adherence, retention and success. PLHIV who initiate treatment while severely malnourished are two to six times more likely to die in the first six months of treatment. There is also a correlation between El Niño-induced drought and HIV infection rates; a 2014 study of 18 El Niño affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe found that infection rates in HIV endemic rural areas increased by 11% for every recent drought. Food insecurity can pressure households and individuals into unsustainable or harmful coping strategies, including risk behaviours (e.g., transactional sex), which drive new HIV infections.

  • 26/09/2013 — HIV/AIDS

    Hungry Planet: Episode 30

    In the latest episode of hungry planet, farmers in the arid Sahel region learn how to make the most out of scarce moisture; a myth about Haiti's famous "mud cakes" is dispelled; and cash transfers boost agricultural production in Malawi.

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