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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.”

Read more on WFP's publication 'Hunger and Health'
Read Elizabeth Mataka's statement


“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.

Read more on the World Bank's publication "HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, and Food Security: What We Can Do"

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