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  1. Coffee, Popcorn, Soup, and HIV

    Chronic food insecurity and achieving strict adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) are global challenges that, together, have a deleterious effect on children living with HIV. In Ethiopia, where the child malnutrition rate is one of the highest in the world, side effects of treatment threaten to reduce adherence to drug regimens and contribute to the development of drug-resistant strains of HIV. …

  2. The churches confronted with the problem of HIV/AIDS. Analysis of the situation in six countries of Eastern Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

    The document is a study published by the World Council of Churches in 2003 to investigate the involvement of churches and ecumenical organisations in responding to HIV & AIDS in Eastern Africa. On account of the fact that they constitute a microcosm of society, and considering the vanguard and prophetic role that they have played in other areas, it should be acknowledged that churches and ecumenical organisations have a crucial role to play in the efforts aimed at controlling and eradicating the epidemic. …

  3. National plans of action for orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa. Where are the youngest children?

    In 2005, an estimated 48 million children aged 0-18 years, that is to say 12 percent of all children in sub-Saharan Africa, were orphans, and that number is expected to rise to 53 million by 2010. One quarter of all orphans are orphaned because of AIDS, and about 2.6 million children are currently infected with HIV. In response to the general awareness of the increasing number of these children, a global initiative to develop national plans of action (NPAs) for these orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), or children affected by HIV and AIDS, has been launched. …

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