Clean water, nutritious food, and a hygienic environment -- these are the building blocks of health for any community. Yet, these necessities are out of reach for many families in low-resource environments. As a result, malnutrition contributes to 45 percent of childhood deaths worldwide. Combined with micronutrient deficiencies, malnourishment stunts children’s physical and cognitive development, the consequences of which are life-long.
This document aims to facilitate an understanding of the bi-directional relationship between HIV and food and nutrition security. It illuminates the causes of HIV-related food and nutrition insecurity, and points to a list of programmatic interventions and resources to consider for addressing each cause in detail.
In February 2011, AIDSTAR-One, with support from the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS), piloted a training curriculum in Kenya that aims to address water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) issues at health facilities to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV and their families. This report summarizes the results of that assessment.
This draft training resource aims to address problems around water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) at health facilities to improve the quality of life of PLWH and their families entitled Improving the Lives of People Living with HIV (PLWH) through WASH: Water Sanitation and Hygiene.
This comprehensive, 3-4 day curriculum has two goals:
1. To build the capacity of individual health care providers to adopt WASH approaches.
2. To provide guidance to program planners and administrators in developing facility-wide WASH approaches.