Kenya Nutrition and HIV Program (NHP) (2008-2013)
NHP works to strengthen nutritional therapy in and out of hospital settings. The project targets malnourished people living with HIV (PLHIV), positive pregnant and post-partum women, and orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC). The project trains health providers to deliver nutrition services as an adjunct in care and treatment of HIV and AIDS; catalyses local capacity development to produce supplemental and therapeutic foods by supporting private sector partners in the production of food formulations; and encourages the development of a supply chain system for nutritional commodities. NHP also collaborates with public and private partners to address the disconnection between knowledge and action, and between evidence and practice, specifically when addressing food security, the impact of food by prescription, and the effectiveness of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). NHP collaborates with Kenya’s National AIDS/STD Control Program (NASCOP) in developing health worker materials required for training and for clinical use as well as take-home materials for clients. By 2013, NHP will ensure that staff at 250 public and mission hospitals and their satellite sites offer food by prescription along with nutrition education and counseling as an HIV care and treatment component.
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