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The WHO Executive Board (EB117), January 23-28 2006, is recommending for consideration to the WHA59, May, 2006, the following resolution:

  NMH EB117 resolutions:

EB117/R2: Nutrition and HIV/AIDS

Resolution WHA57.14 urged Member States, as a matter of priority, to pursue policies and practices that promote the integration of nutrition into a comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS. Subsequently, WHO Secretariat and other UN and non-governmental organizations held a technical consultation on nutrition and HIV/AIDS in Africa (Durban, South Africa, 10-13 April 2005) which concluded with a range of recommendations. The recommendations were based on the main findings of a detailed review of the latest scientific evidence on the macronutrient and micronutrient needs of HIV-infected people, including pregnant and lactating women and patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.

This resolution to the WHA URGES Member States to make nutrition an integral part of their response to HIV/AIDS by identifying nutrition interventions for immediate integration into HIV/AIDS programming. This includes strengthening political commitment to nutrition and HIV/AIDS as part of their health agenda and reinforcing nutrition components in HIV/AIDS policies and programmes and incorporating HIV/AIDS issues in national nutrition policies and programmes. It also calls for Member States and WHO to strengthen, revise or establish new guidelines and assessment tools for nutrition care and support of people living with HIV/AIDS.

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