Regional Consultation on Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in French speaking countries

Evidence, lessons and recommendations for action
17 - 20 November, 2008, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Of the approximately 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2007, an estimated 22 million people were in the Sub-Saharan Africa. High malnutrition rates are persisting in the African Region where food is often identified as most immediately and critically needed by people living with HIV/AIDS and others affected by the pandemic.

Scaling-up care and antiretroviral therapy cannot be addressed without planning for appropriate nutrition. Governments are currently grappling with a range of programme and policy challenges related to food, nutrition and HIV/AIDS. Building on global experiences and knowledge, this consultation will recognize the status and extent of the problem in French speaking African countries, and will propose, both, technical and operational plans to address it.

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Contact information:

Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27

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