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Author
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Title
Building Blocks: Asia (Health and Nutrition)
In
Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children
Imprint
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 28 pp
Description

See series of related publications. Reproduced with kind permission of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Abstract

"The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, with funding from USAID, has produced this series of practical briefing notes to assist policy-makers, programme managers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), local government and communities to respond to the needs of children affected by HIV and AIDS1 in Asia. The briefing notes focus on how programmes can strengthen the capacity of children, families and communities. They do not include general information on HIV and AIDS, as this is available in many other publications. These briefing notes are part of a set of seven, comprising six topics and an overview; Health and nutrition; Livelihoods and economic strengthening; Education and training; Care and psychosocial support; Social inclusion.
HIV/AIDS affects children’s health and nutrition directly. Children living with HIV have special health and nutritional needs. HIV and AIDS also affect children’s health and nutrition indirectly. Children who do not have HIV but who are orphaned or living with sick parents often live in extreme poverty. They have poor health because of poor environmental and sanitary living conditions, lack of access to health care or immunisations, lack of food, and neglect. They are more likely to be malnourished because poor households cannot afford enough good food, and sickness in the family may reduce food production."

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  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Education), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2006, 24 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Overview), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 18 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 24 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Care and Psychosocial Support), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 26 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Social Inclusion), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 20 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Building Blocks: Asia (Protection), Briefing notes for communities working with orphans and vulnerable children, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Brighton, 2006, 22 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]