Health
 Uganda
Project #24851

Nutritional care for HIV infected children

A microproject by Mountains of hope childrens ministries
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Summary

This micro project will provide nutritious food to HIV/AIDS children families to help Keep their immune system stronger so as to fight disease. HIV-infected children who are significantly underweight are much more likely to die than HIV-infected children who are not malnourished. Guidelines suggest that asymptomatic HIV-infected child may require up to 10% more energy than uninfected child.We will provide adequate micro nutrient intake through a balanced diet
$81.94
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months active

Challenge

HIV/AIDS continues to extract a heavy toll on children, families,and societies worldwide despite decades of activism, treatment, research and prevention efforts. Majority of households live in less than a dollar a day and hence can not afford a nutritional diet to infected children.

Solution

This micro project will train home based care givers to help monitor HIV infected children, it wil also provide nutritional dietary food supplements like cooking oil,rice, etc to households with children living with HIV in the community.Current recommendations suggest how to improve food intake in such children, such as adding extra energy and protein to local foods, giving the child mashed or chopped food with sauces in the case of mouth sores.

Long-Term Impact

Children living with HIV/AIDS will have improved health as a result of nutritional food support and trained home based caregivers and support groups.

Resources

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Organization Information

Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.mountains-ofhope.com
Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Kampala, Uganda

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