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Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children

by Taiwan Fund for Children and Families Vetted since 2015
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children
Food for HIV-Infected Swazi Children

Summary

Swaziland is a lower middle-income country & 63% of Swazis live below the poverty line. 19,000 children aged 0-14 years lived with HIV in 2015. In children with HIV/AIDS, growth impairment often occurs before opportunistic infections or other symptoms are present. It's likely to accelerate disease progression, increase morbidity & reduce survival. Nutritional support is very important to the care of HIV-infected children and TFCF food packs will help appropriate growth and development for them.

$381.66
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

WHO noted that nutritional support should be integrated into the routine care of HIV-infected children. Most of them are undernourished while receiving antiretroviral treatment. Malnutrition in children is particularly devastating because they are in the process of growth & development. It could result in severe illness and may affect recovery from infection. However, many of families are impoverished and unable to provide basic food for their HIV-infected children. They need food assistance!

Solution

We provide edible food packs to HIV-infected Swazi children with essential nutrients & fiber, including 0.5L of cooking oil, 1KG of beans & 2.5KG of maize meal. Swazi makes polenta with food packs for child or infant as non-staple foodstuff. A child aged 0-10 years receives 1 food pack & a child aged 11-14 years receives 2 food packs monthly. As many of families are impoverished, the provision of food supplementation will be beneficial. Through our project, we hope children are free from hunger.

Long-Term Impact

Children with HIV infection have higher energy requirements and frequent infections that will delay recovery. Several studies in the world have shown that most of HIV-infected children were stunted, wasted and underweight. The goal of the program is to empower HIV-infected children in vulnerable family and give them an opportunity to recover from infection with more energy. TFCF food packs provide a long-term solution to support HIV-infected children and help them be free from hunger.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ccf.org.tw/​
TFCF Swaziland Facebook
WHO eLENA: Nutritional care of HIV-infected child

Organization Information

Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

Location: Taichung - Taiwan
Website: http:/​/​www.ccf.org.tw/​
Project Leader:
Wen Hung
Taichung, Taiwan

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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