Poor adherance to ARVs is largely attributed to poor nutrition resulting from poverty and a lack of sustainable sources of livelihoods among persons living with HIV/AIDS. This is particularly worse with refugee women and children who largely depend on food rations supplied by UN World Food Program and other partners. Unfortunately given the recent negative economic global effects of COVID19, there has been a significant challenge in getting adquate funding by WFP and partners which forced World Food Program in July 2020 to announce a reduction in food rations given to refugees byba further 30%. This has placed the lives of and health of women and children living with HIV/AIDs at greater risk of further detoloriation.
VFH Uganda sought to supplement the nutritional and incomes of women and children living with HIV/AIDs through provision of poultry. However, through continued engagement with the beneficiaries, many have expressed the need for mental health support and provision of start up capital to enable them start their own manageable small scale businesses. Against this background, VFH Uganda btogether with all stakeholders agreed to focus on providing mental health support to this category of persons and integrate it with start up capital support for business rather than provide the poultry.
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