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WFP policy on HIV/AIDS

A policy document, 'Programming in the era of AIDS : WFP's response to AIDS/HIV', submitted in February 2003 to the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive board1 has been approved.

The document begins with the premise that food security can be viewed as one more way to prevent the spread of AIDS and reduce its impact, and that people affected by HIV/AIDS need both treatment and food. The document notes that little work has been carried out on how food - and, specifically, food aid - can be best integrated into programmes designed to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on poor households' food security.

The document states that, when associated with other inputs, food assistance in all WFP programming categories can:

The board adopted the following recommendations contained in the policy paper:

For further information, contact Rita Bhatia, WFP at email: Rita.Bhatia@wfp.org

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1Executive board first regular session - 5-7th February, 2003. Policy Issues Agenda Item 4. Programming in the era of AIDS; WFP response to HIV/AIDS

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WFP policy on HIV/AIDS. Field Exchange 19, July 2003. p20. www.ennonline.net/fex/19/wfp