A Study of the Outcomes of the Take-Home Food Rations for OVCs in Comunities Affected by AIDS in Malawi, UNICEF, WFP, IDS, Research for Equity and Community Health Trust (Malawi), May 2008

This research project was developed to answer the question of whether and how take-home food rations, delivered through schools and conditional on school attendance, can improve the lives and prospects for vulnerable children, their carers and other household members in communities heavily affected by AIDS.

JOHANNESBURG, 1 July 2009 (PlusNews) - An inability to access adequate funding is crippling efforts by community-based organisations (CBOs) to help some of Malawi's most vulnerable children.

Monkey Bay, 125km east of the capital, Lilongwe, has some of the highest poverty and HIV-prevalence rates in the country, according to the government's National Statistics Office.

The Malawi National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (NSP 2011 – 2016) is a follow up of the National HIV and AIDS Action Framework (NAF 2005– 2009), which was extended to 2011. The NSP seeks to provide continued guidance to the national response to HIV and AIDS, building to work done in the past decade. It is informed by the findings of the Community and Stakeholder consultations the National HIV and AIDS Policy Review (March 2001), the Malawi Growth and Development strategy (2011 – 2016) and the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSP) 2011– 2016; as well as developments in medical and scientific knowledge.


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