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Beyond Medicines: Nutrition Prezi
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Therefore, one service of PIH's system of community health
workers, health center nurses, social workers and doctors,
is the provision of food packages as needed. "Giving drugs without food is like washing your hands and drying them in the dirt."
--Haitian Proverb In PIH’s social support program, each patient receives a monthly food package valued at $30 for the first 10 months. Nutritional support continues if a patient’s body-mass index remains below 17.5. In Rwanda, 43% of deaths are attributed to malnutrition.
As of 2009, 45% of Rwandan children were malnourished. Nutrition is a
of health. Proper nutrition and successful ART treatment go hand in hand. An official partner of PIH, Gardens for Health provides agricultural solutions to health problems. They partner with rural health clinics to equip families facing malnutrition with seeds, livestock, and know-how for greater self-sufficiency. Spotlight On:
Gardens for Health International But what does this have to do with HIV/AIDS? Personal story about food/nutrition impacting HIV treatment...hopefully with photos. The provision of food packages in
Partners In Health's social support
programming recognizes how essential
nutrition is for proper treatment of HIV
and for good overall health. Again, insert the Beyond Medicines Logo. “[Malnutrition is] when physical function is impaired to such
a point where she or he can no longer maintain bodily
performance processes such as growth, pregnancies, lactation, physical work and resisting and recovering from disease.”
-World Health Organization What defines malnutrition? How does PIH address nutrition? Monthly Food Package Includes:
Corn soy blend
Or, similar high protein blend containing oil and sugar Why nutrition? What can we do? Getting at the Root of the Problem:
PIH and Agriculture In addition to providing food packages, PIH recognizes the sustainable investment in agriculture to combat malnutrition.
The Agriculture Training Center provides training to Agricultural Assistance Workers (AAWs) who then visit enrolled patients’ households on a weekly basis, working with them to develop agricultural goals. Fundraise $ will....
$ will.... Learn More: The Farm Bill The Farm Bill sets rules and spending limits for U.S. food aid. Legislation like the Farm Bill affects food scarcity globally. Understanding it is crucial to advocating for change.
Unlike other donor countries, the U.S. ships most of its food aid as in-kind donations rather than purchases from local farmers in the region in need.
By law, at least 75% of U.S food donations must be purchased, processed, and transported by American companies.
65% of the U.S. food aid budget is consumed by shipping costs. Did You Know? In the 2008 Farm Bill, Congress authorized a four-year, $60 million pilot program for local purchases of food aid. An initial survey found that the average cost of providing grains was 54% lower, and the delivery time was cut 62%. Source: http://www.iatp.org/documents/local-foods-global-food-aid-and-the-farm-bill Food being distributed in PIH Health Clinic Storage of Food Packages