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HIV/AIDS, UNDER-NUTRITION AND FOOD INSECURITY

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Malnutrition, particularly among children, is currently one of the largest and most devastating global health issues. Worldwide, approximately 795 million people are undernourished, with the largest share in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia (FAO, 2015). (See: http://www.worldhunger.org/2015-world-hunger-and-poverty-facts-and-statistics) For example, in sub-Saharan Africa almost one in every four people is undernourished (23.2% of the population). In particular, children suffer greatly from hunger and malnutrition. (See: https://www.worldhunger.org/world-child-hunger-facts) In the developing world, among children under the age of 5, approximately 13% are undernourished and 17% are underweight (FAO, 2015). Hunger and HIV/AIDS are inter-related. Malnutrition is both a contributor to and effect of HIV/AIDS. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic is closely linked to the problem of hunger and malnutrition. Approximately 37 million people who are infected with HIV/AIDS (also t…

Where to do your hunger Campaign. Know your world

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World Population7.6 billion World Hunger – Although the number of undernourished people has dropped by over 20% since 1992 (216 million fewer than in 1990-92) today there are815 million people who do not have enough to eat. This is more than the 795 million in 2014, although still down from about 900 million in 2000. – 98% of the world’s undernourished people live in developing countries. – Where is hunger the worst? – Asia: 519.6 million – Sub-Saharan Africa:223 million – Latin America and the Caribbean: 42.5 million Aiming at the very heart of hunger, The Hunger Project is currently committed to work in Bangladesh,

Being hungry is just like being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody.

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Eating alone is a disappointment. But not eating matter more, is hollow and green, has thorns like a chain of fish hooks, trailing from the heart, clawing at your insides. Hunger feels like pincers, like the bite of crabs; it burns, burns, and has no fur. Let us sit down soon to eat with all those who haven’t eaten; let us spread great tablecloths, put salt in lakes of the world, set up planetary bakeries, tables with strawberries in snow, and a plate like the moon itself from which we can all eat. For now I ask no more than the justice of eating. Being hungry is just like being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody.MUH PLAVIOUS KIENYUI  NAYD CAMEROON

Poverty as a Disease

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Wisdom is better than rubies. —Solomon
Truth alone makes rich and great. —Emerson One of the most subtle fallacies of the day is the common belief that wealth is power. Wealth is not power; it is only an evidence of power. The ruby is a precious stone, but the wisdom that discovers and extracts it from its native rock is of incomparably greater value. The same wisdom can discover and produce other precious gems. The producer is always greater than the thing produced. Truth is the great producer, and is the first cause of all riches and greatness. For many centuries King Solomon has stood as the type of wealth and wisdom. It is related of him that he was offered the choice of supreme good in any form he might desire. He simply asked for wisdom. In consequence of that possession, but not as a reward of merit, as has so long been taught, his wealth and power became truly fabulous. For centuries, also, we have read the teaching of the Nazarene: "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and h…

Malnutrition

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Malnutrition involves a dietary deficiency. People may eat too much of the wrong type of food and have malnutrition, but this article will focus on undernutrition, when a person lacks nutrients because they do not consume enough food. Poor diet may lead to a lack of vitamins, minerals, and other essential substances. Too little protein can lead to kwashiorkor, symptoms of which include a distended abdomen. A lack of vitamin C can result in scurvy. Scurvy is rare in industrialized nations, but it can affect older people, those who consume excessive quantities of alcohol, and people who do not eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Some infants and children who follow a limited diet for any reason may be prone to scurvy. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 462 million people worldwide are malnourished, and stunted development due to poor diet affects 159 million children globally. Malnutrition during childhood can lead not only to long-term health problems but also to education…

Poor man's meal plan

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Eating healthy can fit anyone's budget, even the poor man. Sixty-two percent of shoppers think healthy foods are too expensive, but replacing your unhealthy snack foods such as chips or crackers with a healthy serving of fruits or vegetables can save you 2 cents per serving. That may not sound like much, but coupled with other cost-saving tips for healthy eating, those 2 cents can add up.