Improving Nutrition Assessment and Treatment at 13-supported Healthcare Facilities

Resource type: 
Success Stories
Publication date: 
October 2014
Published by: 
USAID/SUSTAIN
Sequence number: 
32
Improving Nutrition Assessment and Treatment at 13-supported Healthcare Facilities
Uganda’s burden of malnutrition is currently estimated at 20-25% among adults initiated on anti-retroviral therapy (ART), 30-40% for HIV-infected children1, and 5% for children below 5 years2. Because malnutrition can impair healing, increase the possibility of infections and reduce one’s productivity if not managed, it remains a serious danger for people living with HIV/AIDS.