Food Aid Cuts In Burkina Faso Deprive People With HIV/AIDS Of Nutrition, Advocates Say
IRIN: What a funding crisis is doing to AIDS patients in Burkina Faso
“For years you couldn’t tell if someone in Burkina Faso had HIV/AIDS just by looking at them. Now it’s getting easier again because cuts in food assistance are depriving them of nutrition, AIDS advocates say. Some 12,000 HIV/AIDS patients who rely on food aid are at risk of food insecurity and health problems this year if programs don’t receive the required level of funding, local and international aid agencies warn…” (Ouedraogo, 5/14).