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May 21, 2007 – Brussels, CARE held a second roundtable meeting in cooperation with WFP and UNAIDS to discuss the links between food insecurity and HIV and AIDS.

Practitioners from Rwanda, Ethiopia and Zambia shared experiences in HIV and food security programming and provided tools for policy makers and programmers in Europe.

In 2007, we are one year into the “scale up” to universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support, and as we approach the half way point to the Millennium Development Goals, it is an appropriate time to take stock of a comprehensive approach.

This second roundtable builds on last year’s discussion, which brought together high-level representation from the European Commission, relevant UN agencies, the European Parliament and the NGO community to share ideas about how to create greater linkages in this area and optimise the impact of existing interventions.

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Since 2004, CARE Zambia has been working through a Program Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) to implement a number of Social Protection projects, aimed at increasing the capacity of institutions and the most vulnerable in society to better manage the risks associated with food insecurity, destitution and HIV and AIDS.

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Since 2004, CARE Zambia has been working through a Program Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) to implement a number of Social Protection projects, aimed at increasing the capacity of institutions and the most vulnerable in society to better manage risk associated with food insecurity, destitution and HIV and AIDS.

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This case study evaluates the use of home based case kits as a part of CARE's Social Protection projects, aimed at increasing the capacity of institutions and the most vulnerable in society to better manage risk associated with food insecurity, destitution and HIV and AIDS.

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This briefing paper, which responds to Article 28 of UNGASS 2006, highlights the importance of adequate food and nutrition in mitigating against the impacts of HIV and AIDS.

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This document describes CARE Bangladesh’s four years of experience in working with truck drivers, their helpers, rickshaw pullers and dockworkers, gained through their DFID-funded HIV Programme.

Transport workers are considered to be potential ‘bridges' to the general population in the transfer of HIV and sexually transmitted infections because of their relationship to sex workers.

As well as covering the challenges faced by the project and the lessons learnt as a result of the intervention, the document outlines the three key intervention strategies of the project: partnership with labour unions, employing peer educators and outreach workers and setting up drop-in-centres.

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This document outlines CARE Bangladesh’s five years of experience in working with drug users to prevent HIV, gained through their DFID funded HIV Programme.

There is a rising trend of HIV prevalence among injecting drug users in Bangladesh and in one area of Dhaka city. The reported rate of HIV prevalence is 8.9%, indicating the start of a concentrated epidemic among this group.

To contain the spread of the disease, the project used a harm reduction approach, including services such as peer education, abcess and STD treatment, condom distribution and needle-syringe exchange.

The document also describes the challenges faced during the implementation of the project and the lessons learned.

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