Africare/Burkina Faso

Photo: Lonnie Woods III
Photo: Lonnie Woods III

We Know Africa Can Feed Itself

The good news is that hunger is decreasing globally. The number of chronically hungry people shrank from nearly one in five people worldwide between 1990 and 1992, to about one in eight people between 2010 and 2012. That is real progress, but it is too soon to celebrate.

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Maimounata Sawadogo cares for her family despite being HIV positive.
Maimounata Sawadogo cares for her family despite being HIV positive.

Regaining Hope

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Two years ago, Maimounata Sawadogo’s husband became sick and lost his job as an ambulance driver. Just at that time, she learned that she was HIV positive

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Use of MAHFP to Track Vulnerability in Households of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Food Security Programs in Burkina Faso: A Focus on Food Security Status, Household Risk Factors, and Selected Nutritional Concerns Specific to PLHIV

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This paper describes the results of a pilot study on how the level of household food security (based on the Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning [MAHFP] indicator) relates to a number of socio-economic household characteristics and selected nutritional concerns specific to people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) in Africare/Burkina’s Zondoma Food Security Initiative, Phase II (ZFSI II) intervention area.

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The Link between Health/Nutrition and Household Vulnerability for Phase II of the Zondoma Food Security Initiative in Burkina Faso: MAHFP as a Tool for Targeting Project Interventions

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This paper demonstrates the utility and identifies the challenges of using the Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP) as a tool for linking vulnerability and health/nutrition practices, based on the findings of the baseline study of the Zondoma Food Security Initiative, Phase II (ZFSI Phase II) in Burkina Faso.

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