Social Justice and Empowerment

Nutrition Supplement Scheme for HIV affected Women & Children in Kerala / एचआईवी पीड़ितों के लिए पोषण पूरक योजना

एचआईवी पीड़ितों के लिए पोषण पूरक योजना (हिंदी में) 

Nutrition Supplement to HIV affected Women and Children scheme is launched by the Social Justice Department (Government of Kerala) with an aim to provide Supplement to the women & children’s who are living with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This scheme started in December 2008 to control HIV and help those people who are living with the HIV. Under this scheme, the government provides supplements to the women & children’s who are suffering and living with the HIV. Providing good nutrients to the patient is the vital component in HIV to control its rapid progress. Because malnourishment can worsen the effect of HIV and rapid progression of the infection to concert into AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). In the country, a majority of people living with HIV/AIDS without proper nutrition & most of them belongs to economically backward families and their nutrition status is very poor. HIV infected patient has the low immune system which is extremely vulnerable to other infections. The patient also vulnerable to loss of appetite and weight loss which is contributing diseases. To prevent and control this problem, the government of Kerala comes with the very good initiative to provide Nutrition supplements for the women & children’s living with HIV. Initially, 2,800 women and children who are registered in Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) clinics and Link ART clinics run by the Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS) are being provided nutritional supplements

Benefits of Nutrition Supplement to HIV affected Women & Children:

  • Government provides nutritional supplements to the women & children’s who are suffering and living with the HIV
  • Economically backward families can get benefits of this scheme
  • It helps to control HIV

Eligibility for Nutrition Supplement to HIV affected Women & Children:

  1. Applicant should be resident of Kerala state
  2. Women & children’s who are living with HIV are eligible for those schemes

How to apply for Nutrition Supplement to HIV affected Women & Children:

  1. Applicant contact social welfare office in Kerala for the assistance
  2. Applicant also contact protection officer, Social Justice Department
  3. Contact women and child department

Contact Details:

  1. Chief Probation Superintendent, Directorate of Social Justice, Vikas Bhavan, Vth Floor, Thiruvananthapuram

References & Details:

  1. For more details about Nutrition Supplement to HIV affected Women & Children visit: http://swd.kerala.gov.in/index.php/women-a-child-development/schemes–programmes-/women-state-/208?task=view

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