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ZAMBIA: Govt to complement anti-AIDS drugs rollout with nutrition

Zambia says nutrition is to become a part of its free rollout of anti-AIDS treatment.

According to Health Minister Brian Chituwo, some 5,000 people on antiretroviral treatment could soon benefit from the supportive feeding envisaged by the initiative.

A local newspaper, The Post, quoted Chituwo as saying: "It is very evident that the progression of HIV to AIDS takes longer if there is good nutrition."

The government intends using part of the US $65 million recently pledged by the World Food Programme to implement the plan.

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