Specially formulated food to bridge nutrition gaps

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MIRROR LIGHTS: Specially formulated food to bridge nutrition gaps

Specially formulated food to bridge nutrition gaps

As has been noted by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in its nutrition guidelines, nutritional care needs to be integrated in the care of all people and children living with HIV, especially the most vulnerable groups which include infants, young children under 5 years as well as pregnant and lactating women.

Therapeutic food manufacturers have proposed Ready-to-Use Supplementary Foods (RUSF) as a potent way to equip HIV-infected people in managing infection and its ill effects.

In a communication to NACO, CMAM Association of India has offered to work closely with the AIDS control agency and launch therapeutic products that could delay the progression of HIV to AIDS and help HIV-infected people fight the illness better.

CMAM Association of India is an association of manufacturers of nutrition supplements including Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) and Ready-to-Use Supplementary Foods (RUSF) supporting India’s fight against malnutrition by manufacturing in India. “We see a definite role for ourselves in supporting the AIDS programme of the Government of India.

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