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CRS Success Palliative Care: Nutritional Supplementation Targeted Evaluation

Author (s): 
Egge, K; Campbell, J; Senefeld, S
Publication details: 
Baltimore, CRS, 2007

This project by CRS aimed to investigate the impact of nutritional supplements on HIV positive home based care (HBC) clients not taking ARVs that met the criteria for targeted nutritional supplementation. The study was carried out from April to October 2005. The results show that the nutritional supplements had a significantly positive impact on almost all quality of life and nutritional variables measured. This evaluation’s power lies in its reflection of positive change in a real program, implemented by local partners, with all the constraints of funding, personnel, and everyday problems of running a home-based care activity in a resource poor setting. Future evaluations should build off of the initial findings presented here.