People living with HIV are further burdened with another public health issue: malnutrition. Of the 842 million people estimated to be malnourished worldwide, 223 million (27%) live in sub-Saharan Africa. Of the 42 million people living in Kenya, 11 million (26%) are malnourished. Malnutrition and food insecurity are consequences of the economic status of a country. Across Kenya, 45.9% of the population lives below the poverty line, most of who live in rural areas. This is understandable considering that the average gross national income per capita in Kenya is $840, compared to an average of over $50,000 in other industrialized nations. (Elizabeth M Vaughan, The Impact of Nutrition on CD4+ Levels for HIV-positive Kenyan Adults).
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Last date updated on September, 2014