Namibia's Education Ministry Launches HIV/AIDS Booster Packs for Teachers, Staff
December 10, 2008
Namibia's Ministry of Education has made immune system booster packs part of its efforts to mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in the country, the Namibian/AllAfrica.com reports. The packs aim to ensure that teachers and other education ministry employees who are living with HIV have strong immune systems, enabling antiretroviral therapy to be more effective. The packs -- which include supplements that provide 100% of the recommended daily intake of various nutrients, vitamins and minerals -- also aim to reduce absenteeism among teachers. According to the Namibian/AllAfrica.com, the education ministry employs more than 40,000 people.
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