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HIV in the News

20 August 2011

  • Swazi News

    A senior member of the Board of Directors of the Swaziland National Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (SWANNEPHA) is currently embroiled in a bitter maintenance and paternity wrangle with a woman over a two-year-old child.

    Vusie Nxumalo is the Vice Chairman of the Board at SWANNEPHA. The woman, Celucolo Gaolalwe has taken him to court, seeking an order compelling him to pay maintenance for his alleged child, a two year-old boy.

  • Swazi News

    The Vice Chairman of SWANNEPHA, Vusie Nxumalo and Celi, the mother of the disputed child, met and had sexual intercourse during an AIDS workshop held at Simunye Country Club in 2008.

    It was allegedly a one night stand that is now haunting both of them - some two years later.

19 August 2011

  • http://www.times.co.sz
    Times of Swaziland

    The world population is projected to reach seven billion on October 31, 2011 and this is a reminder of the challenges faced by countries regarding issues of family planning.

    These projections are a call for nations to scale up family planning services and provide resources that will enable women and men to plan on the number of children they want to have.

  • http://www.times.co.sz
    Times of Swaziland

    The face of poverty has reared its ugly head for pupils at Embo Methodist Primary School in the Hhohho region. Government's delay in releasing the OVC and Free Primary Education funds has greatly affected the pupils whose feeding scheme has been suspended due to shortage of funds.

    About 40 orphaned and vulnerable pupil taking antiretroviral treatment (ARVs) have been greatly inconvenienced by the current prevailing situation.

  • Swazi Observer

    Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini has assured people living with HIV (PLHIV) that despite the current financial challenges, efforts have been made to ensure adequate supply of medication for the health sector.

    He was speaking to SWANNEPHA representatives at cabinet offices. The SWANNEPHA representatives deliberated on challenges they face in their fight against HIV.