The report presents major achievements of the SRH Program in summaries that are useful to policymakers, program managers, health service providers and other stakeholders. The level of analysis in the report is primarily descriptive and is particularly useful for assessing progress of the program activities, against national targets as set out in National Health Sector Strategic Plan (NHSSP), Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) strategy. The program is one of the key players in MDG 4 which is to reduce infant mortality from 79 to 24.
The Swaziland SRH strategy seeks to address elen strategic focus areas in order to attain the National SRH Goal which is to "guide establishment of an evidence-based framework for the implementation of a well-coordinated and integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights programme in order to attain the highest level of health and well-being for all people of Swaziland."
The HIV prevention policy provides direction and guidelines on the HIV prevention programme implementation and on the response management to an extensive range of stakeholders, which includes policymakers, managers, programmers and implementers, taking into consideration the risk factors to infection and the key drivers to the epidemic.
The 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS recognizes the urgent need to achieve the Millenium Developmnt Goals (MDGs0 targets, particularly MDG 6 aimed at halting and reversing the HIV epidemic by 2015.
The High maternal mortality rate, high adolescent fertility rate, unmet need for family planning, and on-going problems with sexual and gender based violence are some of the indicators that highlight a need for comprehensive sexuality education and evidence based interventions. This SRH Policy provides concrete areas of focus and is aligned to internationl and national policies and frameworks.