This report quantifies child and orphan poverty in the Kingdom of Swaziland in 2001 and in 2010. Poverty is understood as consumption (monetary) poverty and not as multidimensional deprivation. Child and orphan poverty indicators are based on the Swaziland Household Income and Expenditure Survey (SHIES). Additional indicators for teenaged men and women are calculated from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS). Secondary literature is also addressed. Child poverty and teenage indicators have not been previously undertaken.
The Swaziland Male Circumcision Strategic and Operational Plan for HIV Prevention 2014-2018 builds on the achievements of the Strategy and Implementation Plan for Scaling up Safe Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention 2009-2013. Developed under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, the 2014-2018 plan outlines the next phase of the national program to scale up male circumcision (MC) for HIV prevention. Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a critical pillar of Swaziland’s HIV response.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a standardized national model for integrated management of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in children. The individual components of this approach can be implemented at all levels of healthcare in order to target the largest number of malnourished children possible. Individual providers may need to apply these guidelines while adapting them to their individual client's situation and local resource concerns.