The evaluation of the Extended Multisectoral HIV and AIDS National Strategic Framework (eNSF) 20142018 was commissioned to assess progress in meeting the HIV and AIDS response targets as well as the country’s progress towards achievement of the Umgubudla targets. The findings of the evaluation will inform the strategic direction for a new strategy 2018-2022.
This profile of Adolescents in Swaziland provides an understanding of the situation of adolescents in the country.
The National HIV Operational Plan (NOP) operationalizes the Extended National Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Framework (eNSF) 2014-2018. The NOP was developed through collective efforts by HIV implementers and partners in the country. The NOP translates the eNSF strategies into key and sub-activities, defines leading partners, targets and the estimatedcosts for these interventions.
The Swaziland Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys IV and V are nationally representative surveys of households, children, women and men. The main objective of the surveys is to provide up to date information for assessing the situation of children, women and men in Swaziland. Another objective is to furnish data needed for monitoring progress towards the goals established at the World Summit for Children and the Millennium Development Goals. The findings of the surveys are utilised by government and development partners for planning and monitoring programme implementation.
The implementation of prevention and treatment and care components of the HIV program has resulted in a number of results. In terms of prevention; the Service Availability Mapping 2013 shows that HTC coverage has increased from 76% in 2008 to 92% in 2013, 150 facilities in 2010 to162 in 2013 for PMTCT and 24 in 2010 to 45 in 2013 facilities providing VMMC.
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.
In The Strategy and Implementation Plan for Scaling Up Safe Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Swaziland, 2009–2013 (Ministry of Health, 2009) the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland outlined plans for integrating and scaling up male circumcision (MC). MC is to be delivered widely as part of a broad range of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention measures, as outlined in the National Strategic Framework for Response to HIV and AIDS, 2009–2014 (Ministry of Health, 2009). The MC Communications Strategy 2009–2013 is intended to support this initiative.