Swaziland has made significant progress over the last decade in battling the HIV epidemic. With the scale up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and prevention programmes, such as those to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The country’s HIV prevalence has also remained relatively high, with 19% among population 2 years and older and 26% among 15-49 years’ age group, (SDHS, 2006/07) though a decline has been noted in the incidence.
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.
The presentation of the Swaziland HIV Investment Case (SHIC) is a demonstrated commitment by the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland to work towards His Majesty King Mswati III’s vision of attaining an AIDS-free Swaziland by 2022. An objective that is in line with the national vision to attain ‘First World Status’ by 2022. For the Kingdom, managing, containing and ending AIDS is the most critical obligation, in recognition that HIV is the largest single catastrophe that the Swazi society has ever witnessed and suffered.
Spectrum is a suite of easy to use policy models which provide policymakers with an analytical tool to support decision making processes. Spectrum was used in modelling the magnitude of the HIV epidemic and the demographic, social and economic impacts in Swaziland. The projections were generated by a Mutisectoral Estimates and Projections Core Team led by NERCHA, in 2015.
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.
This TB National Strategic Plan (TB NSP) 2015-2019 is a successor plan for the 2010-2014, TB NSP. The goal of the 2015-2019 TB National Strategic Plan (TB NSP) is to achieve a 35% reduction of TB prevalence rate by 2019 to 907/100,000 of 2013. The NSP is based on five objectives for the next fives years as follows:
1. To increase TB case detection rates from 46% in 2013 to 70% in 2017 and 80% by 2019
2. To increase TB treatment success rates for all bacteriologically confirmes cases from 72.9% in 2013 to 90% by 2019
Men and women in Swaziland who are engaged in multiple or concurrent sexual
partnerships, or who have sexual partners with concurrent partners, face a very
high risk of HIV infection. Ninety-four in-depth interviews were conducted with 28
Swazi men and women (14 of each sex) between the ages of 20 and 39 in order
to explore participants’ sexual partnership histories, including motivations for
sexual relationships which carried high HIV risk. Concurrency was normative,
with most men and women having had at least one concurrent sexual
The Government of Swaziland has given high priority to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and according to the latest data, significant progress has been made in delivering PMTCT services in Swaziland. In 2010, Swaziland committed to the elimination of new infections in children and keeping their mothers alive through comprehensive scale up of PMTCT.
The report presents outcomes of the HIV/AIDS baseline survey commissioned by Matsapha Town Board. The survey focused on areas within the current boundaries of Matsapha urban area. The respondents were heads of households and representatives of companies at management levels. Matsapha Town Board commissioned the survey mainly to provide empirical data about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS as well as interventions and activities undertaken by various organizations in Matsapha.