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 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 National TB Control Program (NTCP), based on the internationally recommended Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) strategy, was launched in 1997 and it expanded across the country in a phased manner with support from the World Bank and other development partners.
The objectives of the program are:
• To achieve and maintain TB case detection of at least 70% of the estimated NSP cases in the community.
• To achieve and maintain TB treatment success rate of at least 85% among New Sputum Positive (NSP) patients
In response to key knowledge gaps regarding HIV among key populations (KP) in Swaziland and the Ministry of Health's expressed interest in addressing the needs of KP, two complementary research studies were conducted. The first, a quantitative study, was designed to evaluate HIV prevalence among KP in Swaziland and describe behavioral social, and structural factors associated with HIV infection in KP. The specific aims of this study were:
1. To calculate an unbiased estimate of HIV and Syphilis prevalence among FSW and MSM in Swaziland;