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 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.