Eswatini

Overview

There are currently nearly 220,000 people living with HIV in Eswatini; including 133,000 women and 15,000 children under the age of 15.
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Key Program Accomplishments

Since 2003, EGPAF-Eswatini has:

Provided access to prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services to 264,000 women

Ensured nearly 90,000 HIV-positive pregnant women received antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Averted nearly 17,000 HIV infections

Our Work

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) began supporting the Kingdom of Eswatini in 2003 to PMTCT and to provide HIV and AIDS care and treatment services. EGPAF-Eswatini’s work aims to ensure every client has access to HIV testing, high-quality counseling, and psychosocial support within a variety of easily accessible health settings throughout the country.

EGPAF-Eswatini provides support to improve local infrastructure and health systems through trainings, mentorship, and procurement of essential HIV drugs and commodities. We also work to increase community engagement in PMTCT, early infant HIV diagnosis (EID), and male circumcision. Currently, EGPAF-Eswatini provides comprehensive support to 63 sites in the Hhohho and Shiselweni regions with PMTCT, ART, and TB related services.

In addition, Eswatini has conducted several research studies aimed at improving program implementation and efficacy. Our research has focused on evaluations of mother-to-child HIV transmission, best practices in HIV counseling and testing, and approaches which foster community engagement in PMTCT and maternal, newborn, and child health care services.

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