Swaziland Implementation Plan for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (SWIPP)








In September 2010, the EGPAF partnered with Swaziland’s Ministry of Health, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, and the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) to strengthen the management skills of government and civil society leaders responsible for scaling up high-quality prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in accordance with new 2010 World Health Organization guidelines. EGPAF worked with J&J to host the Management Development Institute, which resulted in the creation of regional and national teams that developed plans for PMTCT implementation (SWIPP). The J&J-supported training and SWIPP team mentorship filled a key gap in Swaziland, enabling those responsible for designing, managing, and monitoring health programs to build and strengthen critical management skills, develop action plans, and to be accountable for plan results.