Eswatini

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We are on the frontline of HIV support in Eswatini, helping marginalised communities make their voices heard in national policy discussions.

Many of the people living with HIV in Eswatini are from key marginalised or criminalised groups, such as sex workers, prisoners and men who have sex with men (MSM).

Our work here concentrates on influencing national policy direction and helping young people living with HIV get the treatment and support they need.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 27.4% of the adult population of Eswatini is living with HIV.
  • 60.5% of sex workers are living with HIV.
  • The HIV infection rate amongst young women is 16.7%, versus just 3% in young men.

Our partner

Coordinating Assembly of NGOs in Swaziland (CANGO)

We partner with CANGO, supporting their capacity-building work with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that focus on HIV.

Established in 1983 to improve the quality of life for the people of Eswatini, CANGO now has a membership of more than 70 NGOs. Through its HIV and AIDS Consortium, CANGO looks to influence national policy and support organisations that provide HIV prevention services, alongside treatment and support for those already living with the virus. In 2017, CANGO held a series of meetings with members of parliament to review bills that affect women and key populations.

The organisation also works with adolescents and young people living with HIV, helping them to understand their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and stay healthy.

OUR IMPACT IN ESWATINI

In 2017, CANGO reached:

  • 49,631 people with targeted HIV prevention activities.
  • 55,088  people with integrated HIV/SRHR services.
  • 1,514 people with HIV treatment, care and support

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