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Angola National Strategy Plan on HIV/AIDS 2003 - 2008

The process of formulation of the present strategic plan for STI/HIV/AIDS for the period 2003-2008 began during a technical meeting on HIV/AIDS accomplished on February 5, 2003 involving representatives of the Ministries, NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations), Churches and the business sector on which was established work Groups that delineated the process of elaboration of NEP and it accomplished an inquiry to analyze the answer capacity to HIV/AIDS of the provinces and of the different national institutions.

Swaziland Commemorates World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is globally commemorated every 1st day of the month of December. In Swaziland the 2014 World AIDS Day event was held in Lubombo Region at Siteki sports ground.

 

Swaziland WAD 2014

 

The MaxART Consortium information desk during the WAD commemoration event

Swaziland: Giving young people a voice

SAfAIDS in partnership with the Family Life Association implemented a Sexual Reproductive Health ( SRH) national dialogue on Family Planning for young people. The dialogue brought together 30 young people from different organisations working with young people to discuss SRH issues affecting them. The organisations included AMICAALL, Super buddies, Swaziland Young Women’s Network (SYWON), Khulisa umntfwana, Rock of hope, FLAS and SWANNEPHA.

A success story: Surviving Tuberculosis

Masiza Lukhele is an ex-miner who lives in Buseleni - a chiefdom found in Nkwene constituency. He earns a living from keeping poultry in a small scale that helps him keep his family slightly above the poverty datum line. He was diagnosed with TB while working in the dusty tunnels of one of the South African mines. He first enrolled for treatment in Lebanon hospital in the Republic of South Africa and was successful in completing a six months long treatment. During his treatment he was compelled to retire from work.

Swaziland: TB affected communities taking action

SAfAIDS in collaboration with the miners association conducted 2 meetings with TB affected communities in 2 Constituencies (Nkwene and Mpolonjeni) on 19-20th November 2014. During these meetings the communities were given refresher training on TB (with more emphasis on TB symptoms, community coordinated support in identifying TB patients for TB treatment and adherence). The newly developed National Strategic Plan (NSP 2015-2019) on TB was introduced to the communities through a presentation by the National TB Programme (NTP).

STOP TB: Know The Facts

- Get as much information as you can about TB. With more information, a person can make the right choices and cope effectively with TB and HIV
- Ask your health care provider for more information on TB that you can read at home
- Find out if there are organisations within your community that deal with TB and other related diseases such as HIV
- Find out if there are support groups in your community and join them. This will improve your quality of life as you will be able to share information with people who have survived TB and HIV

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