Southern Africa

In a context of stigma, financial challenges and poor access to healthcare, Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL) is a 4,500 membership organisation that runs community healthcare projects that offer critical support for women and children infected with HIV and AIDS. SWAPOL establishes and strengthens community support groups and promotes good nutrition through communal gardens, kitchen gardens, and backyard gardens for terminally ill people.

Funding from the AWDF enabled SWAPOL to scale up an existing healthcare project in 20 rural communities. This included training for 40 community caregivers, mobile clinics for home-based healthcare projects, and a system that tracks and refers treatment defaulters for anti-retroviral drugs.

Swaziland for Positive Living

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