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SWAZILAND: Swazi orphans face education crisis
29 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Government and social welfare NGOs are seeking ways to offset a pending education crisis for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) after school heads resolved this week to bar those unable to pay fees.
SWAZILAND: Accelerating response to AIDS
28 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Accelerating its response to the AIDS challenge, the Swazi government announced on Wednesday it had selected preferred suppliers of antiretroviral drugs, while the national AIDS funding agency said it had applied for a US $48.5 million grant from the Global Fund.
SWAZILAND: Army HIV/AIDS policy proposed
8 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Swaziland's Ministry of Defence in a new study has found that soldiers were at a higher risk of HIV infection than the general public, the Pan African News Agency reported.
SWAZILAND: Innovative approaches to HIV/AIDS
2 April 2004 (PlusNews ), Swaziland's AIDS prevention and mitigation efforts will be given significant backing this year, now that the National Emergency Committee on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA), which distributes government, private sector and Global Fund monies to health care groups, is fully set up and funded.
SWAZILAND: Campaign to help AIDS-hit education system
31 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Swaziland is establishing a local branch of the UN-supported Global Campaign for Education in an effort to improve the kingdom's schools and curriculum.
SWAZILAND: Seven-point plan to fight HIV/AIDS
25 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Swaziland's ailing health care system is expected to undergo major changes this year as the government prepares to tackle increasing rates of HIV/AIDS infection.
SWAZILAND: AIDS stats must be seen in context, say authorities
25 March 2004 (PlusNews ), Statistics showing that Swaziland has the highest HIV infection rate in world need to be put into context, officials told Plusnews.
SWAZILAND: World's highest rate of HIV infection
19 March 2004 (PlusNews ), A senior UN official on Friday confirmed that Swaziland now has the world's highest rate of HIV infection, at 38.6 percent.
SWAZILAND: Unregulated ARVs cause health havoc
5 March 2004 (PlusNews ), After years of resisting the introduction of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in Swaziland, the government bowed to pressure from international donor organisations last year and permitted their distribution.
SWAZILAND: National disaster declared
23 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Swaziland Prime Minister Themba Dlamini has declared a national disaster as a result of the triple threat of drought, poverty and HIV/AIDS.
SWAZILAND: Disaster declared over drought and AIDS
19 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Swaziland's King Mswati III, has declared a humanitarian disaster due to the effects of drought and HIV/AIDS, Reuters reported.
SWAZILAND: Army to introduce compulsory HIV testing
3 February 2004 (PlusNews ), Swaziland's small national army, the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), has confirmed plans to introduce a programme of compulsory HIV testing for its personnel.
SWAZILAND: School enrolments hampered by AIDS and economic decline
14 January 2004 (PlusNews ), Swaziland's schools will soon reopen but teachers are concerned that HIV/AIDS and a weakening economy could diminish the number of children enrolling for the 2004 academic year.
SWAZILAND: AIDS and economic decline hamper school enrolments
12 January 2004 (PlusNews ), With schools reopening nationwide this week, teachers in Swaziland are concerned that a weakening economy and HIV/AIDS will affect the number of children enrolling for the 2004 academic year.
SWAZILAND: AIDS toll leads to flood of bogus "miracle" cures
29 December 2003 (PlusNews ), The authorities in Swaziland are doing little to stem a flood of bogus "miracle AIDS cures" in a country with one of the world's highest HIV infection rates.
SWAZILAND: Community provides "shoulders to cry on"
11 December 2003 (PlusNews ), A legion of volunteer community activists in Swaziland are identifying orphans and vulnerable children - many of them affected by AIDS - and seeing to their nutritional, medical, educational and psychological needs.
SWAZILAND: Resisting condom use as AIDS deaths soar
1 December 2003 (PlusNews ), Resistance to condom use in Swaziland has proved a perplexing failure for the government and health NGOs, a failure whose consequence is apparent in new statistics on the epidemic released by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
SWAZILAND: Illegal immigrants joins AIDS-hit workforce
14 November 2003 (PlusNews ), Illegal immigrants from Mozambique are slowly replacing a workforce hit by HIV/AIDS in Swaziland, the country's Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said.
SWAZILAND: Govt blamed for blood supply crisis
12 November 2003 (PlusNews ), Swaziland's national blood bank is on the brink of collapse following the government's failure to honour a partnership agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Switzerland-based organisation has warned.
SWAZILAND: Feature on exposing child abuse
17 October 2003 (PlusNews ), A groundbreaking study by the Ministry of Education on the effect of child abuse paints a disturbing portrait of the state of the Swazi child today, suggesting that up to 38 percent of children might be abuse survivors.

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