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5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics as U.S. government launches bold strategy to accelerate progress
Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.   Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: School Children 'Face Starvation' - Report
[Swazi Media] Children in Swaziland must 'brace themselves for starvation', according to a head teacher as once again the government has failed to deliver food to schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Protection of children's rights in the Swaziland legal system: achievements and challenges - Shongwe MN.
The paper critically analyses the domestication and application of the UNCRC in the Swaziland legal system. Since ratifying the UNCRC in 1995, the Swaziland government has made great strides with respect to child protection through domesticating the Conven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazi Schools Hunger Continues
[Swazi Media] Members of parliament in Swaziland have accused a government ministry of lying in a report on severe hunger in the kingdom's schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland Nears HIV Containment Goals (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- African nation's incidence of HIV cut in half since 2011 (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Cuts HIV Infection Rate in Half
[VOA] The U.S. government says the HIV epidemic is "coming under control" in Swaziland, the country with the world's highest prevalence of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV epidemic 'coming under control' in nation with top rate
HIV epidemic 'coming under control' in country with world's highest rate, Swaziland: US (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Data from Swaziland Show Global Efforts are Helping to Control the HIV Epidemic
PEPFAR, CDC, and Columbia University released new findings from the Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS2) at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science. The results show remarkable national progress in Swaziland, a country with the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world as of 2015, and provide clear evidence that global efforts are helping control the HIV epidemic. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Swaziland survey shows impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemic
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Key findings from the second Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey, SHIMS2, reveal impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemic in the country. Results show a doubling in population viral load suppression since 2011 and a decrease by nearly half in the rate of new HIV infections. The findings were released today at a press conference held by the Prime Minister's office in Mbabane, Swaziland and at the International Aids Society (IAS) 2017 Conference in Paris, France. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2
Quarterly NewsletterAlert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2July 17, 2017Tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.8 million people last year, overtaking HIV/AIDS as the world's deadliest infectious disease. Another nine million people suffer from TB. MSF is among the largest non-governmental providers of TB care in the world. We supported more than 20,000 patients on treatment in 2016 —including more than 2,000 patients fighting DR-TB. We run 24 projects to treat the disease, in places from Swaziland to Tajikistan. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Six Top Experts Resigned From Donald Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel
Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at the pioneering LGBTQ legal group Lambda Legal, resigned late last week from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), along with five other council members, in protest of Donald Trump’s polices  ― or lack of polices ― to combat the HIV epidemic. On Friday, Schoettes lambasted Trump as callous, a president who “simply does not care,” laying out the reasons for the resignations in a piece on Newsweek.com:  As advocates for people living with HIV, we have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swaziland: Senate Snubs LGBTI Health Report
[Swazi Media] Senators in Swaziland threw out a motion to make a report on access to health facilities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and/or intersexual (LGBTI) people because it was 'discrimination' in favour of them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Emotional abuse of girls in Swaziland: prevalence, perpetrators, risk and protective factors and health outcomes - Meinck F, Fry D, Ginindza C, Wazny K, Elizalde A, Spreckelsen TF, Maternowska MC, Dunne MP.
BACKGROUND: Research on emotional child abuse in sub-Saharan Africa is scarce. Few studies thus far have examined prevalence, risk and protective factors for emotional child abuse or the associations between emotional abuse and girls' health. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Swaziland: No Food So Schoolkids Sent Home
[Swazi Media] For the second term running children in Swaziland are being sent home from school because there is no food to feed them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazi Drug Shortage Crisis Deepens
[Swazi Media] Parliamentarians in Swaziland have given the government seven days to sort out the drugs shortage crisis crippling public health facilities in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazi Circumcision Drive Failing
[Swazi Media] As the discredited campaign to circumcise men in Swaziland to prevent HIV infection continues to fail, two government ministries are now targeting schoolboys. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Traditional leaders stand up to protect youth from HIV, unintended pregnancy
Language EnglishSHISELWENI, Swaziland –“We have high youth unemployment and high teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Obed, a traditional leader in Shiselweni, Swaziland, told UNFPA.Yet many conservative, rural communities have resisted publicly discussing topics that would improve the health and rights of young people – includingadolescent pregnancy,gender-based violence and sexually transmitted infections likeHIV. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

TB Patient Uses Sign Language in Swaziland
VideoTB Patient Uses Sign Language in SwazilandMarch 21, 2017Winile is a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patient with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Swaziland, and one of the many who have lost their hearing due to the toxicity of available MDR-TB drugs. Through an MSF program in Swaziland, she has learned sign language so she can continue to communicate. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

What drives the demand for rhino horns? | Nicky Reeves
Should we accept that Vietnamese medicinal demand for rhino horns is traditional, and inevitable? Those who stockpile horns think soReports in February that theSouth African government was considering lifting the 2009 domestic moratorium on trade in rhino horns brought into focus something that is not necessarily obvious to those outside of that country: there currently exist in South Africa numerous large stockpiles of rhino horns, nearly all legal, all potentially extremely valuable.Related:Legal rhino horn and ivory trade should benefit Africa, says Swaziland governmentContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicky Reeves Tags: Conservation Science Environment Endangered species Animals Wildlife Source Type: news

Global Health Is an Investment We Can ’t Afford to Pass Up
February 27, 2017As a career physician, I've seen modern medicine rescue people from the brink of death. But major gaps remain.This column originallyappeared in STAT on February 22, 2017.Thanks to the help of a skilled health worker, a newborn finally takes its first breath in Uganda. A man living with HIV in Swaziland successfully suppresses the virus in his bloodstream. A car crash victim in Malawi receives the critical care he needs.More than at any time in history, good health for all is a real possibility. The technology, scientific advancement, and remarkable understanding of disease now available to the medical...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Swaziland: New Hope for Drug-Resistant TB Patients
Field newsSwaziland: New Hope for Drug-Resistant TB PatientsFebruary 23, 2017"You see, I am healed," says Tholakele as she walks around her ward demonstrating her recovery.  "Even my legs don't give me problems anymore. Now I can walk perfectly. I walk around the hospital; go out for fresh air and come back when I’m ready."Tholakele, 39, has drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and started treatment in May 2016 at the Moneni National TB Hospital, supported by Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in central Swaziland. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Swaziland: 250,000 Swazi Still Need Food Aid
[Swazi Media] At the same time that King Mswati III told his subjects that Swaziland had been saved from the drought because people believed in God, the World Food Program reported 250,000 Swazi people would need assistance with food until at least March 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Hunger Forces Schools to Close Early
[Swazi Media] Teachers across Swaziland are reporting that schools are forced to close early because there is no food to feed children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clinics for World ’ s Vulnerable Brace for Trump ’ s Anti-Abortion Cuts
Health workers say President Trump ’ s ban on abortion counseling will hurt even those health services that do not involve abortions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DIONNE SEARCEY, NORIMITSU ONISHI and SOMINI SENGUPTA Tags: Abortion Africa Medicine and Health Trump, Donald J Birth Control and Family Planning Pregnancy and Childbirth Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Senegal Lesotho Swaziland Colombia United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Swaziland: Unpaid Nurses and Staff Strike
[Swazi Media] Nurses and support staff at a major hospital in Swaziland walked off work on Wednesday (26 October 2016) because they had not been paid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Nurses Threaten to Strike Next Week
[VOA] Nurses in Swaziland are threatening to embark on an indefinite strike next week after the government in Mbabane failed to meet their demands for better working conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Makes Emergency Singapore Trip, Abandons Summit
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Tuesday abandoned the ongoing Sadc summit in Swaziland after his health reportedly deteriorated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Redrawing What It Means to Be a Man
[Al Jazeera] The 300 or so pictures of "the ideal man" drawn by boys joining a male-mentoring charity in Swaziland are almost always the same. They depict a solitary and solemn figure who appears domineering - on his land, drinking and wearing traditional dress. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Genomics Study to Help Children With HIV and Tuberculosis
[Observer] The Collaborative African Genomics Network (CAfGEN), a Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiate consortium project has just been started to conduct a three-year genomic study in Uganda, Botswana and Swaziland. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Unicef Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham visits Swaziland
[Unicef] London/Mbabane -UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham travelled to Swaziland this week to see how 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund is helping UNICEF to support and protect HIV-positive children. During his visit Beckham heard and saw how the worst drought in decades - now taking hold of vast swathes of Eastern and Southern Africa - is threatening to wreak havoc on the lives of children and families already made vulnerable by HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: In the Fight Against HIV, Voices of the Youth Have Power
[The Daily Vox] Knowing that AIDS is the biggest killer of adolescents Sub-Saharan Africa, it's frightening to think of a world where young people are not encouraged to discuss sex and HIV. SIYANDA MOHUTSIWA attended a recent UNICEF conference for adolescents in Mbabane, Swaziland, and was impressed by the courage of young people who speak up on issues that their elders have shied away from for too long. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: TB in Mines Remains a Health Disaster - Arasa
[New Era] Johannesburg -The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) has proposed a united call of action reiterating that tuberculosis is particularly acute in South Africa and four of its labour-sending neighbours, namely, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, which all have a high per capita TB occurence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seeking a New Farming Revolution
Processing baby vegetables at Sidemane Farm in Swaziland. An EU grant helped local farmers to buy equipment and get training in business management and marketing. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPSBy Kitty StappMay 5 2016 (IPS)As the World Farmers’ Organization meets for its annual conference in Zambia to promote policies that strengthen this critical sector, IPS looks at how farmers across the globe are tackling the interconnected challenges of climate change, market fluctuations, water and land management, and energy access. Women working in their vegetable gardens at the Capanda Agroindustrial Pole in Angola. Althou...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kitty Stapp Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Cooperatives Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Inequity Labour Natural Resourc Source Type: news

‘Little Boy’ Devouring African Food
Credit: Anne Holmes/IPSBy Jeff WilliamsMombasa, Kenya, Apr 7 2016 (IPS)There is a ‘Little Boy’ who has nothing to do with the atomic bomb that the United States dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. This time it is about another ‘Little Boy’ who has been devastating the harvests in many regions, especially in Africa. This ‘Little Boy’ (from El Niño in Spanish) is a band of warm ocean water that develops in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific including the coasts of South America. In Latin America the term “El Niño” refers to the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jeff Williams Tags: Africa Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: Namibians Tolerant of HIV/Aids Sufferers - Report
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia has been ranked second among African countries with a high level of tolerance for people living with HIV/Aids, below Botswana and ahead of Zimbabwe in third position and Swaziland in fourth position. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The prevalence and correlates of physical and sexual violence affecting female sex workers in Swaziland - Berger BO, Grosso A, Adams D, Ketende S, Sithole B, Mabuza XS, Mavimbela MJ, Baral S.
Female sex workers (FSW) have a heightened vulnerability to violence and negative sexual/reproductive health outcomes. Limited research has examined how experiencing physical and sexual violence (PSV) mediates risk for poor health outcomes among FSW in Swa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Option B+ to prevent maternal transmission of HIV shows rise in women initiating therapy
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) The first findings from a study in the Kingdom of Swaziland on a new approach to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV were presented at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016) in Boston. show that implementation of Option B+ greatly increased the number of women initiating ART and dramatically improved ART coverage among pregnant women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Swaziland to Draw Lesson From Health Sector Practice
[Ethiopian Herald] A high-level Swaziland delegation has expressed desire to draw lesson from Ethiopia's health sector achievements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hail to the Cowpea: a Blue Ribbon for the Black-Eyed Pea
Nteranya Sanginga is the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical AgricultureBy Nteranya SangingaIBADAN, Nigeria, Jan 5 2016 (IPS)2016 is the International Year of Pulses, and we at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture are proud to be organizing what promises to be the landmark event, the Joint World Cowpea and Pan-African Grain Legume Research Conference. Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Courtesy of IITAThe March event in Zambia should draw experts from around the continent and beyond and offer an opportunity to share ideas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nteranya Sanginga Tags: Conferences Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Projects TerraViva United Nations Agricultural Research for Development Arab Brazil Central America’s cereals develop Source Type: news

Weak Agriculture Finance Feeds Malnutrition in Zimbabwe
By Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Dec 15 2015 (IPS)Successive poor harvests have diminished Ndodana Makhalima’s household food stocks and the family’s nutrition status.

A subsistence farmer in Lupane, about 110 kilometres north of Zimbabwe’s second city, Bulawayo, 56 year-old Makhalima has learnt to live with hunger on his door step. Farmers will have limited access to climate smart agricultural knowledge and skills as cash strapped Zimbabwe cuts technical assistance from agricultural extension officers. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS“In the past I could eat umxhanxa (a mix of maize and melon) an...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ignatius Banda Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Bulawayo Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) farm Source Type: news

UNISON takes the ‘route of shame’ in defence of workers’ rights
To mark today’s Human Rights Day, UNISON is taking part in a ‘route of shame’ in London, visiting six embassies and high commissions whose countries have appalling records on workers’ rights. A letter will be delivered by hand to the residing ambassador or high commissioner of Colombia, Turkey, Bahrain, South Korea, Qatar and Swaziland – countries that systematically deny rights to workers and actively seek to undermine or ban trade unions. The letters will be presented by UNISON assistant general secretary and TUC president Liz Snape. Head of the union’s international departme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 10, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News colombia international qatar social media trade union bill 2015 trade union rights working internationally Source Type: news

Africa: Losing My (global Fund Board) Virginity
[GFO] In the past week, I travelled from Mbabane in Swaziland to Geneva in Switzerland. When I was a boy, growing up in Swaziland, we frequently got mail that had been sent, initially, to Switzerland. In the 1970s, no one knew where Swaziland was. Today, the little Southern African kingdom has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world. Part of the answer to this crisis may lie in Geneva since this is where the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is headquartered. I was there as a guest (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Kingdom Bottom in Health Ranking
[Swazi Media] Swaziland has come last in a study of the healthiest nations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Global Fund Hails Swaziland Partnership At Grant Signing
[Global Fund] Mbabane -Swaziland and the Global Fund deepened their partnership with the signing of three grants totaling more than US$66 million, to expand prevention and treatment for HIV and tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: New Regional Grant Has Sights Set On Malaria Elimination in Southern Africa
[GFO] Elimination 8 (E8) has set the formidable target of full malaria elimination in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland by 2020. Termed the "frontline four", these countries are nearing elimination of the disease after achieving a 75% decline between 2000 and 2012. According to the most recent World Malaria Report, incidence is now as low as 0.25-2.13 (per 1000 population) in these four countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: False Claim of Obama Support for King
[Swazi Media] The Swazi Observer, a newspaper in effect owned by King Mswati III, has falsely claimed the US President Barack Obama 'is fully behind' and 'endorses' the King's pledge to personally rid Swaziland of AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news