The U.S. Government is pleased to announce that through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program, the Nsingweni Ekuphileni clinic and eBulandzeni clinic have been renovated and handed over to the Swazi community. Following a request from the Ministry of Health to assist in increasing HIV services in Hhohho region, PEPFAR provided E2.7 million to renovate the clinics, strengthen HIV clinical services, and provide technical support to improve health service provision. PEPFAR’s support will strengthen engagement with traditional chiefdom structures, improve linkages to clinics to initiate anti-retroviral treatment, and finally, support the tracking of clients from time of diagnosis to sustained treatment and viral suppression.
The clinics will continue to provide quality services, and additionally, absorb greater numbers of patients on anti-retroviral treatment. Clinic staff benefit from the renovations as well by enjoying better working conditions and facilities that improve the overall management of patients and care.
PEPFAR is proud to work with the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland to realize the 90-90-90 UNAIDS goal: 90 percent of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status, 90 percent of those PLHIV who know their status are on treatment, and 90 percent of those on treatment will be virally suppressed by the end of 2017.