The United States Government, through its Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), partnered with Project C.U.R.E., an international nonprofit organization based in the United States, to provide the Umbutfo Swaziland Defense Force (USDF), Correctional Services, and Hospice at Home with over $1,149,479 (approximately E12,300,585) worth of medical supplies and equipment.
These supplies and equipment will help medical providers in the three institutions to provide critically needed health care services and promote good health. The donation includes a potable water supply, medical beds, dental equipment, an ultrasound machine, dental chairs, fetoscopes, and blood pressure machines and will enable health personnel to make timely decisions that could save patient lives.
This donation is just one example of the sustained and productive cooperation between the governments of the United States and the Kingdom of Swaziland in the field of public health. The U.S. Government continually seeks ways to promote the health, education, and well-being of the people of Swaziland. Through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. DHAPP program has provided over $6 million in support to the USDF’s efforts against HIV/AIDS.