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08 April 2008
Volunteer caregivers in Swaziland: underpaid and undervalued 
Mbabane, Swaziland : Overworked and poorly paid, volunteer caregivers in Swaziland struggling to cope with the growing numbers of bedridden patients with HIV, are faced with a hard choice: to quit or go hungry.  Read article
From: IRIN News
More about: Health  MDG 6
27 February 2007
Swaziland turns to volunteers in providing home-based care 
Red Cross worker, Ncane Kunene infront of the Sigumbeni Clinic in Swaziland. (James Hall/IRIN)
Sigumbeni, Swaziland: Swaziland is increasingly relying on volunteers to provide home-based care to HIV/AIDS-affected persons and their families, especially to elderly living in rural areas. The country has the highest number of HIV-infected people -- 33.4 percent of the population between ages 15 to 49 are infected. The situation is aggravated by the failing public health system and further strained by  Community volunteers organized by the Red Cross, visit homestead after homestead to take care of their clients' conditions -- ensuring they receive medications, arranging doctors' visits and transporting them to collect antiretroviral drugs.  Read article
From: IRIN News
More about: Infrastructure  MDG 6
24 February 2007
A shoulder to cry on  by Angus Crawford
In Swaziland in southern Africa one in 10 households is run by a child. Society has been hollowed out by HIV and Aids. Orphans are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Some men infected by HIV believe they can be cured by having sex with a child. But now Unicef has set up a unique scheme to protect them.   Read article
From: BBC News, UK
More about: MDG 6
16 August 2006
Swaziland seeks new ways to care for AIDS orphans by Sarah McGregor
Buseleni, Swaziland: Swaziland, a country of just over a million people, is estimated to have 70,000 children who have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Expecting this figure to rise, the government and international agencies have set up a network of some 430 volunteer-run meeting points to care for these orphans and children at-risk.  Read article
From: AlertNet
More about: Children  MDG 4  MDG 6
02 June 2005
Rattling the gates: A Peace Corps volunteer's chronicle of HIV life and AIDS death in Swaziland by Alyson Peel
AIDS victim. 
(Photo by Alyson Peel/World View Magazine)
Alyson Peel lives at an orphanage in Hlatikulu in Swaziland, where she mentors 25 young girls orphaned by HIV/AIDS. As a US Peace Corps volunteer focusing on HIV outreach, she brings individuals from surrounding villages for testing and counseling, sets up HIV education programs for students and teachers, and is helping to establish a rural clinic to monitor HIV-positive children. This journal, appearing in WorldView magazine, chronicles her first weeks on the job.  Read article
More about: HIV/AIDS  MDG 6