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November 7, 2022

Partnership launch between the Ministry of Education and Training, and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) DREAMS initiative in Eswatini. The initiative will keep young women engaged in education, which has been proven effective in reducing the chances of getting pregnant and acquiring HIV”.

This partnership is led by USAID under the PEPFAR DREAMS program
November 2, 2022

Eswatini is recognized leader in providing HIV-related services.  In September, the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini and the U.S. announced the results of the 2021 Eswatini Population-based HIV Impact Assessment survey, locally known as “SHIMS3”.  The survey found that in Eswatini, 94 percent of adults 15 years and older living with HIV are aware of their status, 97 percent of those aware of their status are on antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 96 percent of those on therapy have achieved viral suppression. 

Pol/Econ Chief John P Jenks at Timbita event
November 1, 2022

Thank you for inviting me to be here today.  I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the efforts of the American Bar Association – Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI), Grameen Foundation, Imbita Swaziland Women’s Finance Trust, and MTN Eswatini on this important initiative.

Eswatini Exporter Awards
May 18, 2022

Today, U.S. Ambassador H.E. Jeanne M. Maloney joined Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Honorable Mr. Manqoba Khumalo and the CEOs of the Eswatini Investment Promotion Authority (EIPA) and Business Eswatini (BE), Mr. Sibani Mngomezulu and Mr. Nathi Dlamini, respectively, celebrated the continuing achievement of Eswatini exporters. This was at the second edition of the Annual Exporter Awards, a collaboration between the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, and EIPA and BE, to recognize and reward top performing Eswatini export firms. 

December 4, 2020

Mr. Zidumo Mkhatshwa is the chairman of the community inner council of KuDvwaleni Chiefdom under Manzini North Inkhundla. He is the second in command from the chief.  His role includes liaison with the chief and the inner council and he is always representing and acting on behalf of the chief on his absence. He is a very traditional man and respects culture and traditions. He is a staunch believer in the differences of roles between man and woman. Babe Mkhatshwa is one of the leaders attended, a training which aims at creating a safe space for young women and adolescent’s girl child, provided by USAID partner, HC3, targeting traditional leaders.

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