Assistance for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Swaziland

January 5, 2004

  1. On January 5 (Mon), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 1,122,721.60 US dollars through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Rural Communities in the Kingdom of Swaziland - Happy Baby Healthy Family Initiative" to be implemented by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

  2. The purpose of this project is to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in the Kingdom of Swaziland, which has a high HIV/AIDS infection rate, by ensuring the adequate supply of drugs to local clinics, promoting community-based training for HIV/AIDS prevention, training nurses, midwives and nursing assistants, establishing a national coordination and monitoring mechanism, and conducting community based monitoring to ensure project implementation.

  3. This project is expected to enhance the capacity of individuals in the communities of the Kingdom of Swaziland for HIV/AIDS prevention.

Back to Index