CDC in Eswatini

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began supporting the Kingdom of Eswatini in 2004 and established an office in 2007 to respond to the HIV epidemic. CDC works to improve coverage and quality for HIV and tuberculosis treatment services with support from the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, and the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs among other partners.

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What CDC is Doing in Eswatini

CDC Impact in Eswatini

14% increase in the number of HIV tests administered in 2017 compared to 2016

Almost 85% of HIV positive adults were aware of their status in 2016/17. Eswatini has nearly achieved the UNAIDS goal of 90% of all people living with HIV knowing their status by the year 2020.

71% of HIV adult patients showed viral load suppression in 2016/17 thanks to scaling up antiretroviral treatment.

Eswatini is one of the few countries to decrease HIV incidence among adults from 2.5% to 1.4%.

CDC Staff in Eswatini
  • 3 U.S. Assignees
  • 6 Locally Employed
Eswatini at a Glance
    • Population: 1,367,254 (2017)
    • Per capita income: $8,520
    • Life expectancy at birth: F 61/M 54 years
    • Infant mortality rate: 50/1,000 live births

Sources: World Bank 2018, Eswatini
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Eswatini

Eswatini Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. HIV/AIDS
  2. Lower respiratory infections
  3. lschemic heart disease
  4. Diabetes
  5. Stroke
  6. Diarrheal diseases
  7. Tuberculosis
  8. Road injuries
  9. Neonatal disorders
  10. Interpersonal violence

Source: GBD Compare 2018, Swaziland

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Page last reviewed: August 12, 2019
Content source: Global Health