Swaziland

OVERVIEW

About 70% of Swaziland’s population lives in rural areas. It is also a very young country with approximately 48% under the age of 15 years old. The country’s education expenditure is 11.1% of GDP, while health expenditure is 2.3% of GDP.

EDUCATION

Attendance at primary and secondary schools is relatively high, with girls exceeding boys in attendance rates overall. In South Sudan, formal education institutions are the most appropriate means for access to comprehensive sexuality education. The 2010 Education Sector Policy initiated a formal guidance and counselling syllabus that focused on age-appropriate and youth friendly health education in schools. In addition, HIV and AIDS have been a compulsory element of students’ education.

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Young people centers have been established in many communities in the country, providing information and counselling services on HIV.  As well, antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) are available free of charge to the public at various health facilities.

Updates and Stories

Workshops held at The National Cultural Festival in Mozambique

20 octobre, 2014   |   Blog, Nouvelles, Notre Voix,

Every two years, the Ministry of Culture organizes the National Cultural Festival in the province of Inhambane in Mozambique. The festival hosts domestic and international artists, cultural agents, and practitioners for a weeklong celebration of dive...

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L’education joue un role cle pour mettre fin aux grossesses chez les adolescentes en Afrique Orientale et Australe

6 novembre, 2014   |   Blog, Notre Voix,

Chaque fille a le droit de compléter une éducation de qualité. Cependant, la réalité est que beaucoup n'arrivent pas jusqu'à la fin de leur études. La grossesse des adolescentes est une cause importante de l'augmentation de l'abandon scolaire,...

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Prendre position sur la Journée Mondiale du SIDA

1 décembre, 2014   |   Blog, Notre Voix

Aujourd'hui est un jour marqué par la Journée Mondiale du Sida. Chaque année, le 1er Décembre est consacré à la sensibilisation à la pandémie du sida causée par la propagation de l'infection au VIH. Selon l'UNICEF, il y avait 2,1 millions...

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