In 2009, Jhpiego joined the fight against HIV/AIDS in eSwatini.
- From 2009 to 2011, with funding from USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego led training and quality assurance for scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services for HIV prevention. Jhpiego trained eSwatini’s first national trainers, who in turn trained more than 100 VMMC providers.
- From 2011 to 2012, through the Accelerated Saturation Initiative or Soka Uncobe project, Jhpiego provided clinical oversight for all VMMC services, including quality assurance and clinical training, at eight fixed VMMC sites. Under this project, Jhpiego achieved 84% HIV testing rates, established a comprehensive quality assurance system and ensured all service sites were fully equipped with clinical and support staff.
- In 2019, Jhpiego re-initiated VMMC work in eSwatini with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These efforts focus on VMMC service delivery while improving safety and quality, demand creation, monitoring and evaluation, and supply chain management.
Our Work in eSwatini
Technical Assistance to Provide High-Quality Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
Under this multi-country award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jhpiego provides technical assistance as needed to guarantee the safety, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and client/provider satisfaction in implementation and scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision. The project targets 14 countries that are priorities of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, including eSwatini.