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Title:Tackling HIV/AIDS and Related Stigma in Swaziland through Education
Author:Kanduza, Ackson M.ISNI
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Swaziland - Eswatini
Southern Africa
Subjects:mass education
Health and Nutrition
Education and Oral Traditions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Politics and Government
Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health
AIDS (Disease)--Prevention
government policy
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v019/19.2kanduza.pdf
Abstract:This paper discusses how the Swazi Government and NGOs in Swaziland have responded to HIV/AIDS between 1986 and 2002. The central strategy has been to use education in various forms in order to change the behaviour of Swazi citizens and non-Swazi residents in the country. This involved adoption of a policy and structures which were informed by research and a variety of field experiences. Through the use of IEC (information, education and communication), peer education and mass education, the Swazi Government has eventually decided to set up specialized bodies and to develop programmes focused on changing the behaviour of young people. The central focus is to develop life styles which reduce risky behaviour and which also avoid risky situations. The central goals of the HIV/AIDS education strategy have been to prevent HIV infection, deal with impact mitigation and eliminate stigma. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]