Partners in nutrition. From right: the Honourable Sibongile Simelane, Minister of Health of Swaziland; Kenneth Fakudze, Regional HIV Coordinator for Lubombo Region; Heather Hill, WFP Swaziland Country Director.

Swaziland's Minister Of Health Supports Nutrition For Vulnerable Children And People With HIV + TB

SITEKI – In a community centre for children in rural Swaziland, the Honourable Minister of Health, Sibongile Simelane, stirred a bubbling corn-soya porridge in an aluminium pot over an open fire as if she had been doing this her entire life.

 

Overview

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked and mountainous country, located between the republics of South Africa and Mozambique. It has a population of about one million people located on approximately 17,400 square kilometres of land. Although Swaziland is classified as a lower middle-income country, it currently faces challenges similar to low-income economies. Swaziland ranks 141 out of 186 countries in the 2012 UNDP Human Development Index and 63 percent of Swazis live below the poverty line, surviving on less than US$1.25 per day.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)11,745
Beneficiary needs ($US)10,969,191