11 April 2014
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.
6 March 2014
Abigail Dlamini has been a mother to more children than she can count. The children are among the youngest, poorest and most vulnerable in Swaziland; without Abigail and a handful of other women, their lives would be very bleak indeed. But if you visit the Valley Charity Neighbourhood Care Point (NCP) in Swaziland’s Ezulwini Valley between 8 a.m. and noon, you would think there could not be a happier and more energetic group of children.
8 January 2014
When Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Netherlands-based global sciences company Royal DSM, travelled around Swaziland, he was struck by the number of children in the community centres he visited who showed the clearest of all signs of chronic malnutrition - stunting.
26 July 2013
The high cost of child malnutrition in Swaziland was showcased at the launch of a new study in the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) series in July 2014. The Cost of Hunger in Swaziland, produced by the Government of Swaziland with support from WFP, is the first COHA study in southern Africa and among the first to quantify the social and economic impacts of child undernutrition.
27 June 2013
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Country Office and the Swaziland Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) have signed a bilaleral agreement, which will serve to continue the successful handover of the national primary school meals programme. WFP managed the programme until 2012, when it transitioned to Ministry of Education administration.
28 November 2012
For Khumbu Shiba, who has been HIV-positive for three years, WFP’s food and nutrition assistance has meant all the difference. Before, she was barely able to care for her family, and felt very weak. Now, she has regained her health and has even started her own business.
19 December 2011
In schools in rural Swaziland, vulnerable children, many of whom have lost a parent or parents to HIV/AIDS, learn useful life skills in addition to their regular lessons while WFP supplies their families with basic foodstuffs.
28 November 2011
In a country where AIDS has left countless children orphans and where life expectancy is only 47, Nosipho and her grandchildren might appear to have the cards stacked against them. But with a bit of food assistance, the determined 50-year-old, diagnosed with HIV five years ago, is steering the children towards a brighter future.
14 June 2011
NKILONGO - Life is difficult for Mndeni Mlduli, a five-year-old Swazi orphan who is HIV-positive and on anti-retroviral medicines. But thanks to a neighbourhood feeding scheme in his community in rural Swaziland, he has regained the strength and energy he needs to play and be a child again.
4 January 2011
Life has never been easy for Mana Mamba, a 24-year-old single mother raising four children in improverished rural Swaziland. But it’s getting easier thanks to a family feeding programme which has spared her youngest from malnutrition while helping his siblings stay in school.
- Hunger costs Swaziland three percent of GDP Source: Fox News
- WFP Food by Prescription programme for HIV+ implemented Source: The Swazi Observer (Swaziland)
- WFP feeds millions annualy Source: The Swazi Observer
- Analysis: Swaziland mulls multi-million dollar bailout Source: IRIN
- SD to launch food by prescription project Source: The Swazi Observer