TB support in Swaziland

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

Eswatini (former Swaziland) has one of the world’s highest rates of HIV, with nearly one in three adults living with the disease. However, around 80 per cent of people with TB in Eswatini are HIV positive.

Estimates suggest that HIV incidence rates in Eswatini have fallen in recent years, as significant progress has been made in improving the number of people receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.

In addition, the incidence of drug-sensitive TB has more than halved between 2010 and 2016, as numbers of people with drug-resistant forms of TB have fallen by 20 per cent between 2015 and 2016.

We continue to help more HIV patients access ARV treatment through the ’test and start’ strategy. A team has been piloting ‘test and start’ in the Nhlangano project; after HIV testing, ARV treatment was offered to more than 1,700 people after a positive HIV diagnosis to immediately start treatment.

We now treat patients with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), and those developing severe side effects, using the promising new drugs bedaquiline and delamanid in combination with repurposed drugs.

 
TB support in Swaziland
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

MSF hands over its Manzini project, while continuing activities in Shiselweni

Statement 25 Jun 2018
 
TB support in Swaziland
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

"A long and gruelling seven years and now it is over"

Voices from the Field 29 Jun 2017
 
Sign language training and TB support in Swaziland
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

For patients with XDR-TB, treatment is a gruelling journey with severe side effects

Voices from the Field 27 Feb 2017
 
Bending the Curves - Eshowe HIV
HIV/AIDS

MSF calls for quality HIV care in neglected communities

Press Release 18 Jul 2016
 
MSF HIV Testing Clinic's in Conakry
HIV/AIDS

7 things you may believe about HIV/AIDS that turn out to be wrong

Project Update 19 Apr 2016
 
Swaziland - Figthing HIV and TB dual epidemic
HIV/AIDS

Countries should take up new WHO ‘test and treat’ guidelines

Press Release 24 Nov 2015