In fact as a result of AIDS the country's population is dropping by 2% every year and is likely to reach a critical point within the next generation when it ceases to be viable as a state with insufficient doctors, medical staff,
teachers etc to run it and meet its needs.
As such, most volunteer work in Swaziland focuses on the 100,000 children who have been made orphans through AIDS and rolling out health care and prevention schemes ~ in fact Swaziland is recognised as a leader in responding to AIDS although some
suggestions such as any Swazi testing positive should be marked with a permanent logo on their buttocks as proposed by one MP so that "before having sex with anyone, people will have to check their partners' buttocks before proceeding" weren't implemented. Despite this suggestion being vetoed the World Health Organisation has praised Swaziland for its "high level of political commitment" in managing HIV in the country.. If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Swaziland let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!