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Eswatini (Swaziland)

Country Profile

  • Population (2016) - 1,407,834
  • Average life expectancy at birth male/female - 55/60
  • % Urban population -21.5%
  • GDP per capita (PPP) - $9,900
  • Total health spending as % GDP - 9.2%
  • Human Development index - .541 rank 148
  • Education expenditure - 7.1% GDP
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What are we doing

We contribute to the provision of comprehensive and integrated childcare, health, education and social services.

 

Our goal

To address the social determinants of health for remote communities relating to the condition in which people grow, live, work and age.  These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at a local, national and global level.  Initially driven by the devastation of HIV-AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB), we ensure testing and adherence to treatment while upholding dignity and compassion.

Partners

Cabrini Ministries Eswatini

Cabrini Outreach has a partnership with Cabrini Ministries and their work with the St Philip’s Mission to provide comprehensive and integrated childcare, health, education and social services. We have been working together since 2002 and have invested more than $3.3 million.  Through this relationship, we help to address the social determinants of health for a remote community in Eswatini. Ultimately, we want to play our part in helping them to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Current Projects

Family support

Children who are in the highest level of care are sponsored by our staff. Some staff at Cabrini will donate through our Workplace Giving Program and others pledge to generate the funds each year through fundraising activities.

Childcare and education

St. Philip’s Mission provides care and support for orphaned and vulnerable children. The children are given education, food, shelter, healthcare, mentoring and support.  Cabrini staff support this program through Workplace Giving.  An education scholarship program provides uniforms, school fees and books for children living in the community.

Primary health

Healthcare is provided through onsite clinics and a health outreach program, through which the community has access to HIV testing, education, counselling and treatment.