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Press releases 2007

In partnership with UNICEF, delegates from Fútbol Club Barcelona visit Swaziland
NKAMBENI, Swaziland, 13 December 2007 – A ball made from plastic bags is not among the usual equipment used by professional footballers. However, that didn’t stop members of the renowned Fútbol Club Barcelona from joining in a pickup game with children at a 'Neighbourhood Care Point' for orphans and vulnerable children during a two-day visit to Swaziland earlier this month.

Quick wins for children of Swaziland

Written by Dr. Jama Gulaid, UNICEF Swaziland Representative

Despite their powerlessness, children hold the promise of a fresh start. They are the embodiment of hope and continuity. Therefore, I have several ideas of how Government and the Swazi people can achieve Quick Wins specific to children. My proposal is affordable, feasible and programmatically important.


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Government Declares Second National Disaster Due to Forest Fires

A brief background information on the biggest forest fire in Swazi history.


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Drought, disease and HIV: a deadly threat to children

An article on the drought emergency in Swaziland and how it is affecting children. By Dr. Jama Gulaid, UNICEF Representative, Swaziland (Published by The Swazi Observer on July 3,2007).


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Universal Access to Education

A feature on Swaziland's efforts for Universal Access to Education - by Jama Gulaid, UNICEF Representative, Swaziland (Published by The Swazi Observer on 7th May 2007).


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Successful Walk The Nation Crosses the Finish Line

 Ninety four determined Walkers successfully crossed the finish line as they ended the first ever 200kms HIV awareness walk. 


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UNICEF Donates Water Pumps to Ministry of Regional Development to Increase Access to Safe Water

To support Swazi Government in its response to the ongoing drought emergency, UNICEF presented 100 hand water pumps and 10 electric submersible pumps to the Ministry of Regional Development and Youth Affairs (MRDYA).


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Swaziland's ART Programme Receives a Boost

UNICEF supports the Ministry of Health to acquire a CD4 analyzer to monitor health of HIV+ patients.


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Swaziland Launches Life Skills Through Sport Initiative

UNICEF partners with Barcelona Football Club to introduce skills development through Sport to Swazi Schools.


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Swaziland completes first national survey on violence against female children and youth

Swaziland's first national survey on violence experienced by female children and youth was recently completed. Carried out as a joint effort by UNICEF and the Centers for Disease Control in the United States, and supported by the Swazi Government, and members of civil society... A preliminary report on the survey was presented to stakeholders at the Mountain Inn in Mbabane on 12 October 2007.


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Preventing HIV among Children and Youth through Theatre

Mbabane, 7 August 2007 - UNICEF and partners gathered to launch the "Community Theatre for HIV Prevention among Children and Youth" initiative developed by the Swaziland National Youth Council. 


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UNICEF Presents Vehicles to Regions

Mbabane, 7 August, 2007 - UNICEF presented four four-wheel drive vehicles to the Ministry of Regional Development and Youth Affairs, in support of  interventions for children at the regional level.


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Greece donates 30,000 Euros to Swazi children
  Mbabane, 25 May, 2007 - Aristidis Sandis, the Ambassador of Greece, was in Swaziland on Friday to present UNICEF with a donation of 30,000 Euros from the Government of Greece.
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Regional Dialogues Seek Men as Partners in the Fight Against Gender Based Violence

Mbabane, 22 May 2007 - Following the celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March 2007, UNICEF and partners are organising regional dialogues in a bid to create public forums for discussing violence against women and children.


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