The Kingdom of Eswatini made a commitment to End AIDS as a public health threat by 2022, eight years ahead of the global HIV and AIDS targets set for 2030. This commitment is outlined in the Kingdom of Eswatini’s National Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework (NSF) 2018-2023. To realize the ambitious strategies and targets of the NSF, a decentralised and multisectoral approach that involves all key stakeholders – government, civil society, people living with HIV, private sector, donors, development partners, regional, inkhundla and community level structures, will be adopted to coordinate and deliver targeted HIV services to all people to achieve the goals of the NSF.
Some of these coordination sectors and structures have been working in partnership to combat the HIV epidemic for more than two decades. Thus, this coordination framework has had to consider that the global and local HIV response have evolved, to embrace new strategic orientation, technologies, service delivery models and approaches which have changed the direction of the response. The HIV response is also being implemented within a resource constraint environment. These changes have necessitated a
reconfiguration and redesign of the coordination agenda to maximise HIV outcomes.