||AMICAALL – The Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at the Local Level.
||HIV/AIDS Urban Response (targeting, local government, OVCs, Youth, People Affected by and Living with HIV/AIDS).
||AMICAALL works in collaboration with local government, communities and partners to facilitate the following programs under three thematic areas, namely; Prevention, Impact Mitigation and Response management. Below is a list of key AMICAALL programs and activities.
Create forums for participatory planning and consultation, and consistently engage urban residents on key HIV issues - such as discrimination, gender and human rights - using proven Community Conversation & Capacity Enhancement (CC-CE) models.
Advocate for multi-sectoral community involvement and action on local issues, and promote social change by informing and educating our key target groups in creative events and activities.
Continually build the skills and knowledge of staff, community volunteers and local leaders to effectively plan, implement and manage HIV/AIDS programs and activities.
Youth Mentors - Peer Education
Encourage urban youth to stay healthy, happy and responsible by giving them adequate information, empowering them with life skills and offering a variety of development opportunities.
School Health Clubs
Create supportive environments for students to discuss issues of personal development, sexual and reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS, and abuse.
Promote workplace health and wellness programs; assisting with policy development and facilitation of information sessions.
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)
Help families to prevent pediatric HIV infection, improve maternal health and reduce mortality among women and children.
Voluntary Counseling & Testing (VCT)
Promote the benefits of VCT to urban residents and provide free, confidential HIV testing at local clinics and during outreach activities.
Condom Promotion & Distribution
Encourage the correct and consistent use of condoms, provide demonstrations and distribute free condoms through shops, restaurants, hotels, offices, and during events and activities.
Home Based Care
Provide advice, care and support to the chronically ill, and their families at home.
Orphan Care Points (Social Centers)
Support the healthy physical, social, psychological and emotional development of orphaned and vulnerable children.
Child Protection (Lihlombe Lekukhalela)
Protect children in urban areas from abuse and provide referrals and psychosocial support to the abused and traumatized.
Work to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable groups (orphans, PLWHA, elderly) by implementing a variety of sustenance farming initiatives.
Income Generating Projects (IGPs)
Help to create sustainable livelihoods for our care-givers and beneficiaries.
Provide Anti-Retroviral Therapy to people living with HIV and AIDS to improve quality and longevity of life.
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
Systematic collection and analysis of information and data generated by staff and volunteers, and using it to inform decision making and evaluate program effectiveness
Communications & Advocacy
Increase AMICAALL Swaziland’s ability to inform, influence, engage and motivate staff, volunteers, local leaders and urban communities, through disseminating consistent information about AMICAALL programs and key HIV issues, and actively supporting behavior and social change efforts.
||25 contracted staff
|Additional help needed:
||AMICAALL is seeking support to develop and maintain all program areas and activities (detailed above), including funding, technical support and resources. AMICAALL also welcomes applications from motivated urban residents who wish to volunteer with the program. If you are interested in supporting AMICAALL or becoming a volunteer please contact us
|Principal income sources:
||African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), National Emergency Response Council (NERCHA), Global Fund, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Local Government
|| KPMG, Mbabane
||Mr. Rudolph Maziya
||LaMvelase Building. Cnr, Sandlane and Nkoseluhlaza Streets, Manzini, Swaziland
||PO Box 519
Swaziland code: +268
|505 7143 / 505 7792 / 505 7755
child protection (lihlombe lekukhalela)
communications & advocacy
condom promotion & distribution
home based care
monitoring & evaluation
orphan care points (social centers)
prevention of mother to child transmission
voluntary counseling & testing
HIV/AIDS urban response
orphans & vulnerable children
people affected by and living with HIV/AIDS
technical support & resources