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Task Shifting in Swaziland: Case Study

Countries in the East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) region realize that attaining universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support by 2010 and achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 will require radical changes in human resource policies and manpower development and retention strategies. At the same time, country health officials must use effective task shifting to help alleviate shortages of skilled manpower. In 2009, USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1, the ECSA Health Community (ECSA-HC), and ECSA College of Nurses (ECSACON) collaborated to assess the policy and programmatic implications of task shifting in Swaziland. The findings of that assessment are included in this case study, which includes data based on interviews and focus group discussions with stakeholders, including policymakers, healthcare managers, health workers, and students in health-related fields.