e'Pap Delivery to Hawane Clinic

As you know, nutrition is hugely important in anyones life, let alone someone living with HIV. Over the past few days, working with a mobile clinic in Hawane, Swaziland we've been able to deliver 400x 500g packs of a high nutrient porridge type food called epap.

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Aidan O'Neill
December 19, 2015

On December 10 we published a story about Gugulethu Mashaba (Gugu). She had just buried her 5 year old brother, Melusi and being a double orphan and at the age of just 24 finds herself the head of a family of 11.

Once a grade A student and with dreams of

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Aidan O'Neill
19 December, 2015

A little update from a couple of stories we’ve published that kind of overlap. Our introduction to Majotini United happened completely by chance on our first visit to S.O.H.O (Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach). By way of appreciation for the jerseys, the president of the club called the

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Aidan O'Neill
December 18, 2015

Wednesday I got to spend the day traveling with m2m community mentor mothers. The m2m mission is to impact the health of mothers by putting them at the heart of improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health. Our Mentor Mother Model empowers mothers living with HIV, through

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Aidan O'Neill
December 18, 2015

Wednesday I got to spend the day traveling with m2m community mentor mothers. The m2m mission is to impact the health of mothers by putting them at the heart of improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health. Our Mentor Mother Model empowers mothers living with HIV, through

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Aidan O'Neill
December 17, 2015

Today was another amazing highlight from my time in Swaziland. On the back of the preview show we held here in conjunction with Yebo Art Gallery we managed to raise SZL48000 (€2920) to help families badly affected by the drought. Ezendwendweni is a Village in south Swaziland that has a big

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Aidan O'Neill
December 14

Sunday at 3pm Majotini United kicked off against Bafanabafana, kitted out in their new ARTAID jerseys, promoting a safe sex message. The team was keen to thank everyone in Ireland who helped supply these jerseys and boots, and said they were not going to let their Irish supporters down.

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Aidan O'Neill
December 12, 2015

Another project that we have been so fortunate to work with and support is the Stick and Mud Arts and Craft Academy and Gallery. Ive posted about Lucky Mlotsa before and the amazing work he does teaching music and art to local community kids completely free of charge. I asked if Lucky would help

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Aidan O'Neill
December 10, 2015

Yesterday I met Gugulethu Mashaba (Gugu). Less than two weeks ago she buried her 5 year old brother, Melusi.  You see, Gugu, is a double orphan and at the age of just 24 finds herself the head of a family of 11. Once a grade A student and with dreams of becoming a nurse, Gugu is now mother to 7 younger siblings and 4 children.
 

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Aidan O'Neill
December 9, 2015

It gives me immense pleasure to announce that as of today, ARTAID is the official sponsor of Majotini United. Using soccer to engage young men in the conversation of safe sex, we hope to help reduce the stigma unnecessarily attached.

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Aidan O'Neill
December 5, 2015

Friday was spent on Luyengo farm. Luyengo is 50% not for ‘profit’ and 50% privately owned. It was the first time i had heard of an initiative like this and in my opinion is a system that makes a lot of sense. The farm employs around 30 people and supplies to the local communities and large

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Aidan O'Neill
December 2, 2015

Today I traveled south to one of the areas in Swaziland hardest hit by the drought. I traveled to see the site of a potential borehole, being worked towards by United Society and The Church of Ireland(Anglican), and to meet some of the community it will benefit. 

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Aidan O'Neill
November 25, 2015

Last week I had the pleasure of spending the day with The Luke Commission, a mobile Hospital serving the rural communities of Swaziland. It’s not unusual for 800 patients to be treated at a single outreach. This does not count reading glasses being given or new shoes being fitted on a couple

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Aidan O'Neill
November 24, 2015

Another story of an amazing Gogo that would raise your spirit and break your heart.  Brain damaged at birth, this boy is now mentally and physically disabled. With limited movement and minimal visibility he is restricted to the house. His Gogo provides great care for him but his immobility has the

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Aidan O'Neill
November 24, 2015

I spent yesterday morning with two Siphilile Mentor Mothers as they visited their clients. Siphilile aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition through the implementation of a community-based Mentor Mother program. This community-based peer support model empowers women, and society as a

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Aidan O'Neill
November 21, 2015

Its been a while since we’ve updated this page but we have been traveling all over the Swaziland, spending time with different organizations and learning of the impact they are having on communities. These images are from a mobile clinic visit with the Hawane team last week.

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Aidan O'Neill
November 13, 2015

traveled yesterday with the mobile clinic as they visited homes of people too ill to make it to community clinics. They are such an amazing team and the clients are always delighted to see them. As well as medical care, they also bring food parcels. This poor woman is bed bound and relies on her grandson to care for her.

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Aidan O'Neill