SHBC and the Millennium Development Goals


The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were officially established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All 189 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve these goals by the year 2015. The goals are:

1. Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger,
2. Achieving universal primary education,
3. Promoting gender equality and empowering women,
4. Reducing child mortality rates,
5. Improving maternal health,
6. Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases,
7. Ensuring environmental sustainability, and
8. Developing a global partnership for development.

Each of the goals has specific stated targets and dates for achieving those targets. To accelerate progress, the G8 Finance Ministers agreed in June 2005 to provide enough funds to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank to cancel an additional $40 to $55 billion in debt owed by members of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries to allow impoverished countries to re‑channel the resources saved from the forgiven debt to social programs for improving health and education and for alleviating poverty.

SHBC is committed to participate in achieving the MDGs in Swaziland and partners with various organizations, such as NERCHA, NATICC and SAfAIDS who assist us in this regard.


Community Home-Based Care
• Addressing HIV/AIDS stigma and gender-based violence
• Encouraging HIV testing and ART adherence
• Holistic support
• Community empowerment through skills development
• Recognition for female caregivers within their communities
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Early Childhood Development
• Appoint qualified ECD staff to prepare preschoolers for primary education
• Life-skills for children (cognitive, emotional, social, moral, language and physical)
• Fight HIV/AIDS vulnerability through literacy and general education
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Neighborhood Care Points
• Identify OVCs
• Provide nutritious meals in clean, dignified surroundings, observing special needs of OVCs

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Wheelchair Distribution
• Distribute 335 wheelchairs to 200 women and 135 men.
• Train homesteaders in its use and maintenance
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women