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Organization Contact Information

Name: Swaziland Migrant Mineworkers Association (SWAMMIWA)
Street 1: Kieran Conley Trust Plot.76
Street 2: Next to Vilane Complex
City: Nhlangano
Province: Shiselweni
Post Code:
Country: Eswatini
Phone: +268 2207 7739
Organization Email:;
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Vama
Last Name: Jele
Title: Executive Secretary
Phone: +268 7625 8705

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Ndumiso
Last Name: Mkhaliphi
Title: Programmes Manager
Phone: +268 7635 8039

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
SWAMMIWA is made up of member organisations of community based organisations of migrant mine workers, ex-migrant mine workers, their families and communities.

Our Mission is to (1) Promote the quality of life and rights of active miners, ex-miners and their families in Swaziland through empowerment, capacity strengthening for better health, advocacy, research and policy influence for sustained development, (2) Promote contractual investment and improve the access to inheritances on social benefits rights and insurances,(3)Facilitate small income businesses and food security among ex-miners and their families to improve their livelihoods and socio economic at household.

SWAMMIWA currently works on:
• TB, Silicosis, Phthisis and HIV Programmes for migrants mineworkers and their families;
• Economic empowerment targeting widows, OVC and ex-miners in Swaziland;
SWAMMIWA works on:
• Portability of social security benefits within SADC countries;
• Advocate for conducive policy environment and human rights of migrant mineworkers.

We work with the multi stakeholders on the TB in the Mining Sector currently funded by World Bank, Global Fund and other partners
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
SWAMMIWA is working on (1) community wide intervention on TB Screening on active case finding and contact tracing, TB and health knowledge, referrals, follow up and knowing your status on HIV,(2) community dialogues on TB in Mines, (3) Convening Partnership Forums where partners shared what are doing on TB and sites for collaboration opportunities and supporting other services and (4) Advocate for conducive policies on TB in the Mining Sector at National and Regional levels.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Eswatini
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
SWAMMIWA has been contributing into this thematic area from 2013 - to date. We have been screening ex-miners and conducting contact tracing and education. We have reached about 6913 on TB and HIV Education, screened 1962 ex-miners and contact tracing screened 1429.We referred to health facility 611 while 320 reached the health facility and 141 was initiated to treatment.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Our work here is to strengthen knowledge on effects of poor treatment management and adherence outcomes. This is done in order to enforce knowledge experience expectations to inform decisions and finally identify opportunities in compliance and benefits for behavioral change.

We are working with partners like PSI on HIV testing. This is on education, know status and health education after the test results. Through this programme counselling and psycho-social support is in it.


Declaration of interests:
I Vama Jele declare that there is no conflict of interest I have into any of the above. My main reason to work in this field is based of experience as a migrant mineworkers and commitment to change lives for better world without TB, TB/HIV.

Application date: June 17, 2015
Last updated: July 22, 2015