Swaziland Projects

Read to Recovery Project (Barb Houle and Lindiwe Sibisi) - Swaziland

Swaziland is a small country in southern Africa that has been hit hard by health challenges (e.g., HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis) while also facing limited resources.  We started the Read to Recovery project in 2010 after visiting a relative at Mbabane Government Hospital in Swaziland.  During the visit, we noticed that patients were just lying on their cot-like beds with nothing to do with their time while they recovered--no books, magazines, TVs--nothing!  It was then we had the idea that it might be…