MBABANE, 16 November 2010 (PLUSNEWS) -
An economic meltdown in Swaziland, exacerbated by a major decline in revenue
from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), is unlikely to leave the
national AIDS response unscathed, say local health officials.
"There will be an impact on the
health sector, but to what extent we cannot say," said government
economist Deepak Sardiwal of the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development.
Revenue from SACU - the world's oldest
customs union, comprising Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and South