The Luke Commission is a faith-based organization (FBO) partnering with the United States government through the President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Eswatini to deliver HIV prevention, care, and treatment services through a comprehensive, compassionate health care platform.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports The Luke Commission in order to scale up coverage of integrated treatment, care, and prevention services for vulnerable, underserved populations in Eswatini.
The US Embassy in Eswatini, including three ambassadors, has witnessed the integrated, holistic health care model The Luke Commission provides throughout the country.
A portion of TLC’s HIV and TB prevention, care, and treatment services delivered in Eswatini are made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of USAID/TLC Fixed Award Agreement No. 72067419FA00002, Integrated Treatment Care and Prevention Services for Vulnerable Populations Activity in Eswatini.
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Eswatini Ministry of Health
TLC enjoys a close, collaborative relationship with the Eswatini Ministry of Health (MOH), working hand in hand to improve the health of Emaswati with no or limited access to health care.
The MOH considers TLC outreaches to be mobile hospitals, since these outreaches include all the services of a hospital in Eswatini (surgery, X-ray, laboratory, pharmacy). Further, TLC is considered to be part of the national health care framework, filling a gap in health services for the underserved patient.
TLC also partners with other Eswatini governmental departments to supplement medical services. This partnership ensures that quality, comprehensive healthcare reaches underserved communities.
Free Wheelchair Mission
Free Wheelchair Mission provides mobility to people across the world and in Eswatini who live with disabilities by distributing free, durable wheelchairs. Developed for use in developing countries, these wheelchairs are easy to assemble, easy to maintain, and comfortable for patients.
In partnership with Free Wheelchair Mission, TLC has distributed over 5,000 wheelchairs to people with disabilities in Eswatini. Free Wheelchair Mission also coordinates additional gift-in-kind supplies that extend TLC’s ability to serve patients well.
Hope and Healing International
Hope and Healing International provides shipments of hospital furniture, equipment (including assistive devices), consumables and medications to TLC, significantly extending TLC’s operations budget.
In addition, HHI directly supported the launch and development of TLC’s ophthalmology program. With HHI’s help, TLC constructed its first training facility, operating room, commercial-grade kitchen, and administration offices.