Evidence of AIDS mortality from an alternative source: A Swaziland case study

  • Alan Whiteside Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Chris Desmond Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • John King JTK Associates, Mbabane, Swaziland
  • Jane Tomlinson JTK Associates, Mbabane, Swaziland
  • Conway Sithungo JTK Associates, Mbabane, Swaziland

Abstract

This paper explores a way of measuring AIDS mortality in the absence of vital registration. It looks at the death notices in the major daily newspaper in Swaziland, The Times of Swaziland, and asks if this can be analysed to give a picture of changing mortality. It shows how clear trends can be discerned.

Keywords: AIDS; mortality; newspapers; Swaziland; vital registration

(Af J AIDS Res: 2002 1(1): 35-38)
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