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  • World TB Day: Swazis Unite to end TB and HIV 4 April  2017 - Mbabane Swaziland:As Swaziland joined the rest of the world in commemorating World TB Day, the Honourable Minister of Health Senator Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane commissioned the national drug resistance survey. “Both the TB and HIV Drug Resistance Surveys that Swaziland is currently conducting will play a critical role in addressing the effectiveness of regimens prescribed for TB and/or HIV patients” noted the United States of America Ambassador to Swaziland Ms Lisa Peterson. With a TB/HIV co-infection rate of…
  • Nkwene community gets free services on World Hearing Day 16 March 2017, Mbabane, Swaziland - Hundreds of residents from Nkwene in the Shiselweni region received free ear screening and treatment during the World Hearing Day on March 3. The event was held at Nkwene Inkhundla and was aimed at raising awareness among communities, community leaders, parents, teachers, health professionals, and policy makers about hearing care and how to prevent debilitating hearing loss. The theme for this year was “Action for hearing loss: Make a sound investment”.
  • WHO donates E650 000 worth of NCDs equipment to government 16 March,  Mbabane, Swaziland - AS the country battles with an increasing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), the World Health Organization has donated E650 000 worth of equipment and consumables for the diagnosis and treatment of NCDs. The donated items include thermometers, stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, weighing scales, peak flow meters, nebulizers, spacers for inhalers, Cardio Chek machines, pulse oximeters, defibrillators, blood analysing machines and test strips for urine protein, and troponin as well as guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of…
  • Dr Tigest Ketsela Mengestu presents letter of Credence to Swaziland Government 16 June 2016, Mbabane: Dr Tigest Ketsela Mengestu presented her letter of credence to the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Senator Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze at his offices in Mbabane on the 16th of June 2016. This followed her confirmation and appointment as the Head of Mission and Representative to the WHO Swaziland country office.  Her appointment is with effect from the 15th of April 2016.
  • Swaziland Ministry of Health learns best practices from Ethiopia Mbabane, 16 February 2016 - While endeavouring to achieve Universal Health Coverage, which is the goal of the newly formulated National Health Strategic Plan 2014-2018, the Ministry of Health has visited Ethiopia to learn about their best health practices.

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