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  • Malaria elimination by 2020 is possible in Swaziland 06 June 2017 - The Kingdom of Swaziland is among 21 countries globally with the potential to interrupt indigenous malaria transmission by 2020 thereby achieving the goal of malaria elimination. Following a mid-term review process of the National Malaria Elimination Strategy 2015-2020, concluded recently, the country was found to be in a historical position to be a pioneer in malaria elimination in Sub Saharan Africa. The country has made great progress in reducing the incidence of malaria.
  • Swaziland conducts joint HIV/TB/PMTCT and Viral Hepatitis programme review Mbabane, Swaziland 25 May - The Kingdom of Swaziland completed a two weeks long first ever joint review of four programmes; Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Tuberculosis (TB), Viral Hepatitis prevention and control as well as Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV(PMTCT). This is in line with the country’s plan to strengthen integration of the four programmes. Currently the programmes have separate strategic plans. For example: the HIV Health Sector Response Plan runs from 2014 – 2018 and the…
  • Swaziland commemorates the Africa Vaccination Week 12 May- Mbabane: The Kingdom of Swaziland joined the rest of Africa in commemorating the 7th Africa Vaccination Week (AVW) under the theme “Vaccines Protect Everyone, Get Vaccinated”. The week long commemoration was launched by the Honourable Minister of Health, Senator Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane represented by the Deputy Director of Health Services, Ms Rejoice Nkambule. The launch was held in Hosea Inkhundla, a “hard to reach” area in the Shiselweni Region. The event was attended by the community members from all the…
  • 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”.

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