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  • 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.
  • Swaziland orients parliamantarians on health issues 22 September 2015 - Swaziland held a 2 days meeting to orient parliamentarians on topical public health issues in the country. The parliamentarians were oriented on the Universal Health Coverage concept which is the main theme of the National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2014-2018. They were also oriented on tobacco control in the country. The meeting also included discussions on addressing social determinants of health as well as the burden of non-communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases and malaria in the…
  • Swaziland embarks on neglected tropical disease mapping survey The Kingdom of Swaziland through the Bilharzia and Worms Control Programme under the Ministry of Health is embarking on a national integrated mapping survey for schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. Following several months of detailed planning the beginning of the survey was marked by a five day national training workshop for the survey teams. The survey, to run from the 16 February to the 6 March will cover all the 55 tinkhundla(districts), 275 primary schools, and 13 750 learners between 10…
  • Swaziland holds the third national health research conference Mbabane , Swaziland, 03 November 2014:  Swaziland successfully held the national health research conference at the convention centre in Ezulwini from the 15th to the 17th of October 2014 under the theme "Investing in Health for Development". The conference was held under 4 tracks namely; Universal health access and coverage; Mobilization and efficient use of resources for health; Improving health outcomes and health; and Equity and development from a human rights perspectiveThe conference was attended by The Right Honourable Prime…

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