Swaziland WHO Country Office


  • 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.
  • 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…