Swaziland WHO Country Office

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The mission of the WHO Swaziland Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Swaziland through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • Making neglected tropical diseases, “neglected no more” The Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland through the Ministry of Health intensifies efforts to make Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) neglected no more in Swaziland. The Ministry of Health with technical and financial support from the World Health Organization (WHO) successfully held a national high level advocacy meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases. The meeting was held on the 1st of August 2014 at Mountain Inn Hotel in Mbabane. The high level meeting was attended by the Honourable Minister of Health,…
  • Swaziland continues to intensify efforts to fight Vaccine Preventable Diseases “Vaccination, a shared responsibility” “Vaccinated Communities, Healthy Communities” Swaziland continues to intensify efforts to fight vaccine preventable diseases through the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate VaccinePCV 13 and the commemoration of the 4th African Vaccination Week (AVW). The Honourable Minister of Health, Senator Sibongile NdlelaSimelane launched the introduction of the new vaccine on to the national routine immunisation schedule on the 23rd of April, the same day she also launched the AVW. Swaziland commemorated the 2014 AVW under the theme being…
  • Swaziland Commemorates International Ear Care Day 2014 “Ear care can avoid hearing loss” “Make Hearing Matter For the first time Swaziland joined the international community in commemorating the International Ear Care Day 2014. This inaugural event was organised by the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Unit , the Health Promotion Unit and the School Health Programme in the  Ministry of Health with support from World Health Organization (WHO), University Research Council (URC) and the National Children Coordination Unit (NCCU) in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office.The event was…
  • African Vaccination Week (AVW) Swaziland On 17 of April 2013, the Swaziland’s African Vaccination Week (AVW) team organized a workshop for media at the Happy Valley Hotel and Casino, Swaziland. The main objective of the workshop was not only just to sensitize the journalist and media practitioners on the 2013 package of activities but also to enlist their unqualified support through publicity and advocacy reporting of AVW planned activities. In attendance at the workshop were journalists from the Times of Swaziland, the Swazi Observer, the…
  • Launch of the Essential Health Care Package and Supporting Documents Swaziland, Mbabane— 22nd February 2012—The Hon. Minister for Health Mr Benedict Xaba today officially launched the Essential Health Care Package. In the presence of the WHO country Representative Dr. Owen Kaluwa, and other representatives from development partners, senior government officials, members of parliament's two Health Portfolio Committees, the regional health management committees, and other health sector stakeholders, the Hon. Minister further commissioned all health workers to ensure a continued smooth implementation of the Essential Health Care Package for optimum health…