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  • 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…
  • 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…

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