South Africa: Eswatini Monitoring a Suspected Case of Coronavirus - Report
[News24Wire] The Health Ministry in eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) has said it is monitoring its first suspected case of novel coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: HIV Prevention - Eswatini Officials Benchmark in Homa Bay
[Nation] Health officials from Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) are in Homa Bay County for benchmarking on eradication and management of HIV infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Probability of dying from road injury has dropped worldwide in all but 5 nations
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Road injuries have become more frequent but less fatal over the past three decades, according to a new scientific study.The probability of dying from a road accident increased in only five nations since 1990 -- Central African Republic, Jamaica, Somalia, Swaziland, and United Arab Emirates.Disability from road injuries is multifactorial, and largely driven by injuries such as lower limb fracture, traumatic brain injury, open wounds, digit amputations, and muscle and tendon injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Natural Weapons Put Malaria On Notice - Eco-Friendly Insecticides in Eswatini
[UNEP] Living atop a hill in Malindza, a tiny county in eSwatini's lush east, 56-year-old Ntombi Ndzimandze is the matriarch of her household of 11 women and children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Five Starve to Death in Swaziland As Drought and Maize Restrictions Bite
[Swazi Media] Five elderly women in the Nsalitje area of Swaziland (eSwatini) have starved to death and many more are said to be quietly being killed by hunger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland King Buys Himself Fleet of 15 Rolls-Royce Cars but There's No Money for Public Ambulances
[Swazi Media] There are only 16 working public ambulances to serve the whole of Swaziland (eSwatini). Another 12 are off the road in need of repair but there is no money to fix them. The news came at the same time that the kingdom's absolute monarch King Mswati III spent an estimated US$6 million buying 15 luxury Rolls-Royce cars for himself and his wives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Hope Restored in the Kingdom of Eswatini As Tuberculosis Incidence Reduced By More Than Half
[WHO] Twana Bhembe witnessed the devastating effects of tuberculosis (TB) when her sister died from the disease in 2011. That was before she and her husband were each diagnosed with the disease, a year apart. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: United Against Rabies in the Kingdom of Eswatini
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Swaziland Animal Welfare Society collaborated with the Government of Eswatini in commemorating the World Rabies Day 2019. The Ministry of Agriculture through the Veterinary Department together with the Ministry of Health, Eswatini Royal Police, other government sectors and the Malindza community in the Lubombo region held a community event to mark the World (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Eswatini and IFAD Partner to Boost Inclusive Financial Services for Smallholder Farmers
[IFAD] About 30,900 rural people in the Kingdom of Eswatini will benefit from a new US$38.5 million project that aims to improve the prosperity and resilience of poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland College Principal Reveals Role Abortions Play in Lives of His Students
[Swazi Media] The principal of a teacher training college in Swaziland/eSwatini said at least 50 of his students had abortions in the space of a year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swaziland: LGBTI Discrimination in Swaziland Leads to Big Mental Health Issues, Report Finds
[Swazi Media] LGBTI people in Swaziland/eSwatini suffer mental health issues and many have attempted suicide because of the way they are discriminated against in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Six Children Die As Diarrhoea Once Again Strikes Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Six children died from diarrhoea in four days in Swaziland / eSwatini and about another 1,000 others have been treated for the infection caused by the rota virus, a senior official said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Eswatini Closer to Elimination of Intestinal Worms As Public Health Problem
[WHO] The Kingdom of Eswatini is getting closer to ending intestinal worms as a public health problem in line with the World Health Organization's 2020 Roadmap on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The country reached an impressive 98% of eligible school aged children with medicines for intestinal worms in the fourth round of Mass Medicine Administration (MMA) campaign conducted recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Nurses Angry As Govt Ignores Health Crisis
[Swazi Media] Nurses in Swaziland / eSwatini are angry that the government has ignored their petition calling for urgent action to fix the kingdom's broke health system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: The Kingdom of Eswatini Hosts the Polio 22nd Inter-Country Certification Committee Meeting
[WHO] The Kingdom of Eswatini hosted the 22nd Inter-Country Certification Committee meeting (ICCC) from 11 to 13 June 2019 at Happy Valley Hotel in Ezulwini. The meeting was attended by representatives from Botswana, Lesotho Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini and members of the Africa Region Certification Committee (ARCC). The meeting launched in 2002 allows countries to support one another to ensure that Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategy is implemented and progress fully documented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Students Remain the Main Source of Safe Blood in Eswatini
[WHO] Students as voluntary unpaid donors remain the main source of safe blood and blood products in the Kingdom of Eswatini. This was revealed during the World Blood Donor Day commemoration held on 14 June in Manzini. The theme for this year's commemoration was "Safe blood for all". The event recognised the noble gesture by regular blood donors in ensuring timely availability of sufficient and safe quantities of blood and blood products for the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Nurses Give Govt One Month to Solve Drugs Shortage or They Strike
[Swazi Media] Nurses in Swaziland/eSwatini have given government four weeks to solve the drugs shortage crisis in the kingdom or they will call a nationwide strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Hospital Crisis - Govt Not Paid Bills So Patients Only Eat Bread
[Swazi Media] Patients in a public hospital in Swaziland / eSwatini were only fed two slices of bread at meals when food ran out because the government had not paid suppliers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

eSwatini bans imports of live pigs from countries affected by African swine fever
The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, banned imports of live pigs on Monday from countries that test positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) after an outbreak of the disease in neighboring South Africa. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Swaziland: His Majesty King Mswati III Launches End Malaria Fund
[WHO] His Majesty King Mswati III, who is the current chairperson for the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) launched the End Malaria Fund for the Kingdom of Eswatini. This initiative is aimed at mobilising sustainable domestic resources for malaria elimination in the Kingdom, the region and the entire African continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: More Deaths in Swaziland As Government Fails to Pay Medicine Suppliers
[Swazi Media] People have died in Swaziland / eSwatini as medicine has run out because the government has not paid suppliers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Immunisation Heroes Honoured to Mark African Vaccination Week (Avw) in Eswatini
[WHO] The Kingdom of Eswatini honoured individuals and institutions, referred to as immunisation heroes who have immensely contributed towards strengthening the national Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) during the launch of the African Vaccination week in Kwaluseni, a surburb in Manzini in Eswatini. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Know Your Health Numbers to Mark World Health Day 2019
[WHO] The Kingdom of Eswatini has intensified its focus on promoting health and wellness towards "Universal Health Coverage, everyone, everywhere", leaving no one behind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Death of Swaziland Schoolgirl After Illegal Abortion Highlights Suffering of Women in Kingdom - Report
[Swazi Media] The tragic story of the death of a schoolgirl in Swaziland /eSwatini after she had an illegal abortion highlights the way women suffer because of the law in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Health Crisis Getting Worse As Budgets Cut. Rural Areas Worse Affected
[Swazi Media] The Government of Swaziland / eSwatini has cut budgets for public health services across the kingdom and rural areas in particular are suffering, according to the latest report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Universal Health Coverage - Leaving No One Behind in the Kingdom of Eswatini
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scoping exercise in the Kingdom of Eswatini from 28 January to 1 February 2019. The exercise was led by the Ministry of Health with participation of other stakeholders. Dr Juliet Nabyonga from Inter- country Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr Stanley Midzi from Zimbabwe country office, Dr. Akin. Oyemakinde, a consultant and Dr Khosi Mthethwa, the Health Systems Strengthening focal point in Eswatini WHO (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

eSwatini to ease ban on South African meat after foot and mouth outbreak
The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, said on Tuesday it would partially lift a ban on some meat and dairy products from South Africa after its neighbor took steps to contain an outbreak of highly contagious foot and mouth disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa's neighbors ban meat imports over foot and mouth disease
Botswana and the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly Swaziland, have suspended meat imports from South Africa while Zimbabwe is in the process of setting up a ban due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Swaziland: Patients Die As Swaziland Government Hospital Runs Out of Cash - Report
[Swazi Media] More evidence that public health facilities in Swaziland/eSwatini are grinding to a halt emerged over the holiday period with news that the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Mbabane Government Hospital is close to shut-down because equipment is not being maintained. People are dying because of this, it was reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Death of Swaziland Newspaper Editor Puts Spotlight On Kingdom's Health Crisis
[Swazi Media] Thulani Thwala the editor of the Swazi Observer died in hospital after collapsing in a toilet. When he was taken to a public hospital there were no doctors immediately available to treat him. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Public Health Event Management in Air Transport Training of Trainers Kicks Off in Harare
[WHO] A joint World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization Training of Trainers for Public Health Event Management in Air Transport kicked off in Harare yesterday. The meeting, which is taking place at Holiday Inn Harare, has brought together participants from 13 countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The participation by the13 different countries and the background of the participants is an (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland:Six Children Die in Swaziland in Diarrhoea Outbreak. Vaccines Short Since Government Has Not Paid Suppliers
[Swazi Media] At least six children in Swaziland died this week from diarrhoea and many more are sick because the government is broke and cannot pay for vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland:U.S. Halts Funding to Swaziland NGO As Anti-Abortion Policy Bites
[Swazi Media] The Family Life Association of Swaziland / Ewsatini has lost a quarter of its total funding after the United States tightened up its policy against abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swaziland:Swaziland Nurses Picket, Drugs Run Out, Lives Put At Risk As Government Fails to Pay Suppliers
[Swazi Media] Nurses in Swaziland are picketing their hospital to protest drug and staff shortages caused by the government-induced financial crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HIV infection doubles risk of heart disease, global study finds
(University of Edinburgh) People infected with HIV are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, research has found. Analysis of global figures reveals that HIV-associated cardiovascular disease has more than tripled in the past 20 years as more people are living longer with the virus. The greatest impact is in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific regions, with Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho particularly affected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation and associated factors among school going adolescents in Swaziland - Almansour AM, Siziya S.
The objective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Swaziland:Should African Countries Legally Recognize Traditional Healers As Legitimate Medical Practitioners?
[This is Africa] The eSwatini High Court is hearing a test case that could set precedent for whether employers should accept sick notes and medical reports from traditional healers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland:Patients At Risk As Govt Bills Unpaid
[Swazi Media] Hospitals across Swaziland have been left without security guards exposing them to criminal activity because the government has not paid its bills. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland:Sick Turned Away as Govt Bills Unpaid
[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Government has not paid medical bills running into millions of dollars in neighbouring South Africa and as a result sick Swazis are being denied treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland:Destitute Poor Risk Death By Poisoning
[Swazi Media] Destitute people in Swaziland are putting their lives at risk from food poisoning by eating contaminated processed meats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latin America & the Caribbean Edging Towards Eliminating Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, world's top infectious killer. Credit: UNBy Grace VirtueWASHINGTON DC, Mar 16 2018 (IPS)Known as El Libertador throughout the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, Simón Bolívar was central to the battle for independence from Spanish rule in Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. A less known fact is that Bolívar, the son of a wealthy Venezuelan creole family, died from tuberculosis (TB) on December 17, 1880, at age 47. His compatriot, renowned impressionist Cristobal Rojas, painted La Miseria in 1886, depicting the social conditions of the day that gave rise to TB. He died ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Grace Virtue Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Swaziland:Doctors' On-Call Row Back At Ministry
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Industrial Court has told the government to negotiate with doctors and health workers in a dispute over cuts in on-call and call-out allowances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland:Health Crisis - Blood Supplies Dry Up
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's blood shortage crisis is continuing. It is one of a number of crises afflicting health in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Love matters: exploring conceptions of love in Rwanda and Swaziland and relationship to HIV and intimate partner violence - Ruark A, Stern E, Dlamini-Simelane T, Kakuze MF.
This study explores how women and men... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Southern Africa Is Slipping Again After Coming Close to Eliminating Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] In the last five years, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland have all been on the verge of eliminating malaria. In fact, progress had been so good that the southern African region had been tipped to be malaria free by 2018. But a spike in cases this year means that it's unlikely to meet the target. A new target has been set for 2020. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine editor Candice Bailey asked Professor Rajendra Maharaj to explain why. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Who is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe ’s Health Services?
Many children under 15 in Zimbabwe discover their HIV status only when they fall critically ill later in life. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/ IPSBy Frederic MousseauOAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 27 2017 (IPS)On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before. A Guardian article cited WHO member states and activists “who noted that Zimbabwe’s health care system, like many of its public services, has collapsed under Mugabe’s regime.” Another ar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frederic Mousseau Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: HIV Prevention Efforts Must Reach Vulnerable Girls and Young Women
[UNFPA] Shiselweni, Swaziland -More than one in five adults in Swaziland are HIV-positive, according to the most recent data, and the rates are highest among women. Despite these dangers, young people - and young women in particular - often lack the information and services they need to keep themselves safe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:HIV Prevention Efforts Must Reach Vulnerable Girls and Young Women
[UNFPA] Shiselweni, Swaziland -More than one in five adults in Swaziland are HIV-positive, according to the most recent data, and the rates are highest among women. Despite these dangers, young people - and young women in particular - often lack the information and services they need to keep themselves safe. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV prevention efforts must reach vulnerable girls and young women
Language EnglishSHISELWENI, Swaziland –More than one in five adults in Swaziland are HIV-positive, according to themost recent data, and the rates are highest among women. Despite these dangers, young people – and young women in particular – often lack the information and services they need to keep themselves safe. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news