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

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics as U.S. government launches bold strategy to accelerate progress
Data released today from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.   Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: School Children 'Face Starvation' - Report
[Swazi Media] Children in Swaziland must 'brace themselves for starvation', according to a head teacher as once again the government has failed to deliver food to schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Protection of children's rights in the Swaziland legal system: achievements and challenges - Shongwe MN.
The paper critically analyses the domestication and application of the UNCRC in the Swaziland legal system. Since ratifying the UNCRC in 1995, the Swaziland government has made great strides with respect to child protection through domesticating the Conven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazi Schools Hunger Continues
[Swazi Media] Members of parliament in Swaziland have accused a government ministry of lying in a report on severe hunger in the kingdom's schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland Nears HIV Containment Goals (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- African nation's incidence of HIV cut in half since 2011 (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Cuts HIV Infection Rate in Half
[VOA] The U.S. government says the HIV epidemic is "coming under control" in Swaziland, the country with the world's highest prevalence of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV epidemic 'coming under control' in nation with top rate
HIV epidemic 'coming under control' in country with world's highest rate, Swaziland: US (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Data from Swaziland Show Global Efforts are Helping to Control the HIV Epidemic
PEPFAR, CDC, and Columbia University released new findings from the Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS2) at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science. The results show remarkable national progress in Swaziland, a country with the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world as of 2015, and provide clear evidence that global efforts are helping control the HIV epidemic. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Swaziland survey shows impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemic
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Key findings from the second Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey, SHIMS2, reveal impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemic in the country. Results show a doubling in population viral load suppression since 2011 and a decrease by nearly half in the rate of new HIV infections. The findings were released today at a press conference held by the Prime Minister's office in Mbabane, Swaziland and at the International Aids Society (IAS) 2017 Conference in Paris, France. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2
Quarterly NewsletterAlert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2July 17, 2017Tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.8 million people last year, overtaking HIV/AIDS as the world's deadliest infectious disease. Another nine million people suffer from TB. MSF is among the largest non-governmental providers of TB care in the world. We supported more than 20,000 patients on treatment in 2016 —including more than 2,000 patients fighting DR-TB. We run 24 projects to treat the disease, in places from Swaziland to Tajikistan. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Six Top Experts Resigned From Donald Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel
Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at the pioneering LGBTQ legal group Lambda Legal, resigned late last week from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), along with five other council members, in protest of Donald Trump’s polices  ― or lack of polices ― to combat the HIV epidemic. On Friday, Schoettes lambasted Trump as callous, a president who “simply does not care,” laying out the reasons for the resignations in a piece on Newsweek.com:  As advocates for people living with HIV, we have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swaziland: Senate Snubs LGBTI Health Report
[Swazi Media] Senators in Swaziland threw out a motion to make a report on access to health facilities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and/or intersexual (LGBTI) people because it was 'discrimination' in favour of them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Emotional abuse of girls in Swaziland: prevalence, perpetrators, risk and protective factors and health outcomes - Meinck F, Fry D, Ginindza C, Wazny K, Elizalde A, Spreckelsen TF, Maternowska MC, Dunne MP.
BACKGROUND: Research on emotional child abuse in sub-Saharan Africa is scarce. Few studies thus far have examined prevalence, risk and protective factors for emotional child abuse or the associations between emotional abuse and girls' health. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Swaziland: No Food So Schoolkids Sent Home
[Swazi Media] For the second term running children in Swaziland are being sent home from school because there is no food to feed them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazi Drug Shortage Crisis Deepens
[Swazi Media] Parliamentarians in Swaziland have given the government seven days to sort out the drugs shortage crisis crippling public health facilities in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swazi Circumcision Drive Failing
[Swazi Media] As the discredited campaign to circumcise men in Swaziland to prevent HIV infection continues to fail, two government ministries are now targeting schoolboys. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Traditional leaders stand up to protect youth from HIV, unintended pregnancy
Language EnglishSHISELWENI, Swaziland –“We have high youth unemployment and high teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Obed, a traditional leader in Shiselweni, Swaziland, told UNFPA.Yet many conservative, rural communities have resisted publicly discussing topics that would improve the health and rights of young people – includingadolescent pregnancy,gender-based violence and sexually transmitted infections likeHIV. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

TB Patient Uses Sign Language in Swaziland
VideoTB Patient Uses Sign Language in SwazilandMarch 21, 2017Winile is a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patient with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Swaziland, and one of the many who have lost their hearing due to the toxicity of available MDR-TB drugs. Through an MSF program in Swaziland, she has learned sign language so she can continue to communicate. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

What drives the demand for rhino horns? | Nicky Reeves
Should we accept that Vietnamese medicinal demand for rhino horns is traditional, and inevitable? Those who stockpile horns think soReports in February that theSouth African government was considering lifting the 2009 domestic moratorium on trade in rhino horns brought into focus something that is not necessarily obvious to those outside of that country: there currently exist in South Africa numerous large stockpiles of rhino horns, nearly all legal, all potentially extremely valuable.Related:Legal rhino horn and ivory trade should benefit Africa, says Swaziland governmentContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicky Reeves Tags: Conservation Science Environment Endangered species Animals Wildlife Source Type: news

Global Health Is an Investment We Can ’t Afford to Pass Up
February 27, 2017As a career physician, I've seen modern medicine rescue people from the brink of death. But major gaps remain.This column originallyappeared in STAT on February 22, 2017.Thanks to the help of a skilled health worker, a newborn finally takes its first breath in Uganda. A man living with HIV in Swaziland successfully suppresses the virus in his bloodstream. A car crash victim in Malawi receives the critical care he needs.More than at any time in history, good health for all is a real possibility. The technology, scientific advancement, and remarkable understanding of disease now available to the medical...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Swaziland: New Hope for Drug-Resistant TB Patients
Field newsSwaziland: New Hope for Drug-Resistant TB PatientsFebruary 23, 2017"You see, I am healed," says Tholakele as she walks around her ward demonstrating her recovery.  "Even my legs don't give me problems anymore. Now I can walk perfectly. I walk around the hospital; go out for fresh air and come back when I’m ready."Tholakele, 39, has drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and started treatment in May 2016 at the Moneni National TB Hospital, supported by Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in central Swaziland. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Swaziland: 250,000 Swazi Still Need Food Aid
[Swazi Media] At the same time that King Mswati III told his subjects that Swaziland had been saved from the drought because people believed in God, the World Food Program reported 250,000 Swazi people would need assistance with food until at least March 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Hunger Forces Schools to Close Early
[Swazi Media] Teachers across Swaziland are reporting that schools are forced to close early because there is no food to feed children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clinics for World ’ s Vulnerable Brace for Trump ’ s Anti-Abortion Cuts
Health workers say President Trump ’ s ban on abortion counseling will hurt even those health services that do not involve abortions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DIONNE SEARCEY, NORIMITSU ONISHI and SOMINI SENGUPTA Tags: Abortion Africa Medicine and Health Trump, Donald J Birth Control and Family Planning Pregnancy and Childbirth Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Senegal Lesotho Swaziland Colombia United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Swaziland: Unpaid Nurses and Staff Strike
[Swazi Media] Nurses and support staff at a major hospital in Swaziland walked off work on Wednesday (26 October 2016) because they had not been paid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Nurses Threaten to Strike Next Week
[VOA] Nurses in Swaziland are threatening to embark on an indefinite strike next week after the government in Mbabane failed to meet their demands for better working conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Makes Emergency Singapore Trip, Abandons Summit
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Tuesday abandoned the ongoing Sadc summit in Swaziland after his health reportedly deteriorated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news