Swaziland: Health Expert Warns Swaziland Women Might Contract Cancer From Unregulated Contraceptives
[Swazi Media] Women in Swaziland (eSwatini) are using unregulated family planning products that might cause cancer, a leading sexual health expert warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swaziland: Nearly Half the People With Tuberculosis Don't Know They Have It - Report
[Swazi Media] Nearly half of the people in Swaziland (eSwatini) who have the disease tuberculosis (TB) do not know it, according to a new report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: eSwatini Becomes First African State to Meet UN's 2030 Targets On HIV-Aids
[Daily Maverick] With the highest rates of HIV in the world, the tiny Kingdom of Eswatini has aggressively tackled the Aids virus through testing and treatment, coupled with strong community prevention programming. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Govt Pledges Public Service Job Cuts, Below Inflation Wage Increases to Secure IMF Loan
[Swazi Media] Swaziland (eSwatini) pledged to cut public sector jobs, contain wages and award below inflation salary increases in order to get a loan from the International Monetary Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: IMF Gives Swaziland Emergency Coronavirus Loan
[Swazi Media] The International Monetary Fund has approved a loan of US$110 million to help Swaziland (eSwatini) as it grapples with the coronavirus crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Seeks U.S.$207m IMF Loan to Save Sinking Economy As Coronavirus Worsens
[Swazi Media] Swaziland (eSwatini) is seeking US$207 million from the International Monetary Fund as its economy continues to slide because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Innovative App Enables Family Planning Even During the Covid-19 Pandemic
[UNFPA] Mbabane -- Once a month, Nolwazi Myeni receives a message on her mobile phone notifying her that family planning services are available at clinics despite the pandemic-related lockdown. "I felt very encouraged to be assured that I could visit any clinic amid COVID-19 for my contraceptive needs," the 24-year-old said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: EU Steps Up to Feed Destitute as Govt Stumbles to Deliver Aid
[Swazi Media] The European Union donated 2.4 million euros (about 46.6 million emalangeni in local currency) to Swaziland (eSwatini) as the government stumbled to feed hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of food during the current coronavirus crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Teachers Go to Court in Bid to Stop Schools Reopening
[Swazi Media] Teachers in Swaziland (eSwatini) are taking the government to court to try to halt the reopening of schools during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Entire eSwatini Cabinet in Isolation After Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19
[Swazi Media] All 18 cabinet ministers in Swaziland (eSwatini) have been ordered into isolation after one of them tested positive for coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Teachers Say Govt's Plan to Reopen Schools Unsafe
[Swazi Media] Union leaders have urged the Swaziland (eSwatini) Government not to go ahead with plans to reopen schools next week from coronavirus lockdown because it is unsafe to do so. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Lawyers Want Swaziland PM Arrested for Breaking Coronavirus Lockdown Regulation
[Swazi Media] Lawyers in Swaziland (eSwatini) want the Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini and senior ministers arrested for breaking the coronavirus lockdown in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Only Four in Ten Receive Food Aid in Swaziland Govt Coronavirus Scheme, a Month After Deadline
[Swazi Media] Fewer than four in ten of the 301,000 people promised food aid by the Swaziland (eSwatini) Government during the present coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have received it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Policeman Shoots Boy, 15, Playing Football During Coronavirus Lockdown
[Swazi Media] A 15-year-old boy was shot and wounded by police in Swaziland (eSwatini) when he played football with friends on open ground during the coronavirus lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Short of Coronavirus Protective Equipment for Health Workers As Prices Soar
[Swazi Media] Swaziland (eSwatini) is short of personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line health workers during the coronavirus crisis because suppliers have doubled their prices, the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Coronavirus Cases Soar in Swaziland, Public Ignore Govt. Lockdown
[Swazi Media] Nearly one third of the total 187 cases of coronavirus in Swaziland (eSwatini) were reported in the past seven days. This comes as evidence suggests that the government's partial lockdown of the kingdom is not working. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Eswatini - Tackling COVID-19 Amid HIV and TB Epidemics
[MSF] As the number of people with COVID-19 grows daily, Eswatini is now battling yet another health crisis on top of existing epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa ’s Health Dilemma: Protecting People from COVID-19 While Four Times as Many Could Die of Malaria
Africa is grappling with managing diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis as health systems that are unable to cope with both this and the coronavirus pandemic. Sleeping under a net and taking antimalarial pills helps prevent malaria. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 11 2020 (IPS) Experts across Africa are warning that as hospitals and health facilities focus on COVID-19, less attention is being given to the management of other deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which affect millions more people. “Today if you have malaria symptoms you are in big tr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Fund for Aids/TB and Malaria Source Type: news

Swaziland: Responding To COVID-19 In A Country Already Fighting A Dual HIV/TB Epidemic
[MSF] eSwatini has the highest percentage of people living with HIV in the world. Almost one-thirds of adults are HIV-positive. The country is also severely affected by a tuberculosis (TB) epidemic and around 70 percent of all TB patients are co-infected with HIV. [1] (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Chaos As Swaziland Govt. Misses Target to Start Food Aid for Destitute in Coronavirus Lockdown
[Swazi Media] The Swaziland (eSwatini) Government's plan to feed 300,000 people during the present coronavirus lockdown is in shambles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Police Fine Man Trying to Buy Food for Destitute Children During Coronavirus Lockdown
[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland (eSwatini) fined a man who was out buying food for destitute children during the coronavirus lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Govt Says It Will Not Feed Towns and Cities During Coronavirus Lockdown
[Swazi Media] The Swaziland (eSwatini) Government will not send food to the starving and destitute in towns and cities during the extreme lockdown that it has imposed in the fight against coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Malnutrition in Swaziland Set to Rise to Hit Quarter of Total Population
[Swazi Media] Malnutrition in Swaziland (eSwatini) is set to rise so that nearly a quarter of the total population will need help getting food, a United Nations' agency reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: MPs Demand Govt. Action As Hunger Spreads During Coronavirus Lockdown
[Swazi Media] The House of Assembly in Swaziland (eSwatini) has demanded immediate action from the government as hunger spreads across the kingdom and doctors and nurses continue to be without vital personal protective equipment (PPE) during the present coronavirus crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: People Face 'Imminent Death From Hunger' As COVID-19 Lockdown Hits Poorest
[Swazi Media] People in a township in Swaziland (eSwatini) face 'imminent death from hunger' after they lost their jobs because of the coronavirus shutdown in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland Nurses' Union Calls for Closure of Major Hospital in Fight Against Coronavirus
[Swazi Media] Nurses in Swaziland (eSwatini) want a major hospital closed down, the patients discharged, and then it reopened as a scaled-down coronavirus centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Govt Says Reports of King's Illness Are 'Sick Joke'
[VOA] Johanneburg -The government of eSwatini is refuting media reports that the nation's King Mswati III - the last absolute monarch in Africa - is "critically ill" with COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: More Businesses in Swaziland to Close As Govt Tightens Coronavirus Lockdown
[Swazi Media] The Swaziland (eSwatini) Government announced that all non-essential businesses in the kingdom should close down from Friday (3 April 2020) as measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic are stepped up. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Total Number of Coronavirus Test Results Received By Swaziland Ministry of Health Tops 320
[Swazi Media] The Swaziland (eSwatini) Health Ministry has received 324 results of coronavirus tests sent to South Africa in total since 15 March 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Can Eswatini's Traditional Healers Encourage HIV Testing?
[IPS] Mbabane -Doctor Khalishwayo is a traditional healer based in Nhlangano, a town in the Shiselweni Region, in southern Eswatini. His clients are people who consult him when they are suffering from different ailments. And he in turn diagnoses them using divine methods. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Swaziland King in Self-Isolation Over Coronavirus Threat, More Cases Confirmed
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland (eSwatini), is in self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Calls for Ban On Public Gatherings and Border Closure As Swaziland Hit By Coronavirus
[Swazi Media] Calls are growing in Swaziland (eSwatini) for the borders to be shut, mass gatherings banned and schools to be closed as the coronavirus spreads in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Swaziland: Novel Coronavirus - Teachers' Union Calls for All Schools, Colleges and Universities to Close
[Swazi Media] The Swaziland National Association of Teachers has urged the Swazi government to temporarily close all schools, colleges and universities while a strategy is found to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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