Ministry of Health

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Mission Statement

To improve the health of the people of Swaziland by providing leadership in the production, delivery and utilization of health services which will consistently increase longetivity and quality of life.


“A healthy and economically productive population that lives longer, healthier and socially fulfilling lives, and contribute optimally towards the national vision of achieving first world status.”.

Mid Term Objectives

  • To promote health through the life course and improve access to essential, affordable and quality clinical services towards universal access
  • To improve prevention and control of communicable and non communicable diseases access to essential, affordable and quality public health services towards universal coverage
  • To work collaboratively with key sectors to influence health actions within these sectors To strengthen health systems capacity and performance
  • To improve in the management of medical related conditions
  • To improve and strengthen health service delivery
  • To strengthen rehabilitation following health events

Sector Objectives

  • General Objective: To move towards the attainment of Universal Health Care coverage within defined health services.
  • Overall goal: To reduce poverty through improving accessibility to health care delivery at all levels.
  • Goal 1: Increasing the number of health related services and interventions provided across the country
  • Goal 2: To increase coverage of population by different health related services and interventions
  • Goal 3: To reduce household financial burden incurred at the point of access and utilization

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Official Name:
Umbuso weSwatini
short form: eSwatini
int'l long form: Kingdom of Swaziland
int'l short form: Swaziland

ISO Country Code: sz

Local Time = UTC +2h
Actual Time: Mon-May-3 13:42

Country Calling Code: +268

Capital City: Mbabane (capital, pop. 60 000)
Lobamba (the royal and legislative capital)

Other Cities: Manzini (principal commercial city)

Type: Monarchy
Independence: 6 September 1968 (from UK)
Constitution: the first constitution was signed into law in July 2005 and is scheduled to be implemented in January 2006.

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