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Welcome to the Ministry of Health Web page, we hope you will enjoy the journey through our profile, department, and activities and peruse through our album of pictures on just some of the events implemented by the ministry this year. The Government of the Kingdom of eSwatini works with stakeholders and partners for the success of meeting the set Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the community is one of the key stakeholders in the implementation of health programmes nationwide. This requires assessing the current situation, proper planning and budgeting, effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all health sector activities. In 2011 the Ministry of Health is surely on the move for positive initiatives and historic progress in its strides to building a health nation now and in the future.
Sive lesitfutfukako ngulesiphilile!


The Health Ministry seeks to improve the health status of the people of Swaziland by providing preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services that are of high quality, relevant, accessible, affordable, equitable and socially acceptable.

By the year 2015, the Sector shall have developed into an efficient and effective managerial population of people that live longer, healthier and socially fulfilling lives. As such, the country’s health indicators shall compare favourably to those of countries with a similar level of human development


  • Reduce morbidity, disability and mortality due to preventable health and social conditions.
  • Ensure equal access to public health and essential clinical and social services by all people in the country.
  • Increase investment in cost-effective health services.
  • Ensure user satisfaction with health services.

The country health care system consists of the formal and informal sector. The informal sector consists of traditional health practitioners and other unregulated service providers. The health service that is based on western medicine is considered to be formal and consists of public and private health services.

The formal health sector is based on the concepts of primary health care and decentralization. Its infrastructure is made up of 7 government hospital (1 National Referral  which also services as a Regional hospital and 2 specialized referral hospitals, 2 mission hospitals and 1 industry supported hospital. There are also 8 public health units, 12 health centres, 76 clinics and 187 outreach sites. The first Intensive Care Unit was opened in the country at the National Referral Hospital in the year 1998, followed by the Renal Unit in 2003. RFM hospital has also recently opened their ICU and renal unit. Hlathikhulu Government Hospital will soon be having a renal unit also opened in their facility.

The health system is based on the concept of primary, health care, secondary health care and tertiary levels. At primary level there are community based healthcare workers, clinics, and outreach services. At secondary level, there health centres (which offer inpatient and outpatient). They also serve as referral points for primary levels. The Tertiary level comprises of hospitals, specialized hospitals and national referral hospitals.
The sector is serviced by a workforce of 275 doctors, 3074 staff nurses, 275 nurse assistants, pharmacists and a number of allied health professionals and support staff, whose work is supplemented by approximately 4,000 rural health motivators, home based carers and community birth attendants.
According to the most recent health statistics report there a198.2 b needs per 100,000 people in the country, with Manzini having the largest ratio (287.3) followed by Hhohho (235.9) then, Lubombo (127.1) and Shiselweni (81.6);

TB and HIV and AIDS continue to be a challenge in Swaziland. The incidence Tuberculosis has increased from 300 per 100,000 people in 1990 to over 1,000 per 100,000 people. It is also estimated that there about 230,000 people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and over 17,000 of those PLWHA have had access to ART. In improving the health status of the population, the health sector continues to realize progress in control and management of diseases and in the promotion of healthy living through curative services and various public health programmes.

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