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.
VISION 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, mortality, disability Â and mortality that is due to diseases and social conditions..
Promote effective allocation and management of health and social welfare sector resources.
Reduce the risk and vulnerability of the country's population to social welfare problems as as the impact thereof.
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-Mbabane Government Hospital which also services as a Regional hospital, 3 Regional hospitals-Hlathilhulu, Mankayane and Pigg's Peak Government Hospitals and 2 specialized referral hospitals - National TB Hospital and the National Psychiatric Hospital, 2 mission hospitals- Good Shepherd Hospital and Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital. There are also 8 public health units, 5 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 and in 2013 it was opened in Hlathikhulu Government Hospital. .
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.Â