In Swaziland, communicable diseases remain the most common cause of morbidity and mortality. In addition to that, there are emerging patterns non-communicable diseases in Swaziland; nutritional disorders are also a major contributor to the high mortality and morbidity. Like all countries globally, Swaziland is not spared from the emerging and re-emerging diseases and events of international concern. Measuring these health conditions and outcomes can guide health personnel decision-making, programme implementation, policy development, and evaluation activities.
The Ministry of Health recognizes the importance of reliable and high quality health information and the need to track the burden of diseases as part the broader strategy of achieving optimum health and wellbeing of the nation. Therefor in 2009 the strategic information department was established and it comprise of the M&E, HMIS, Research and Epidemiology.
Dashboard On Key Performance Indicators for Epidemiology