Taiwan welcomes new Eswatini envoy, noting positive work done during the pandemic

Taiwan welcomes new Eswatini envoy, noting positive work done during the pandemic

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen yesterday welcomed and praised Eswatini as a crucial partner for battling the COVID-19 pandemic as she noted that Eswatini was the third biggest exporter of alcohol disinfectant to Taiwan.  These remarks were made at the Presidential Office where Tsai accepted the credentials of Eswatini’s newest envoy, Promise Sithembiso Msibi which marked…

AIDS healthcare workers in Eswatini receive training on Vigiflow

AIDS healthcare workers in Eswatini receive training on Vigiflow

The National Pharmacovigilance center of Eswatini on 3rd June conducted training for the Vigiflow data management System for healthcare workers from the AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF). Vigiflow happens to be an ICSR Data Management system which is web based. It is Eswatini’s own national pharmacovigilance database that will support the collecting, processing, analysis and…

Eswatini MP’s ponder no-confidence vote in wake of shortage of essential medicines in hospitals. 

Eswatini MP’s ponder no-confidence vote in wake of shortage of essential medicines in hospitals. 

Some MPs in Eswatini believe that an Executive vote of no confidence the best way to address the medicine shortage in public hospitals (MPs). As a result of the lack of medical drugs, the MPs expressed their displeasure and irritation with the government’s response. Some MPs were interviewed for this publication in an effort to learn…

Lack of medicines in Eswatini hospital fuels concerns

Lack of medicines in Eswatini hospital fuels concerns

The revelation that the AG (Auditor General), Dr. Matsebula, was examining the scarcity of medicines at RFM Hospital in Eswatini, where there is a lack of some medications has sparked concerns amongst citizens.  Despite initiatives by the Health ministry to enhance its stock controls, the scarcity of medical products and drugs was a consistent challenging issue…

Eswatini proves to be a trial ground for a novel test to detect tuberculosis

Eswatini proves to be a trial ground for a novel test to detect tuberculosis

DNA snippets from the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, have been found in a new, very sensitive blood test developed by scientists at Tulane University College of Medicine.  73 children and adults with presumptive tuberculosis and their benign household connections in Eswatini, Africa, were studied by researchers. According to a recent study published in The…

How to avoid snake bites

How to avoid snake bites

Three-quarters of the people in the Kingdom of Eswatini live on tiny farms in rural areas, which are also home to numerous very venomous serpents such as the puffer operational amplifier, the Mozambique spitting cobra, and the black mamba. It’s the perfect mix for dangerous snake bites, and it calls for an efficient prevention measure….

New Countries Moved to “High Risk” Category for Travel

New Countries Moved to “High Risk” Category for Travel

On Monday, the US Agency for Disease Prevention and Control added five new travel destinations to its “high” risk category. Belize in Central America, the Bahamas island in the North Atlantic, Montserrat, a hilly British overseas territory, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, and southern Africa in Eswatini have all been moved to Level 3,…

A WB COVID recovery loan approved for Eswatini

A WB COVID recovery loan approved for Eswatini

The World Bank today approved a seventy-five million dollars credit for the Ministry of the Eswatini Kingdom  to help it recover faster from COVID-19. The Economic Recovery Development Policy Credit II is the second of two missions designed to assist Eswatini’s economic rebuilding agenda and promote long-term recovery. Eswatini’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery program and attempts…

The world bank supports the post-COVID recovery of Eswatini

The world bank supports the post-COVID recovery of Eswatini

On May 6 the Government of Eswatini received a USD 75 million loan from the World Bank to boost its economic recovery post COVID. The second of two operations aimed at assisting Eswatini’s economic reform plan and promoting long-term recovery is the Economic Recovery Development Policy Loan II. The initiative supports Eswatini’s economic recovery program…