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Swaziland

Swaziland in the ECSA Health Community

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Swaziland joined ECSA as a founding member in 1974 as one of the founding members. Since joining the ECSA health Community, Swaziland has hosted the Health Ministers Conference in 1982 and 2000. Swaziland has also held the chairmanship of the Advisory Committee in 1985 and 1994 and 2007.
The ministry of Health has consistently supported the activities and programmes of the ECSA Health community over the last three decades. Swaziland’s financial contribution to the ECSA Health Community has ensured that the secretariat functions continue to be executed in a timely manner in line with the resolutions of the Ministers of health.
All subsequent ministers of Health in Swaziland since 1974 have ensured that the country continues to share its experiences and challenges in implementation of various health programmes during ECSA forums such as the Directors expert committee, programme expert committees, the forums for best practice in health care and the annual ECSA Health Ministers Conference. Senior Ministry officials led by permanent secretaries have held various leadership roles in ECSA’s expert committees and played their part in ensuring the organization remains relevant, focused and responsive to the needs for the member countries.

2.0 Overview of key indicators
 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC

 

 

 

Indicator

Value

Year

Sources

Total Population

1,286,970

2015

Population Estimates and Projections report

GDP Growth rate

1.7

2015

World Bank

Population dependency ratio (<16 and over 65 yrs)

69

2015

World Bank

Life expectancy at birth  (M/F)

48

2016

WHO

Annual Growth rate (%)

1.5

2015

Population Estimates and Projections report

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

 

 

 

Infant mortality rate  per 1000 LB

50

2014

MICS 2014

Maternal Mortality Ratio per 100 000 LB

593

2014

MDG Report

Under 5 mortality rate

67

2014

MICS 2014

Births attended by skilled health personnel

88.3

2014

MICS 2014

Contraceptive prevalence

66.1

2014

MICS 2014

Full immunization coverage

88

2014

Immunization Survey

ANC coverage

98.5

2014

MICS 2014

Unmet need for FP

15.2

2014

MICS 2014

Total fertility rate

3.3

2014

MICS 2014

HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

 

 

 

Adult (15-49) HIV prevalence

28

2015

Swaziland HIV Estimates and Projections report

HIV incidence (15-49)

2

2015

Swaziland HIV Estimates and Projections report

Condom use at last high risk sexual encounter

81.9

2010

Swaziland Demographic and Health Survey

PMTC coverage

95

2014

MICS 2014

Mother-To-Child Transmission rate

4

2015

PMTCT impact Evaluation Report

TB prevalence per 100 000 population

945

2013

WHO estimates

TB treatment success rate (%)

81

2015

National TB Control Programme report

Malaria Incidence

36.5

2014

Malaria Control Programme report

HEALTH SYSTEMS

 

 

 

General government expenditure on health as % of GDP

5.9

2016

WHO

No. of doctors per 10 000 population

1.6

2016

WHO

No. of nurses per 10 000 population

63.1

2016

WHO

Client Satisfaction rate (%)

47

2015

Swaziland Client Satisfaction Survey report

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