Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Namibia |

The Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) builds capacity of 12 member states to improve antimicrobial resistance surveillance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi

The Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), WHO Geneva in collaboration with WHO Namibia and the Ministry of Health and Social Services conducted a training on Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Use surveillance system (GLASS) and WHONET tool in Windhoek, for 12 selected member states. The training aimed to build capacity…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

"Closing the care gap - the role of families" in Breast Cancer battle

The PS outlined that families can foster an inclusive natural environment where individuals feel safe to express their needs

The Ministry of Health, Cancer Unit has recorded 577 cases of cancer between January 2023 and June 2023, 33 of which are cancers of the breast. While many cancer patients in middle-income countries succumb to the disease, 50-year-old Fikile Hlatjwayo is lucky to have survived the deadly disease. Hlatjwayo was…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Launch of the African Union Election Observation Mission to the 29 September 2023 General Elections in the Kingdom of Eswatini

The Mission is supported by a team of experts from the AUC and Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)

The African Union Commission (AUC) announces the launch of the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the 29 September 2023 General Elections in the Kingdom of Eswatini. The short-term election observation mission comprises forty (40) observers drawn from various AU Member States including members of Permanent Representatives Committee to…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

In the Kingdom of Eswatini, The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) concludes an evaluation of the national food control system

FAO and the Kingdom of Eswatini have a long-standing history of working together since 1971 when the country joined the Organization

On Friday, 22nd September 2023, FAO will conclude a nine-month assessment of Eswatini’s food control system with a final workshop in Manzini where high-level executives are expected to endorse the recommendations of the final report and commit to implementing its strategic plan. The assessment is part of "Strengthening of Capacities and…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Eswatini |

Eswatini achieves the 95-95-95 Human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) treatment target - a decade ahead of 2030 goal

Among the key milestones that WHO supported in the Eswatini HIV response is the establishment of the antiretroviral therapy (ART) program in 2003 to improve access to treatment and care services

The Kingdom of Eswatini has made major strides in the HIV response with the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Eswatini, being the first African country to achieve and surpass the 95-95-95 global HIV treatment targets in 2020, has 94% of adults (15 years and older)…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates leaders congratulate King of Eswatini on National Day

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court also sent similar messages to King Mswati III and the country's Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini on the occasion

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to King Mswati III of Eswatini, on the occasion of his country's National Day, which is observed on 6th September. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of…

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Source: Coca-Cola |

Coca-Cola Africa welcomes new Vice President of Operations in South Africa

Vieira's mission is to hone the company's strategic direction, grow and develop the business, strengthen partnerships, and build new relationships across South Africa, Eswatini, and Lesotho

Coca-Cola Africa has welcomed Sergio Vieira as the new Vice President of Franchise Operations, South Africa. Vieira joins the Coca-Cola Africa Operating Unit (AOU) ( in Johannesburg. Vieira replaces Phillipine Mtikitiki, who has taken on the role of Vice President of Franchise Operations, overseeing Italy and Albania. Vieira's mission is…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Efficient State-Owned Enterprises Will Boost Eswatini’s Economic Growth

Eswatini's economy has faced low growth, high fiscal deficits, and unprofitable SOEs in the past few years

Restructuring key State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Eswatini will create new opportunities for the private sector and accelerate economic growth, says a World Bank report released today. Making SOEs more efficient will reduce their reliance on public funding and boost private sector-led growth, which is much needed to absorb the growing…

Source: UN News |

Real influencers: Faith leaders find ‘hidden’ children living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Every hour, 11 children die of AIDS, so finding them and offering treatment is as critical as ever

To find “hidden” children living with HIV around the world, you need to find their mothers. To do so, innovative projects in Africa are entering places of worship and finding thousands who are now receiving life-saving treatment. Every hour, 11 children die of AIDS, so finding them and offering treatment…

Source: Government of Lesotho |

Lesotho Assumes Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Chairmanship

Dr Matlanyane said this is an opportunity for the country to contribute towards SACU development, adding that this will benefit not only Basotho but also citizens of SACU members

Lesotho assumed the chairmanship of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) on July 15, 2023, the position she took over from Eswatini. This was revealed at Thursday’s Press coverage held at the State House in Maseru. Speaking at the event, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Dr Retšelisitsoe Matlanyane…