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PRIME MINISTER: Eswatini committed to attaining Universal Health Coverage(UHC).

Wednesday, 14th September, 2022

MBABANE: Prime Minister Cleopas Sipho Dlamini says eSwatini is committed in attaining the Universal Health Coverage(UHC).

The Head of Government who was represented by Deputy Prime Minister Senator Themba Masuku was speaking during the official opening of the 15th Biennial East, Central and Southern Africa College of Nursing (ECSACON) Scientific Conference and 7th Quadrennial General Assembly at eSibayeni Lodge on Tuesday.

“The Kingdom of Eswatini, just like other countries in the ECSA region, is committed to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC). In this regard, we are cognizant that you, as nurses and midwives, are essential to achieving (UHC) through Primary Health Care.The change in disease burdens and emerging new diseases, such as COVID-19, has highlighted the need to strengthen how healthcare is delivered in the ECSA region and the world at large. This also challenges the nursing and midwifery professions to embrace science and innovation as they constantly search for solutions for the new and complex challenges they face in the production of Nurses and Midwives (education), Leadership and Management, research as well as clinical practices,” said the Prime Minister as quoted by Government online platforms.

On another note, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization(WHO) Director eSwatini praised nurses, midwives and care workers for their commitment in the fight against COVID-19.

“I  commend all nurses and midwives in the ECSA, along with your health and care worker colleagues, for your steadfast commitment and courage during the COVID-19 pandemic. You are making a difference, the WHO Director as quoted by Government online platforms.

ECSASON President Keoagetse Kgwabi said ECSASON continues to improve the quality of health in communities through strengthening the capacity of nurses and midwives. 

“Nurses and midwives make a contribution to all components of primary healthcare,” said the ESCASON Director.

 PRIME MINISTER: Eswatini committed to attaining Universal Health Coverage(UHC).
Chief Nursing Officer Dr Glory Msibi and UNESWA Lecturer Dr Ruth Mkhonta (also ECSASON Research Chair) lead the Eswatini procession during the official opening of the 15th Biennial ECSASON Scientific Conference and 7th Quadrennial General Assembly(pic: Gov).