Eswatini

Information for Patients 
Eswatini has hospitals, clinics and pharmacies available in all major towns. Primary healthcare is relatively free in Eswatini but its poor quality doesn't meet the needs of the people. Swazis have access to government-subsidized health services yet most people still need to pay out-of-pocket for these services. As much as 41.7 percent of citizens opt to pay for private healthcare instead. Private medical practitioners, which are also regulated by the government, provide a higher standard of healthcare services than the public ones. There are a total of 6 government hospitals, 2 mission hospitals and 5 health centers as well as over 100 private health clinics and hospitals. Overall, the Eswatini healthcare system and general health indicators are considered low.


Information for Health Care Professionals 
Healthcare Professionals who wish to work in Eswatini must have certain required credentials verified through Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials prior to submitting their applications to the Eswatini Medical and Dental Council.


Information for Travelers 
Travelers are able to use the public and private facilities, but immediate payment is often required. Thus, travelers should purchase international health insurance that will reimburse these costs before arriving in Eswatini. In addition, one can expect overcrowding, long lines, short consultation times, and outdated infrastructure and equipment. Furthermore, it is highly recommended that travelers choose an insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation and transportation costs. Some vaccinations are recommended based on the season and current epidemiologic situation.

Ministry of Health: http://www.gov.sz/index.php/ministries-departments/ministry-of-health


 

 

References:
http://www.gov.sz/index.php/component/content/article/101-health/services/565--healthcare-services
https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/africa/eswatini/health/
https://www.pacificprime.com/country/africa/swaziland-health-insurance/
https://www.ecfmgepic.org/instructions-eswatini.html
http://www.gov.sz/index.php/services-sp-22242747/visa