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Eswatini Holds an Inaugural Virtual National Health Research Conference

Speakers and presenters highlighted how research and innovation has helped scientist to deliver rapid diagnostics for use in community settings

The Kingdom of Eswatini successfully hosted an inaugural virtual national health research conference from 26 to 27 August 2021. The conference was held under the theme “COVID-19, an emergency and evolving Global Public Health threat; the Role of Research”. It was organised by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with Ministry of Information,…

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Giving 110%: Eswatini’s early rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

Eswatini received its first batch of 32 000 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines in late March

“I didn’t think that I could get COVID out here in my village,” says Linda Simelane at her home in Sibebe in rural Eswatini. “I stay away from people, I stay alone, but it happened that I started getting flu symptoms.”  At the peak of Africa’s first wave of infections…