Primary health care in Swaziland: is it working?

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  • Nonhlanhla A. Sukati RN CM MA

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    1. Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme, Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing, Swaziland Institute of Health Sciences, Mbabane, Swaziland, and Doctoral Student, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA
      Nonhlanhla A. Sukati, Swaziland Institute of Health Sciences, P0 Box 369, Mbabane, Swaziland.
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Nonhlanhla A. Sukati, Swaziland Institute of Health Sciences, P0 Box 369, Mbabane, Swaziland.

Abstract

A historical picture of health services in Swaziland and an analysis of primary health care services from 1983 to 1995 are presented. The paper gives background information on health and health services, including education and training of health workers and health status indicators. Evaluations of the primary health care strategy since its inception in 1983 are discussed. Successes are identified and areas where improvement is needed to achieve the WHO goal of‘Health For All’are suggested.

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