Quick Facts

  • Officially the Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Independence: 1966 (from UK)
  • Divided into four districts
  • Capital: Mbabane (66,000)
  • Population: 1,435,613
  • Official languages: English, Swati
  • Climate: temperate with rainy and dry seasons
  • Economy: based on agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing
  • Literacy rate: 87.5%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A monarchy
  • King Mswati III (since 1986)
  • Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini (since 2008)

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 389/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 52.57/1,000
  • Life expectancy: 51.05 years
  • Health expenditures: 8.4% GDP
  • Physicians density: 0.17/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 2.1/1,000
  • HIV/AID adult prevalence rate: 27.73%
  • Infectious disease risk: intermediate
  • Infectious diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, schistosomiasis
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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Field Stories

Here at the JAHJAHfoundation we wanted to do a little more than Mission Trips. We wanted to empower the individuals we met. Through Emergency Ultrasound we teach physicians in developing countries how to use the Ultrasound machine to make a difference in the lives of the patients they meet. We share ideas with our Jamaican […]


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