International Day of the Sick

by Musa Dlamini

The International Day of the Sick is celebrated on the 11th of February annually, this year the day fell on a Sunday and it was celebrated at St Peter and Paul Parish at Kwaluseni, Matsapha Swaziland.

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in collaboration with St Peter and Paul organised the wonderful event which was honoured by the Honorable Minister of Health Senator Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, WHO Representative Dr. Tigest, the local member of parliament honorable Mr. Mkhosi Dlamini, senior Government officials amongst others.

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Health and education

By Machawe Ngcamphalala


The Diocese of Taichung, every year sends a team of 32 people which consist of Catholic medical students and qualified Doctors. They conduct free clinics at different communities where Caritas is operating and also donate clothing to those in need. Last year (2015), the team gave free medical services to more than 600 people in Sitsatsaweni NCP, community members at Ndzingeni Nazarene Schools as well as community members in surrounding areas.

The children and few community members were given treatments for different diseases such as skin diseases, HIV testing, ear and eye problems, stomach-ache and headache. Elderly people were treated for back pains, blood pressure, ear and eye problems as well as knee problems.

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Swaziland launches World Aids Day at Hope House

Minister of Health (with a red head Scarf) with Hope House clients

By Machawe Ngcamphalala

The Catholic Church applauded for supporting government in the health sector


The Ministry of Health and the National Emergency Response Council on HIV and AIDS recognized the relentless efforts of the Caritas Swaziland Palliative Care Centre – Hope House, by hosting the launch of Swaziland’s 2017 World AIDS Day Campaign, at the centre.

The campaign whose climax will be the national celebrations on December 01, 2017, was tagged “ENDING AIDS TOGETHER”. The launch was held October 30, 2017 Read more