The Swaziland Nazarene Health Institution has clinics, which emerged from the missionaries who came with a triangle approach treating patients, preaching the gospel and educating people. The first clinics that started rendering services at a small scale were Pigg’s Peak in 1933, Siteki in 1936 and Endzingeni in 1940. The services were rendered only to people that were staying around the Mission such as Missionaries, Pastors and Teachers. Later there was a felt need to extend the services to the Swazi Community outside the mission stations.
Mliba clinic was built out of stones and became the first rural clinic in 1943 to serve the community due to an outbreak of malaria. Presently there are seventeen clinics operating in the four regions of the country and one stand alone VCT clinic at Shewula clinic. This SNHI arm serves a total population of approximately 301,248 people within its catchment areas. The institution is guided by its vision that seeks to ensure that services offered are of high quality, accessible, affordable and equitable to all clients in the communities. Swaziland Nazarene Community Health Services endeavours to provide comprehensive and high quality, preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative vhealth services to individuals, families/groups and communities through utilisation of the
Primary Health Care (PHC) approach grounded in the philosophy of the Ministry of Health. The services rendered by the clinics form an integral part of the National Health Care System.
Nazarene Community Health Services overall goal is to provide quality promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services to clients, families and the community. Community participation is encouraged for members to own their health.
• Health Promotion
• Antenatal Care including Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT)
• Family Planning (FP)
• Growth Monitoring of under five children
• Health Provider Initiated Counselling and Testing (HTC)
• Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT)