Swaziland Health Research - SHR Conference 2014

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Days Hours
 Mon - Frid  08:00 - 16:45
 Lunch Time  13:00 - 14:00
* We shall observe all holidays as stipulated by the Government of Swaziland

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Conference Intro

Conference Intro

The 2014 conference will feature a variety of session types from plenary and bridging sessions, abstract-driven presentations to symposia all geared toward meeting the needs of various conference delegates. Other related activities, including exhibitions and affiliated events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.


To mobilise and motivate national leadership, at all levels, and partners to prioritize investing in heath for development.


"Investing in Health for Development" Sub-Themes
  • Efficient use of resources for health
  • Improving health outcomes/Universal Health access
  • Health, Equity and Development from a human rights perspective

Objectives & Conference Participants

Section of the participants
  • To bring together scientific experts, policy leaders, health programmers and economists to interrogate existing evidence and experiences on investment in health and development;
  • To present the most recent research and best practices on health efficiency models in addressing the health burden of diseases;
  • To enhance scientific and strategic collaborations for resource mobilization towards sustainable health financing;
  • To enhance scientific and strategic collaborations for resource mobilization towards sustainable health financing;
  • To promote effective action through leadership and shared responsibility at all levels of all sectors (government, private, civil society) to invest in health and achieve vision 2022
  • To promote accountability among all stakeholders in equitable financing and health investment for sustainable development.

Conference Participants:
  • Delegates attended this year's event. These comprised of policy makers, health care professionals, researchers both from within and outside Swaziland.

Conference Organisation

A section of the Conference Organizers
1. The Best Oral Presentation Award:
  • Chairperson: Principal Secretary Ministry of Health
  • Co-chairs: Two individuals –from amongst the health sector. This is meant to demonstrate the Government's commitment to working closely with implementing partners.
  • Organizing Committees: The chairs of the following committees form the organising committee
  • Co-ordinator: To co-ordinate the conference and liaise between the Ministry of Health, Organizing Committee and researchers at large.Three (persons) will play this role and one will be the lead coordinator.
  • Secretariat: This committee was responsible for overall administration, printing, communication and media relations. A person with communication specialization was a member.
  • Thematic: This committee was responsible for analyzing trends and major health issues in the country and how these relate to regional and global concerns in line with the conference theme. Based on this analysis, they have put together the conference tracks, oversee abstract review and selection. This committee periodically met with the scheduling committee to harmonise the conference program.
  • Fundraising: Marshaled financial resources required to make the conference a success.
  • Logistics: Responsible for the venue, transportation, protocol, accommodation.
  • Scheduling committee: Worked closely with the track and thematic committee, this group developed the conference programme, presided over the official opening and deliberated on keynote speakers.

Format & Content of the conference

Format & Content of the conference included the following
  • Abstract driven oral & poster presentations
  • Symposia and bridging plenary sessions
  • Workshops & Satellite meetings
  • Exhibitions

Documenting conference proceedings
  • Report compilation and video recording

Swaziland Research Conference: Awards 2014

SHR Award Winners 2014
1. The Best Oral Presentation Award:
  • Mobilization and Best Utilization of Resources – Nozipho Nzuza
  • Improving Health Outcomes – Sakhile Masuku
  • Universal Health coverage – Tanele Ndlovukazi
  • Health, Equity and Development – Sibongile Mabuza

2. The Best Poster Presentation:
  • Mobilization and best Utilization of Resources - Caroline Middlecote
  • Improving Health Outcomes - Albert Shivhemba
  • Universal Health Care Coverage - Patricia Carmichael
  • Health Equity and Development - Elizabeth Maziya

3. Overall winners:
  • Best overall (Oral) - Sakhile Masuku
  • Best Overall (Poster Presentation) - Patricia Carmichael

Conference Delegates 2014

Swaziland Research Conference: QUOTABLE QUOTES

  • "Which way Africa which way" , Prince Tshekedi

  • "People are living longer now, there is hope", Dr. David Okello

  • "ATM", Aids, Tuberculosis & Malaria

  • "A healthy Nation is a Wealthy Nation", Dr. Simon Zwane

  • "When a Virus (HIV) TB can work together, then why can't we", Dr. Michelle Sedibe

  • 'No plan is perfect and you cannot anticipate every pitfall, you cannot be procrastinating 'go ahead and be bold, start somewhere', Dr Thulare

  • "Because of lots of confusion we need to have more knowledge of care", Dr Kelvin Magadzanga

  • "Tap turners or floor moppers", Dr Kelvin Magadzanga

  • 'We can learn from others but we cannot copy and paste from others', Dr Kaluwa


Physical Address: Christian University Building, Office #, Mbabane, Swaziland

Postal Address: P.O Box 5 Mbabane, Swaziland

Phone: 2404 4905

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