Mankayane Government Hospital

District General Hospital | Swaziland

Hospital description

There are a total of seven government hospitals and very few trained health providers. With no medical schools in Swaziland, all physicians are foreign-trained and very few are of Swazi origin. There is an average of one doctor per 30,000 people. In order to serve a population of nearly one million, nurse practitioners and foreign medical volunteers are used to staff the 134 clinics throughout the country. The government, missions and private services provide health services. The Swazi government subsidizes many non-government health providers, such as Good Shepherd Hospital.

Mankayane Government Hospital is the main government aided medical service provider in Swaziland. As a government funded hospital it is focused on providing medical services to those in the in Manzini region and more serious cases transferred from the regional health clinics.

In the last year the hospital has experience many problems including electricity shortages, water shortages and waste disposal problems. The hospital acts as a central point of contact for the Family Centered HIV Services in the area.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English, Swazi or Swati spoken by many patients
Funding Status Public


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