Public Health

About

The Ezulwini Town Council through its Public Health and Environment Department is responsible for protecting and improving the quality of life of the public and the community by continuously improving the quality of the environment in which they live in. This includes amongst others: public health protection, waste management, nuisance abatement, and food safety management and pollution prevention.

The department is tasked with ensuring that all the human lives in harmony with the surrounding environment this is attained through ensuring that the residents and other stakeholders in Ezulwini comply with all Environment and Public Health legislation.

Public Health aims to improve the quality of life in Ezulwini community through prevention and treatment of diseases, including mental health. this is done through the surveillance of cases and health indicators, and through promotion of healthy behaviours

WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN

The office was able to finish the drafting of waste management plan and environmental management action plan for Ezulwini town council. SHERQ Professionals assisted the Municipality in drafting the documents which were then submitted to the Swaziland Environment Authority for their input and approval.  SEA approved the documents and the Municipality will adopt and implement both plans and implement them in the year 2017/2018.

The WMP and EMP will assist the Public Health and Environment Department in implementing its objectives of conserving the environment and managing waste in the urban area.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

The Office manages residential and commercial waste. Residential waste is mainly collected from the homesteads while commercial waste is collected from hotels, Offices and the major commercial centres which are the Gables and the Corner Plaza. Waste generated in Ezulwini is disposed off- at the Matsapha Town Council landfill since the Town does not have its own disposal area. Not having such a site becomes a challenge for the Municipality as the town is developing and the population coming to Ezulwini has increased significantly. The landfill in Matsapha is heavily loaded and running out of space to accommodate waste generated in Matsapha.

The office can highlight that the rate for disposing off- waste has increased in the due to the shortage of space in the landfill. This has caused the Municipality to increase its rate for commercial waste disposal. Ezulwini is also a fast developing town with a lot construction going on, this has also caused a significant increase in the amount of waste disposed-off.

Services


DOG VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

In order to prevent the transmission of the zoonotic diseases rabies the Municipality together with the Ministry of Agriculture's Veterinary department hosted a vaccination campaign for domestic pets in October 2017. Residents from various places in town brought their cats and dogs for vaccination.

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FOOD SAFETY IN EZULWINI

Food Handlers Safety and Hygiene Seminar

The Municipality hosted a Food Safety and Hygiene seminar on 27th
February 2018 at the SWSC Auditorium.  The seminar had a good attendance as compared to the previous years.

Plans

Goals

Ensures every development in Matsapha complies with Matsapha Town Council development code which is the Town Planning scheme, Building act of 1968 and the Building Standards and regulations of 1968.

Objectives
  • Support for all HIV/AIDS programs in the urban area
  • Education and outreaches on HIV/AIDS
  • Social services support through sports as well as community dialogues


The Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on Aids at the Local Level (AMICAALL) is a unit primarily to respond to the HIV/AIDS agenda.Its mandate is to build the capacity of urban communities and assist the local government to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through facilitating prevention and impact mitigation (treatment, care and support) programs, and by making continuous improvements in response management. These interventions are implemented through a series of programs which are linked to the community needs.The programs are targeted at the community as a whole and is achieved through community dialogues on issues across the spectrum. AMICAALL advocates for multi-sectoral community involvement and action on local issues, and promote social and behaviour change by informing and educating our key target groups through creative events and activities.

Clean Up Activities


The country through His Majesty King Mswati III was the chairperson of Southern African DevelopmentnCommunity (SADC); and therefore the country hosted various leaders from then southern Africa. Ezulwini was privileged with accommodating all the head ofnstate during the Summit. The Municipality ensured that the Town and surroundings were kept clean for its visitors.

The Municipality, assisted Nshakabili community and Mvutjini Parish Youth by providing refuse bags and a skip bin for disposing-off the waste collected during the clean-up campaign which was scheduled for July 2017, in preparation for the SADC summit.

July 2017 |Mvutjini Clean-up campaign

OUR ACHIVEMENTS

55%

Brush Cutting

45%

Complains

77%

Waste management

82%

Food Health and Environmental Safety