Swaziland Comprehensive Drought Health and Nutrition Assessment Report - March 2016



The Government of Swaziland declared a national drought disaster on 18th February 2016. The health and nutrition cluster under the Ministry of Health in collaboration with stakeholders such as the Swaziland National Nutrition Council (SNNC), the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), civil society and UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF , UNFPA and WFP) conducted a joint rapid health and nutrition assessment in March 2016. The purpose of the assessment was to assess the nutrition and health situations and the capacity of the health system to respond to nutrition and health emergencies. The joint assessment had three components: health facility assessment, community focus group discussions and nutrition rapid SMART survey.