Good Shepherd Hospital is a 201-bed rural hospital run by the Catholic Diocese in partnership with the Eswatini Government. We are the sole hospital responsible for providing health care to around 210,000 people, predominantly from the rural community in the Lubombo Region.
We are at the forefront of operational research and development in Eswatini, working closely with the Ministry of Health to deliver HIV and TB services within the country, and contributing to the Lubombo Health Research Unit. Through this programme of research, we have been pivotal in the country’s decentralisation of HIV and TB services.
In addition, service improvement such as routine screening for TB in HIV populations, isoniazid prophylaxis therapy for at-risk groups, and the use of community peer educators (or Basiti) have been introduced nationally from research conducted at GSH.
Our most recent research focuses on piloting a new model for diagnosing and treating depression in those living with HIV/AIDS in Lubombo.
Our completed COMDIS-HSD projects are:
- Approaches to increase TB and HIV case-finding in Swaziland
- Developing a decentralised model for non-communicable diseases (NCD) service delivery in Lubombo region in Swaziland
- Developing a new service delivery model for male circumcision services in Swaziland
- Establishing a service delivery model of mulit-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) diagnosis, treatment and care in Swaziland
Visit our projects for the most up-to-date findings in these studies.