The MTN Foundation recognizes the pivotal role played by the health sector to ensure healthy smiles that lead to healthy bodies and healthy minds. MTN Eswatini has collaborated with the Government’s Ministry of Health as well as the Rotary’s Dental Health Project to provide oral health services to ensure that they make customers’ smiles a whole lot brighter.
The MTN Cataract Project is aimed at providing free cataract identification, screening, diagnostic and cataract surgery/removal services to all Swatis. It is championed under the auspices of the Ministry of Health. Since project inception in 2009, the project has benefitted and restored the vision of over 7 000 patients to date, a majority of which are the elderly.
The MTN Foundation has been an integral part of ensuring a healthy environment and easy access to health facilities within local communities through the construction of the ICU at the Mbabane Government Hospital and renovating the maternity ward.
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Justice & Constitutional Affairs Building
P.O. Box 5
Telephone Number: (268) 2404 5514 / 2404 2431
Fax Number: (268) 2404 74 20
Offices are in Mbabane, NERCHA building.
Portion 738, Farm 2, Emajika Road
Contact details: 2406 5000/ 2406 5151
P. O. Box 7967, Mbabane Eswatini
Prior to and after the surgery: “My eyesight was poor, I could not see as far as my gate, I would see four people yet it was one person. I could not even read my bible; I could not help my grandchildren with their homework as they stay with me. After the surgery, I removed the eye cap and everything was clear and bright again. When my husband came to see me at the hospital, I was able to see that he had grown grey hairs, even the nurses laughed when I said he has grown old. He joked and said they should reverse the cataract as I would reject him now that I can see he has aged." Experience with clear eyesight: "When I arrived home, I found the house dirty both inside and outside. I then started cleaning the house, even my children told me they can see a vast difference, I’m able to read the bible, I can now text on WhatsApp. All this without the aid of eyeglasses." Gratitude for the assistance: "I'm appreciative of the assistance I received, I didn’t want to be a burden in my old age due to blindness. Thank you to MTN for affording me the assistance, it goes further, through MTN we can make calls wherever you are. Using the MTN network was not in vain, I have received assistance through their CSR programme. Today I have my vision back, I’m able to cook, and I practice good hygiene now.”