Eritrea production of fruits and vegetables

Eritrea: Food for Today and the Future

On 16 October, World Food Day was observed in countries across the globe, including Eritrea. Among the most celebrated days on the international calendar, WFD is all about “promoting worldwide awareness of hunger and mobilizing global action for the future of food, people, and the planet.” In accordance with the underlying goals and general significance […]

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Eritrea Childhood Vaccines

Eritrea: Childhood Vaccines to Promote Child Health

At present, Eritrea administers 14 vaccines (which protect against numerous diseases) to young children and routine coverage rates are hovering in the high 90s. The country also boasts a 99% coverage rate for measles and polio immunizations. Last week, standing upon the tarmac at Asmara International Airport, Mr. Tedros Yehdego, EPI manager and a director […]

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Highlighting Recent Eritrea – Kenya Engagement

Eritrea continues to establish and deepen ties with a growing number of partners, large and small, both from within the region and across the world. BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (Ph.D.) Earlier this week, President Isaias Afwerki travelled to Kenya to meet with President William Ruto, following up on the latter’s visit to Eritrea late last year. […]

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The TPLF and Its “Commitment to Peace”

In keeping with its longstanding precedent, established over several decades, the TPLF has spent the last two years repeatedly rebuffing offers for peace and breaking ceasefires. BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION Events in the Tigray region of Ethiopia continue to rapidly develop. The TPLF, which started the current third round of military confrontations, continues to face a […]

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Important, Yet Overlooked: Maternity Waiting Homes in Eritrea

Maternity Waiting Homes are residential facilities where women living remotely stays before giving birth at health facilities. BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (Ph.D) | SHABAIT Eritrea is one of the few countries that entered the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) period having achieved most of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to health. Since the […]

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Child Health and Survival: Lessons from Eritrea

The country has one of the lowest child mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa and is on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal on child mortality by 2030. BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development goal 3.2 targets a reduction in neonatal mortality to at least 12 per 1,000 live births and […]

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Eritrea’s Alleged Involvement in Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D.) Yesterday, Reuters reported that a US official and other diplomatic sources have backed accusations that Eritrean soldiers are fighting alongside Ethiopian troops to help Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s government in the operation against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

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