Eritrea – Health and Health Care: Leave No One Behind

The overall goal for the health system in Eritrea as articulated in the Health Sector Strategic Development Plan (2013-2016) is the improvement of health status, general wellbeing, longevity and economic productivity for all Eritreans. By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD), In 1946, the right to health was first articulated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution, stating […]

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Eritrea and Ethiopia: The Abyss and the Seemingly Glowing Star

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, Already for more than a decade, Eritrea has carried itself as a proud nation. Among others, against TPLF fabrications it has stood on its feet and under sanctions. International aid and trade could not mediate its opening up to international investors. Eritrean leaders claim from time to time that has been the […]

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Eritrea Health MDG Report (Abridged Version)

By UNDP, Eritrea has a positive and unique story to tell about health related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Eritrea was one of the few countries expected to achieve the MDGs in health. As expected, Eritrea has now achieved all the three health MDGs namely MDG-4, reduce child mortality, MDG-5 improve maternal health and MDG-6 combat HIV/AIDS, […]

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UN General Assembly Side Event on “Innovations Driving Health MDGs in Eritrea” to be Held

By UN Country Team (Eritrea), A SIDE event on thd “Innovations Driving Health MDGs in Eritrea” will be jointly organized by the Government of Eritrea and the UN Country Team on the margins of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on 26th September at UN Conference Room #5, UN Main Secretariat. The Eritrean Population […]

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World Health Assembly Elects Eritrea as Member of the WHO Executive Board

Eritrea designates Dr. Berhane Ghebretinsae Ghilagaber, Director General of the Department of Health Services at the Ministry of Health, as its representative on the Board from 2014 – 2017 By Shabait, ERITREA has been elected as a 3-year member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) at the 67th International Conference conducted […]

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Eritrea – Immunization, Vaccination, and Malaria Control: Past, Present, and Future

By FikreJesus Amahazion, In recent times, the international community has made great strides in combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, preventable diseases, and other public health issues. For example, the global focus on immunization has seen full coverage increase from around 5% in the 1970s to 83% today [i]; international funding commitments have witnessed a dramatic scale up of […]

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