TB Prevalence in Eritrea Less Compared to other Countries: WHO

“The low prevalence rate of HIV in the country is a plus for Eritrea as the country has reduced the prevalence by more than 60% compared to 1990 levels, thus reaching the MDG target” – Dr. Luis G. Sambo, WHO Regional Director for Africa By UN Eritrea, WORLD TB DAY was commemorated with enthusiasm in Asmara, the capital city of […]

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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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HIV/AIDS in Eritrea: Some Insight on Progress and Continued Challenges

By Fikrejesus Amahazion, According to UNAIDS, East and Southern Africa remain the areas most heavily affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with 10 countries in the region accounting for 34% of the world’s HIV/AIDS cases.[1] However, amidst these stark figures and though HIV/AIDS remains one of Africa’s most significant public health challenges,[2] significant progress has been made. For […]

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African Union AIDS Summit is a ‘Talk Shop’

Conferences of this kind, with grandly-worded commitments, usually accomplish little. By Azad Essa (Al Jazeera), Dubbed a “special summit” on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the summit has brought together African leaders in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to discuss progress in alleviating the threats posed by the three diseases. And yet a trip to #Abuja+12 to […]

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Exploring Eritrea’s Health Success Stories

By Seare Habtemicheal, The state of Eritrea, in the past couple of decades, has registered a remarkable success in the improvement of the people’s health status through its famous Health-for-all policy. In just few independence years, the government has made an intensive effort in providing quality and accessible health care system and made a commendable achievement […]

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Eritrea on Track Achieving Six out of Eight Millennium Development Goals

By Madote.com, Eritrea is on pace to achieve six of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target date of 2015, according to the London-based think tank, Africa Research Institute[1] and the United Nations Development Programme.[2] The six MDGs Eritrea is on track in achieving are from MDG 2-to-7 that are Universal Primary Education, Gender Equality and […]

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Eritrea: Africa’s Economic Success Story

If a contrast is needed to be drawn between political freedom and economic independence in Eritrea, which one do you think should come first?  By Daniela Kirkby, Despite the Eritrean government’s indifference to the political wellbeing of its people  – in terms of democracy, the philosophy regarding the economic liberation of  Eritrea is noteworthy. The government’s perceived grasp on the “existing realities” […]

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