Perspectives of Prominent UN Officials on the Annual EPI Meeting Held in Eritrea

Eritrea has high performance on immunization coverage and well-developed chain of vaccine management systems. These are best practices that other countries can learn from. BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | ERITREA PROFILE Immunization prevents illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases. As Africa made improvements regarding immunization, Eritrea has been applauded for its effective 95% immunization coverage […]

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Annual EPI Managers Meeting Opened in Asmara

“Eritrea’s expanded program on Immunization is already a robust one and among the best in the region” – Ms. Susan Ngongi, UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative to Eritrea. BY SHABAIT A three-day annual conference of East and Southern African countries EPI (Expanded Program for Immunization) Managers opened today, 18 March at Asmara Palace Hotel. The […]

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Eritrea’s Finest Immunization Investment Aiding Generations

Eritrea’s success and progress in immunization (99%), vaccination, and malaria control are dramatic and second to none when compared with other African nations. BY SEMIR SEID | SHABAIT Vaccination or immunization programs aim to keep a healthy person healthy. The government of Eritrea has been committed to such programs and considers health care as an […]

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Eritrea Wins Award for Immunization Program

By SHABAIT, Eritrea has received an award for outstanding achievement in the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). The award was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Eritrea was nominated for the award at the conference held in the first week of September in Entebbe, Uganda, in which 22 […]

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Eritrea Introduced Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

By WHO, Eritrea launched the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-13) in to routine immunization program. The event which took place at Villagio Community Hospital was attended by officials of MOH, UN, Health Workers, Journalists and the General Public. Pneumococcal disease is one of the leading vaccine-preventable killers of young children world wide. It killed […]

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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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Eritrea Trounces Australia in immunization

By Rachel Browne, A global report into the health and welfare of the world’s children has found Australian immunisation rates are lower than those of many developing countries, including Eritrea, Rwanda and Bangladesh. Disability is the focus of UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2013 report, which examines a broad range of areas such as health, […]

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