Tag Archives: Child Mortality

Continued Fight Against Maternal and Child Mortality Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

“They prefer to deliver at homes and they only visit the health institutions when things get complicated, sometimes this costs them their lives”

BY UNFPA ERITREA

N epalese medical doctor Dr. Sailesh Rajbanshi is an obstetrician and gynecologist who has over 10 years of experience in Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, and now in Eritrea since December 2019. Continue reading Continued Fight Against Maternal and Child Mortality Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

UNFPA Strengthening Partnerships in Eritrea to Sustain Development Gains

“The development gains Eritrea has made on many social indicators in recent decades was impressive and a good example to the rest of the world” – Dereje Wordofa, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director. (Photo credit: @RamizAlakbarov)

BY ABRAHAM GELAW | UNFPA

The strengthening of partnerships to sustain development gains in Eritrea was the focus of a mission led by the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director (Programme), Dereje Wordofa and sister UN agencies. Continue reading UNFPA Strengthening Partnerships in Eritrea to Sustain Development Gains

Child Mortality: Great Progress, Yet Much Left to Be Done

New UN child mortality estimates highlight substantial progress since 1990, but also stresses the need to accelerate progress to meet the SDG target 3.2 to end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age by 2030. Eritrea made substantial progress in improving child mortality and survival

BY FIKREJESUS AMHAZION (PH.D)

Last week, the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), which includes members from UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group, and the United Nations Population Division, released an important new study on levels and trends in child mortality around the world. Continue reading Child Mortality: Great Progress, Yet Much Left to Be Done

Eritrea’s Decentralized Development Methodology Could be Example in Africa: UNDP

“If Eritrea has done so well in areas that tend to be problematic in other parts of Africa, it is very important that its methodologies, experiences, and stories are shared with other countries” – Ms. Susan Namondo Ngongi, UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Eritrea.

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE

It has been almost nine months since Ms. Susan Namondo Ngongi has took up the office of UN Resident Coordinator, UN Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Eritrea.

Eritrea Profile welcomes the UNDP Resident Representative taking excerpts from an interview Ms. Susan had with ERI-TV’s show ‘Open Mic’. In the interview, Ms. Susan, talked about her impressions and thoughts on Eritrea as well as the collaborations extended between the Government of Eritrea and the UNDP. Continue reading Eritrea’s Decentralized Development Methodology Could be Example in Africa: UNDP

UN Agencies Supporting Eritrea on Sustainable Development Path

OCHA Operations Director John Ging said helping Eritrea to confront food insecurity and infant mortality challenges is the goal of the latest five-year plan between the UN and the government.

BY UN MULTIMEDIA

Helping Eritrea to confront challenges such as food insecurity and infant mortality is the goal of the latest five-year plan between the UN and the government.

The Horn of Africa country ranks at number 179 out of 188 nations on the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Index, which measures indicators such as life expectancy and education levels. Continue reading UN Agencies Supporting Eritrea on Sustainable Development Path

Senior UN Official Draws Attention to Importance of Increasing Engagement with Eritrea

OCHA’s Director of Operations, John Ging, called on the international community to increase the engagement with Eritrea and support funding for the Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) for 2017-2021 that requires US$329 million over five years.

BY UN OCHA

Speaking to media in New York following a three-day mission to Eritrea the Director of Operations for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, today highlighted the important progress that has been made in Eritrea over the last several years. Continue reading Senior UN Official Draws Attention to Importance of Increasing Engagement with Eritrea

‘A Child has the Right to be Healthy too …’

Eritrea has been successful in meeting the Millennium Development Goals in terms of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. Nevertheless, much work remains to be done specifically infant maternal health and awareness of risks of using traditional treatments.

BY SHABAIT

A child requires the same rights as an adult; many don’t understand”, says Dr. Samson Abbay, a specialist in paediatrics at the Mendefera Referral Hospital. The passionate medical doctor explained how child health remains a challenge in Eritrea and especially in remote areas. Continue reading ‘A Child has the Right to be Healthy too …’

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.

The Secrets behind Eritrea’s health sector success: Investment in human capital, a strong Government commitment, with the ability to motivate and mobilize people behind a set of goals.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

In 1946, the right to health was first articulated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution, stating that, “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.”

Shortly thereafter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by UN General Assembly Resolution 217A (III) of 10th December 1948, outlined that everyone has the right to health, including health care. Continue reading Eritrea – Health and Health Care: Leave No One Behind