Tag Archives: Health Care

Provision of Health Care Services in Eritrea: Status of Maternal and Child Mortality Rate

Equitable health care structures, as well as a committed corps of health professionals, have allowed the country to register remarkable achievements in health care provision.

BY RUTH ABRAHA | SHABAIT

Right at the outset of independence, the Eritrean Government recognized health as one of the key human rights without which achieving sustainable development cannot materialize.

As such, it prioritized the provision of equitable health care along with other social services, and continuously invested in the field’s growth and improvement and sought out solid partnerships that would complement the country’s needs and work with the Ministry of Health to meet its strategic plans and priorities. Continue reading Provision of Health Care Services in Eritrea: Status of Maternal and Child Mortality Rate

Eritrea Launched Nationwide Meningitis Vaccination Campaign

Eritrea mobilized nationwide meningitis vaccination campaign for all citizens of age group 1 to 30 years; and, Vitamin-A supplementation for children aged 6 to 59 months. Spatial coverage of immunization for 10 diseases currently stands at 95%. Poliomyelitis/Tetanus practically eliminated.

BY SHABAIT

The National Meningitis Vaccination program and distribution of vitamin ‘A’ commenced today, 15 November in the presence of senior Government officials, representatives of UN offices in Eritrea and stakeholders. Continue reading Eritrea Launched Nationwide Meningitis Vaccination Campaign

Eritrea: Towards Total Eradication of Malaria Ahead of 2030

Currently, Malaria death incidence in Eritrea decreased by 90%. The country plan is to to control malaria by 2020, its pre-eradication by 2023, and eradication by 2030.

BY MAKDA SOLOMON | SHABAIT

Development of any nation is determined by so many factors. One and important factor is health of the population because a healthy population can work effectively towards a national development.

Taking health as an important concern and a fundamental avenue for national development, the government of Eritrea started to work hard from the early years of independence by settings many exertions towards health. Continue reading Eritrea: Towards Total Eradication of Malaria Ahead of 2030

Eritrea’s Finest Immunization Investment Aiding Generations

Eritrea’s success and progress in immunization (99%), vaccination and malaria control is 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 ultimate societal right. As a result of its commitment, the country has been honored and awarded for several achievements. Continue reading Eritrea’s Finest Immunization Investment Aiding Generations

Eritrea Has to Make Our Help Unnecessary: Dr. Traudl Elsholz

For me health is a human rights.

Dr. Traudl Elsholz: It’s not that sad that I am leaving after 6 years and 3 months of training Anesthetists and working at hospitals here in Asmara as the country has now enough trained anesthetists and teachers.

By Mela Ghebremedhin | Shabait.com,

Dedication, passion and compassion are words among many others which can describe Dr. Traudl Elsholz, a woman with a strong vision of what development means and what teamwork means in achieving successful results. These are the values that Dr. Traudl shared with her students, colleagues and friends while working in Eritrea for the last 6 years at the College of Health Science and local hospitals.

As her farewell approached, it was a must for us to hear her story. Here is a snapshot of our conversation. Continue reading Eritrea Has to Make Our Help Unnecessary: Dr. Traudl Elsholz

36 Medical Doctors Graduate from Orotta School of Medicine

The incremental impact of these annual addition of young and qualified medical doctors to the overall coverage of medical services in Eritrea is paramount.

This is the 7th Commencement for Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry (OSMD). Since its first commencement in 2009, OSMD graduated a total of 243 doctors in General Medicine and 20 in Dentistry.

By Shabait,

In its 7th Commencement the Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry graduated 36 doctors on 14 January following 8 years of education in General Medicine.

The Minister of Health, Ms. Amina Nurhussein underlined that the institution is producing medical professionals equipped with specialized skills. Continue reading 36 Medical Doctors Graduate from Orotta School of Medicine

World Hepatitis Day 2016: Exploring Eritrea

The Eritrea Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) has a set mission of making immunization services accessible, affordable and available to all Eritrean children. As a result, it reduces the prevalence of hepatitis B to 2.49%, the lowest in Africa, and a vaccination coverage of 96%, one of the highest in the world.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day (WHD), one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHD aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year. Continue reading World Hepatitis Day 2016: Exploring Eritrea

Eritrea: New EU – UNDP Funded Senafe Hospital Inaugurated

The new 80 million Nakfa heath facility in the border town of Senafe will enhance access to health care to 85,000 residents and the surrounding community

By UNDP Eritrea,

September 20, 2015 was a jubilant day for the community in Senafe as they witnessed the opening of Senafe hospital, a new fully equipped health facility that will enhance access to health care in the Debub region of Eritrea. The new facility was constructed and equipped with support from UNDP and the European Union as part of the recovery program.

The construction of the new facility was spearheaded by UNDP Eritrea during the period that UNDP was supporting recovery and rehabilitation programs in Eritrea after the 1998 -2000 border conflict with neighbouring Ethiopia. During the conflict, the old Senafe District hospital was completely destroyed; in its place, lies an open field surrounded by an old brick wall. Continue reading Eritrea: New EU – UNDP Funded Senafe Hospital Inaugurated