Tag Archives: Hepatitis B

Eritrea’s Finest Immunization Investment Aiding Generations

Eritrea’s success in immunization and vaccination
Eritrea’s success and progress in immunization (99%), vaccination and malaria control is dramatic and second to none when compared with other African nations.


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

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