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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