TWELVE African countries received the 2015 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award for Excellence during a ceremony held at the Headquarters of the African Union on the 31st January 2015, for their significant contribution in the fight against malaria.
The Prime Minister of Ethiopia and current Chair of the ALMA, H.E Hailemariam Desalegn, commended the work of the previous chairs “in making ALMA a strong platform for our collective action in the fight against malaria”.
Eritrea has a positive and unique story to tell about health related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Eritrea was one of the few countries expected to achieve the MDGs in health. As expected, Eritrea has now achieved all the three health MDGs namely MDG-4, reduce child mortality, MDG-5 improve maternal health and MDG-6 combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Based on the latest data available and through an analysis of the trends of the eight MDGs, as well as the current supportive policy and political environment in Eritrea, this report tells the Eritrean experience in achieving MDGs 4, 5, 6.
AT a meeting he conducted with representatives of residents of the Northern Red Sea region in connection with the National Malaria Day, Dr. Yohannes Tekeste, Head of Ministry of Health branch office in the region, indicated that the prevalence of malaria has been reduced by 98%.