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Malaria in Eritrea: Marching Towards Elimination

Eritrea working towards total eradication of malaria before 2030 that is controlling by 2020, pre-eradication by 2023, and eradication by 2030.

Malaria deaths in Eritrea declined from 20% in 1998 to 0.004% in 2013 and 0.002% at the end of 2015.

BY RUTH ABRAHAM | SHABAIT

Malaria is one of the most common endemics in the world. For a long time, it has been one of the most frequent causes of death worldwide. But with time, many developed countries have managed to control or eliminate it. Continue reading Malaria in Eritrea: Marching Towards Elimination

Eritrea Success Story in HIV, TB and Malaria Reduction Programs

The HIV, TB and Malaria programs are among the successful programs in the Eritrean Ministry of Health.

BY WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Government of the state of Eritrea has made a profound progress on the three programs of communicable diseases control program namely HIV, TB and Malaria, which emphasizes the value they place on ensuring health for all populations. Continue reading Eritrea Success Story in HIV, TB and Malaria Reduction Programs

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

Twelve African Countries Rewarded for Efforts to Eradicate Malaria

Eritrea, a country that already achieved MDG health and reduced Malaria prevalence by 98%, with zero Malaria related deaths for 6 years in a row as well as zero malaria epidemic since 2009 is either over qualified as per ALMA selection criterion or not yet made “Significant Contribution” in the fight against malaria. BIZARRE

By African Union,

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”.

The African Union Chairperson, Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini Zuma, in her opening remarks welcomed and appreciated the good initiative of ALMA. Continue reading Twelve African Countries Rewarded for Efforts to Eradicate Malaria

Eritrea Health MDG Report (Abridged Version)

SUCCESS. Eritrea achieved ALL health MDGs ahead of the target year 2015

By UNDP,

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.

Specifically, this report highlights innovations, best practices, as well as challenges and bottlenecks that need to overcome in order to sustain the gains achieved thus far. Continue reading Eritrea Health MDG Report (Abridged Version)

Eritrea: Malaria Prevalence Reduced by 90% Nationwide, 98% at Regional Level

A very successful malaria mortality reduction program is operating, effectively, safely and affordably, in Eritrea

By SelamTribune,

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%.

He further explained that in the past 67% of the residents of the region have been affected by the disease, and that with the 5 years plan charted by the Health Ministry in 1999 strong efforts have been exerted to reduce the malaria prevalence by 88%.  Continue reading Eritrea: Malaria Prevalence Reduced by 90% Nationwide, 98% at Regional Level