“Seme’eka ሰሚዔካ,” said the Chief engineer in charge of the airport project. “I have also read through the project proposal for the construction of the air traffic control tower (ATCT). I tell you what, it is so damn expensive and you very well know that the country cannot afford such an obscene amount of money at this moment.”
A total of 25 Medical Doctors who have been pursuing their studies at the Orotta School of Medicine and dentistry for eight years graduated on Saturday, December 12.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony in which senior government officials, the School’s stakeholders, diplomats, invited guests and parents took part, Ms. Amina Nur-Hussein, Minister of Health, asserted that the GOE’s vigorous endeavors in promoting social services is yielding tangible results. Continue reading Orotta School of Medicine Graduates 25 Doctors→
As part of the commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN in Eritrea hosted an event on Eritrea’s transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Millennium Development Goals Agenda (MDGs) that was heralded by the United Nations in year 2000 formally ends in December 2015, and will be succeeded by the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda (SDGs) beginning January 1, 2016. As you know, development is a dynamic process that should not have a beginning and ending dates. However, I believe that value has been added by the segmentation of the development effort into fifteen-year periods that would enable countries to monitor their progress. The MDGs have enabled nations to speak the same development language, compare experiences, learn from each other’s best practices and innovations, and to march further and together in quest of sustainable development.
As you know, economic growth is a relatively simple concept in that it seeks to enhance quantitative changes from human activity involving factors including capital, technology and organizational and managerial inputs.In a given year, an economy’s growth can be measured as change in gross domestic product (GDP) and GDP per capita. Economic growth is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for development. Continue reading Eritrea’s Transition to Sustainable Development Goals→
Eritrea launched the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-13) in to routine immunization program. The event which took place at Villagio Community Hospital was attended by officials of MOH, UN, Health Workers, Journalists and the General Public.
I HAVE been following the ongoing coverage of the BBC’s exclusive trip to “secretive” Eritrea, and the following are some initial thoughts that arose as I watched and listened to the BBC’s various reports. Overall, the BBC failed to provide its audience with a contextualized, objective view of the country or situation. Instead, it presented an account that was quite cursory, rehashed many clichéd, facile assumptions, and thus left the audience with a flawed perspective. Continue reading The Underlying Motives of the BBC World Trip to Eritrea. Can We Still Trust the BBC?→
THE Government of the State of Eritrea and the UN system signed the Strategic Partnership Cooperation Framework (SPCF) 2013- 2016 in 2013 to enhance the wellbeing of the people of Eritrea. The primary aim of the SPCF is to support the most vulnerable, through rapid, balanced, home-grown and sustainable economic growth.
The Framework is organized around Eritrea’s stated national priorities, which are to ensure basic social services, develop national capacity, promote food security and sustainable livelihoods, support environmental sustainability and foster gender equity and the advancement of women. Continue reading UNDP’s Eritrea Work Under the SPCF 2013 – 2016→