Tag Archives: MDG

Eritrea: A Brand in the Making

Eritrea’s secret to successfully overcome challenge after challenge throughout the years has always been mind-boggling to others. But to generations of Eritreans, it has become second nature and a way of life.

By E Abraham,

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.”

He was chairing a crucial meeting of a group of professionals entrusted with the construction of a brand new airport. The contentious issue at hand was the cost of constructing an ATCT. Continue reading Eritrea: A Brand in the Making

Orotta School of Medicine Graduates 25 Doctors

This is the 6th Commencement for Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry (OSMD). Since the first commencement in 2009, OSMD has graduated a total of 229 doctors (207 in General Medicine and 22 in Dentistry). By Eritrean standards, training 229 doctors in a space of 6-years by no means is a small number.

By Shabait,

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

UN Hosts Event on Eritrea’s Transition from MDGs to SDGs

The UN Offices in Eritrea hosted a UN-Day event on Eritrea’s transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Photo: Eritrea Alhaditha)

By Shabait Reporter,

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 event entitled, “Transition from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals: What does it mean for Eritrea?” provided a platform for discussion on what the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs means for Eritrea.  Continue reading UN Hosts Event on Eritrea’s Transition from MDGs to SDGs

Eritrea’s Transition to Sustainable Development Goals

Transitioning From Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): What Does It Mean For Eritrea

By Prof. Abraham Kidane,

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 Introduced Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

The introduction of Pneumocococal Conjugate Vaccine into the EPI program will consolidate achievements of health related MDG goals

By WHO,

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.

Pneumococcal disease is one of the leading vaccine-preventable killers of young children world wide. It killed more than 500,000 children younger than five years of age in 2008 alone. Approximately, 90% of these deaths occurred in the developing world. Continue reading Eritrea Introduced Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Eritrea Submitted Report on the Promotion of the Rights of the Child

The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) is an important tool for advancing children’s rights. While building on the same basic principles as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the AU Children’s Charter highlights issues of special importance in the African context.

By EriNews,

THE Government of Eritrea submitted a consolidated report on the implementation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), covering the period from 2002-2013.

The 254-page Report submitted to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) describes in detail the measures undertaken by Eritrea to safe-guard and promote the rights recognized in the ACRWC and the achievements and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Charter. Continue reading Eritrea Submitted Report on the Promotion of the Rights of the Child

The Underlying Motives of the BBC World Trip to Eritrea. Can We Still Trust the BBC?

BBC’s Preconceived Conclusions on Eritrea Contradict Realities on the Ground

By Ray Ja,

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?

UNDP’s Eritrea Work Under the SPCF 2013 – 2016

The UNDP Country Programme in Eritrea is guided by the Government’s stated national priorities, aligned with the UNDP Global Strategic Plan 2014-2017, and driven towards the achievement of five related outcomes of the Strategic Partnership Cooperation (SPCF) Agreement 2013-2016

By UNDP Eritrea,

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