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Eritrea Trounces Australia in immunization

Eritrea Health Success Story
Report reveals Australian immunization rates don’t match Eritrea’s 99%

By Rachel Browne,

A global report into the health and welfare of the world’s children has found Australian immunisation rates are lower than those of many developing countries, including Eritrea, Rwanda and Bangladesh.

Disability is the focus of UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2013 report, which examines a broad range of areas such as health, education and child protection in almost 200 countries.

Australia compares unfavourably to many countries on immunisation.

Immunization coverage in Australia is 94 per cent for measles and 92 per cent for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and Hib, which causes infant meningitis.

This puts it behind countries such as Bangladesh, which has comparable coverage rates of between 96-99 per cent, Eritrea with 99 per cent and Rwanda, which has rates between 93-98 per cent. Continue reading Eritrea Trounces Australia in immunization

Post Graduate Medical School Addressing Eritrea’s Healthcare Needs – (Interview)

The opening of Medical Schools is indeed a turning point in Eritrea’s Healthcare Services

Eritrea will soon acquire a capacity beyond fully meeting its local demands in health care professionals

By Kesete Ghebrehiwet,

The opening of medical schools is indeed a turning point in Eritrea’s healthcare services. This development has also opened a chain of developments in the health sector. Thus, the achievements registered in graduating general healthcare practitioners is further reinforced through the opening of post graduate medical education programs that focus in specialization. Continue reading Post Graduate Medical School Addressing Eritrea’s Healthcare Needs – (Interview)

Dr. Lisa Masterson Impressed by Eritrea’s Maternal and Child Health Care Successes

“That is one of the reasons that keep me come”- Dr. Lisa Masterson

By TesfaNews,

Dr. Lisa Masterson, one of the finest American specialists in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) expressed her absolute admiration on Eritrea’s relentless effort and the success it has so far achieved in reducing maternal and child mortality rates.

As one of the main proponents for the establishment of the country’s first OB/GYN residency program five years ago, she made subsequent visits to the country to train OB/GYN specialists with a curriculum that matches if not exceeds the U.S. OB/GYN standards.

Despite the difficulty and inconvenience to get away from her practice and daily TV show program that she co-host, “The Doctors”, she, however, made it possible to attend the historic graduation ceremony of the first batch of five Eritrean OB/GYN specialists last month. Continue reading Dr. Lisa Masterson Impressed by Eritrea’s Maternal and Child Health Care Successes

The Number of Medical Doctors in Eritrea on the Rise

With in 7 years time, Eritrea trained nearly 100 medical doctors and specialists

By TesfaNews,

Eritrea has shown tremendous progress in producing a number of competent medical doctors and specialists from its two medical schools based on its own capacity.

The Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry which was established inside the national referral hospital, Orotta, was first opened in 2004 with only 32 students by offering an eight-year course program in Medicine and a seven-year course program in Dentistry.  Continue reading The Number of Medical Doctors in Eritrea on the Rise