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TB Prevalence in Eritrea Less Compared to other Countries: WHO

The low prevalence rate of HIV in the country is a plus for Eritrea as the country has reduced the prevalence by more than 60% compared to 1990 levels, thus reaching the MDG target” – Dr. Luis G. Sambo, WHO Regional Director for Africa

Eritrea’s remarkable progress in reducing TB incidence illustrates the merits of a multi-sectoral approach and the benefits of prevention based measures.
Eritrea’s remarkable progress in reducing TB incidence illustrates the merits of a multi-sectoral approach and the benefits of prevention based measures.

By UN Eritrea,

WORLD TB DAY was commemorated with enthusiasm in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea under the theme “Reach the three million; Find, Treat, Cure TB”.

The commemoration was attended by participants from Ministry of Transport, BIDHO Association, UN Agencies, Ministry of Health, Community TB promoters and the general public.

Dr Araya Berhane, Director of the Communicable Diseases Control Division officially opened the event. He pointed out the overall situation of TB in the country. The estimated TB prevalence in Eritrea is about 4000 per year though so much effort has been put to eliminate the disease. He said that the ministry will continue to intensify efforts to fight TB focusing on areas such as prisons and public places in collaboration with partners so that the cure rate will reach 90%.  Continue reading TB Prevalence in Eritrea Less Compared to other Countries: WHO

World Tuberculosis Day 2014: Insight on Eritrea’s Tuberculosis Reduction

Godaif Community Hospital Eritrea. Directly observed treatment for tuberculosis

By Fikrejesus Amahazion,

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 9 million people per year are infected with Tuberculosis (TB), with the large majority of these cases located within the world’s poorest, least developed countries [i].

In Eritrea, a young, developing country, TB has long been a significant public health issue – representing a major cause of morbidity and mortality – and an influential factor in severe economic loss and the exacerbation of poverty [ii].  Continue reading World Tuberculosis Day 2014: Insight on Eritrea’s Tuberculosis Reduction

Global Fund Renews US$ 33m HIV/TB Grant for Eritrea

Eritrea is implementing its 4th National Strategic Plan for HIV until 2016, which aims to achieve universal access, no new HIV infections, no discrimination and no AIDS-related deaths.

By David Garmaise,

The Global Fund Board recently approved $24.5 million in renewal funding for an HIV grant and $8.5 million for a TB grant in Eritrea, both administered by the Ministry of Health. Continue reading Global Fund Renews US$ 33m HIV/TB Grant for Eritrea