Orotta School of Medicine to get Regional Recognition and International Accreditation

What the Orotta School of Medicine has been achieved to date is an epitome of the brighter future
What the Orotta School of Medicine has achieved thus far is an epitome of the brighter future of Eritrea’s Health Care System

By TesfaNews,

The Orotta School of Medicine has reached a stage of regional recognition and International Accreditation following yearlong process of evaluations and reviews.

Accordingly, the School will soon get its first regional recognition from Sudan Medical Council and International Accreditation jointly from the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Federation for Medical Education (MFME). 

Established in 2004 and a Dental School in 2007 in collaboration with the George Washington University School of Medicine, Al Jazeera University Faculty of Medicine, Physicians for Peace, Ministry of Health and et. al. the Schools today continues to cultivate more cooperation with other institutions in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

In less than 10 years of its existence, the health facilities both at the Orotta School of Medicine and the Orotta School of Dentistry are beyond expectations of its visitors, educators and experts.

In 2010 for instance, a team of international experts from the WHO/MFME task force on accreditation paid a one month visit to inspect and evaluate the Schools’ compliance with accreditation standard.

On its summary report, the team highly commends the School’s performance and its determination at improving the quality of medical education for better health care in the country.

The crucial review finally concludes by stating that:

“What normally should have taken thirty years to come to this stage, Eritrea has done it in about six years.”

Four years after the review, the School have managed to successfully implement several of the recommendations to currently enjoy the luxury of 72 highly skilled instructors and 6 graduate assistants out of which 48 are Eritreans, 13 Cubans, 8 Indians and 3 Eritreans from diaspora.

The WHO/MFME guidelines for accreditation of basic medical education institutions and programmes categorized into three: Full accreditation -if all criteria or standards are fulfilled; Conditional accreditation – if few criteria or standards are only partly fulfilled or in cases where more criteria or standards are not fulfilled; and Denial or withdrawal of accreditation – if many criteria or standards are not fulfilled, signifying severe deficiency in the quality of the programme.




22 thoughts on “Orotta School of Medicine to get Regional Recognition and International Accreditation

  1. Haters, please read this bombastic achievement at your own risk as you are lately stunned by numerous unfortunate turn of events in your lalola moon walking dream. Mits mits mits

  2. Congratulations Eritrea!!
    Can anyone image, just imagine where this "land of can do " would be had it not been subjected to the unprovoked war of aggression, imposition of a systematic no war no peace state and the unjustifiable and unwarranted UN sanction?
    Once again Tesfanews should be highly commended for its efforts to dig down and bring to light all the positive developments taking place. This is one of the most effective antidotes to the garbage news that are being spread by certain anti Eritrean elements in their futile attempt to instill fear and discouragement among citizens.

  3. “What normally should have taken thirty years to come to this stage, Eritrea has done it in about six years.”

    This is typical of Eritrea!!

  4. VIVA, GREAT-ERITREA!!! I love it . Keep moving and pushing forward. Science + Technology + innovation = Success. Thank you Tesfanews.

  5. Thanks to Saleh Meki who created this school and who once opposed and demoted by leaders of PFDJ for creating this and then finally died of heart attack due to stress.

  6. If the news is true the credit is to be given to individuals who have worked tirelessly to make it work despite of the endless bureaucracy and all shortages and not the government of Eritrea.

    1. But I bet if there were problems, you'd blame the government. This is the problem with the opposition. Always want to jump on news that casts the government in a bad light but will never give credit where it is due.

  7. One thing we need to know and that we cant deny is that with out a good policy there is nothing one can accomplish and that is the case in Eritrea in all aspects of life there is the good policy of the Eritrean government and our beloved people know that and are working hard day in day out.
    Eritrea is so blessed the government and the people are always working together and that is the main weapon that the enemy cant penetrate in our beloved country period.
    Long live shaebia/Pfdj
    Glory to our martyrs
    Victory to the masses

  8. This is a good news. However, on the health policy I have a concern. Orotta has been getting a lot of attention to the detriment of the regional hospitals, clinics and health centers in the nooks and corners of the country. This would cause unbalanced national development, marginalizing the majority of Eritreans, especially those who live in remote communities and hence can’t afford to travel to Asmara. More than 80% of Eritrea’s population live outside Asmara and quite a number of this inhabit remote villages far away from all weather roads.

  9. Don't worry buuuud,the people who did not think of that will dial th emergency #, I,e. " rez. 1947" for a
    brilliance, till then, chilax ma brilliant. " Broda from anada Moda " !!! 🙂

  10. Self-reliance the concept in which Eritrea has demonstrated success in all domain or sectors. It has become a nightmare for those who hate Eritrea. This system will be a model for the rest of Africa and beyond in near future.

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