Access to health care has become a luxury to many around the world. Health expenditures continue to increase; in some countries health insurance companies continue to choose their clients based on their health status. Many patients wait in line for hours for a simple check-up with out-of-pocket costs for medical care ruining households. Continue reading Healthcare Financing in Eritrea→
Saving lives by ensuring safety of drugs, controlling or minimizing and, if possible, eliminating adverse drugs reactions, and therefore delivering safe patient care is the primary objective of Eritrea’s Pharmacovigilance Center.
“A child requires the same rights as an adult; many don’t understand”, says Dr. Samson Abbay, a specialist in paediatrics at the Mendefera Referral Hospital. The passionate medical doctor explained how child health remains a challenge in Eritrea and especially in remote areas. Continue reading ‘A Child has the Right to be Healthy too …’→
The overall goal for the health system in Eritrea as articulated in the Health Sector Strategic Development Plan (2013-2016) is the improvement of health status, general wellbeing, longevity and economic productivity for all Eritreans.
In 1946, the right to health was first articulated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution, stating that, “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.”