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Eritrea Success Story in HIV, TB and Malaria Reduction Programs

The HIV, TB and Malaria programs are among the successful programs in the Eritrean Ministry of Health
The HIV, TB and Malaria programs are among the successful programs in the Eritrean Ministry of Health.

BY WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Government of the state of Eritrea has made a profound progress on the three programs of communicable diseases control program namely HIV, TB and Malaria, which emphasizes the value they place on ensuring health for all populations. Continue reading Eritrea Success Story in HIV, TB and Malaria Reduction Programs

China to Send 13th Medical Team to Eritrea

The 13th Chinese medical assistance team are heading to Eritrea. China sent its first medical team to Eritrea in September 1997. (Photo: archive)

BY XINHUA

The 13th Chinese medical team will leave for the East African nation of Eritrea to provide medical services in mid-August, health authorities in central China’s Henan Province said Monday. Continue reading China to Send 13th Medical Team to Eritrea

“Eritrea Stands Out As a Role Model, Needs to Share its Experiences With Other Countries”

“There are a number of accomplishments Eritrea was able to achieve in a relatively few years. As Eritreans this might not surprise you, but, for me, coming from a foreign country, it is mesmerizing, and I wish that people from other nationalities would come and see what is being done here and get inspired.” – Dr. Josephine Namboze, WHO Country Representative.

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | ERITREA PROFILE

The commitment of the community and the government is the secret behind Eritrea’s success, over the years, in the health sector. The massive reduction in mother and child mortality rates, HIV and Malaria and the high immunization coverage are some of the accomplishments of the country. Continue reading “Eritrea Stands Out As a Role Model, Needs to Share its Experiences With Other Countries”

Eritrea Winning the Malaria War Without Vaccines

… via old fashioned barefoot doctors distributing and maintaining insecticide treated mosquito nets.

Elaberid Community hospital workers in Eritrea impregnating blue mosquitoes nets with permethrin, a chemical product, used to prevent people from malaria infection. Malaria prevalence reduced by 90% nationwide and 98% at regional level. (© 2006 Didier Ruef)

By Thomas C Mountain,

For over 10 years now Eritrea, a small country in East Africa, has been winning the Malaria War without vaccines, though much work remains to be done. Since 2005, I have been monitoring the reduction in Malaria mortality here in Eritrea and have seen a consistent reduction of between 70-80%, something almost unknown in Africa and the rest of the 3rd world for such an extended period.

Eritrea’s victories in the Malaria War have been done via old fashioned barefoot doctors distributing and maintaining insecticide treated mosquito nets through out the malaria belt in Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Winning the Malaria War Without Vaccines

Eritrea to Introduce New Malaria Drug

Eritrea’s ministry of health will introduce new malaria drug, Artesunate, in the country starting from the month of September.

By Shabait,

The head of Malaria Control at the Ministry of Health, Mr. Selam Mehreteab, indicated that the ministry will introduce new malaria drug, Artesunate, starting from the month of September.

The new drug, unlike the previous drugs that were provided to patients in the form of tablets, will be provided in the forms of injection, he further pointed out. Continue reading Eritrea to Introduce New Malaria Drug

Revisiting the Status of Medical Education and Scientific Research in Eritrea

“What the Orotta School of Medicine has achieved in six relatively short years is a task that would have normally taken thirty years” – WHO/WFME , 2010 Report.

Dirty politics and sloppy journalism aside, Eritrea’s Science is alive and flourishing

By Andemariam and Ogbaselassie G.,

Nature Magazine has published a defamatory article on Eritrea (Nature News/Feature, 31 October, 2012) entitled “Eritrea’s shattered Science”.

For reasons that defy explanation, the author, Ms. Shanta Barley, went on a rampage to confuse facts with fiction, truth with false, and science with politics to infer, in a rather shoddy manner, that “Eritrea was making promising strides in medicine…before the government clamped down on its foreign partnerships”.  Continue reading Revisiting the Status of Medical Education and Scientific Research in Eritrea

Exploring Eritrea’s Health Success Stories

Eritrea’s achievement in health sector create a promising prospects to child growth in the Sub-Saharan countries: UNICEF report

By Seare Habtemicheal,

The state of Eritrea, in the past couple of decades, has registered a remarkable success in the improvement of the people’s health status through its famous Health-for-all policy.

In just few independence years, the government has made an intensive effort in providing quality and accessible health care system and made a commendable achievement on the prevention of communicable diseases including malaria, HIV/Aids and most importantly immunization of children against the most deadly childhood diseases.  Continue reading Exploring Eritrea’s Health Success Stories

How Bad is Eritrea?

“Eritrea has become a threat – ‘a threat of a good example, ‘a beacon of hope in a continent that filled with misery and despair, and where Africans, despite their abundant resources, have been relegated to live on handouts from the generous west” – Sophia Tesfamariam

Corruption and greed along with economic programs prescribed by self-serving external forces have forced most Africans to live on handouts

By Merhawi,

Two decades ago, as Eritrea’s decades long war for independence was nearing its close, Thomas Keneally, the noted Australian novelist wrote about Eritrea, “you are a threat of a good example!” Have Eritrea’s efforts reversed so sharply?

Everyone has heard of Eritrea’s neighbors – Sudan and Ethiopia. Sudan is now as fractured as the former Yugoslavia, worse still war looms between the recently divorced North and South over territory and oil.

Ethiopia, by who Eritrea was occupied for thirty years, is still struggling to feed its population, and worse yet our generous aid has paid for its military adventures in Somalia and ethnic cleansing on its eastern frontier. Continue reading How Bad is Eritrea?