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Eritrea Launched Nationwide Meningitis Vaccination Campaign

Eritrea mobilized nationwide meningitis vaccination campaign
Eritrea mobilized nationwide meningitis vaccination campaign for all citizens of age group 1 to 30 years; and, Vitamin-A supplementation for children aged 6 to 59 months. Spatial coverage of immunization for 10 diseases currently stands at 95%. Poliomyelitis/Tetanus practically eliminated.

BY SHABAIT

The National Meningitis Vaccination program and distribution of vitamin ‘A’ commenced today, 15 November in the presence of senior Government officials, representatives of UN offices in Eritrea and stakeholders. Continue reading Eritrea Launched Nationwide Meningitis Vaccination Campaign

World Hepatitis Day 2016: Exploring Eritrea

The Eritrea Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) has a set mission of making immunization services accessible, affordable and available to all Eritrean children. As a result, it reduces the prevalence of hepatitis B to 2.49%, the lowest in Africa, and a vaccination coverage of 96%, one of the highest in the world.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day (WHD), one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHD aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year. Continue reading World Hepatitis Day 2016: Exploring Eritrea

Exploring Eritrea’s Success in Immunization, Vaccination, and Malaria Control

Eritrea become one of the few countries to have achieved the UN Millennium Development Goal regarding HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. Eritrea’s success within the areas of immunization, vaccination, and malaria prevention underscores the country’s general progress within heath and development.

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion,

Several days ago, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) convened during the 26th African Union Summit to celebrate unprecedented progress against malaria in Africa. During the gathering, ALMA presented its annual Awards for Excellence to 13 African countries that have shown commitment, innovation and progress in the fight against malaria, with Eritrea being one of the distinguished award recipients. Continue reading Exploring Eritrea’s Success in Immunization, Vaccination, and Malaria Control

Eritrea Trounces Australia in immunization

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