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Perspectives of Prominent UN Officials on the Annual EPI Meeting Held in Eritrea

Eritrea has high performance on immunization coverage and well-developed chain of vaccine management systems. These are best practices that other countries can learn from.

Participants speak at the Annual EPI (Expanded Program on Immunization) Managers Meeting for East and Southern African Countries.

BY ASMAIT FUTSUMBRHAN | ERITREA PROFILE

Immunization prevents illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases. As Africa made improvements regarding immunization, Eritrea has been applauded for its effective 95% immunization coverage throughout the country. Continue reading Perspectives of Prominent UN Officials on the Annual EPI Meeting Held in Eritrea

Annual EPI Managers Meeting Opened in Asmara

“Eritrea’s expanded program on Immunization is already a robust one and among the best in the region” – Ms. Susan Ngongi, UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative to Eritrea.

Over 200 participants from over 20 countries are participating in the annual WHO / UNICEF EPI (Expanded Program for Immunization) managers’ meeting for East and Southern African countries (ESA) here in the capital Asmara.

BY SHABAIT

A three-day annual conference of East and Southern African countries EPI (Expanded Program for Immunization) Managers opened today, 18 March at Asmara Palace Hotel.

The conference is attended by Immunization Program Managers from 20 Eastern and Southern African countries and delegations of various international organizations and research institutions. Continue reading Annual EPI Managers Meeting Opened in Asmara

Eritrea’s Finest Immunization Investment Aiding Generations

Eritrea’s success and progress in immunization (99%), vaccination and malaria control is dramatic and second to none when compared with other African nations.

BY SEMIR SEID | SHABAIT

Vaccination or immunization programs aim to keep a healthy person healthy.The government of Eritrea has been committed to such programs and considers health care as an ultimate societal right. As a result of its commitment, the country has been honored and awarded for several achievements. Continue reading Eritrea’s Finest Immunization Investment Aiding Generations

Eritrea Wins Award for Immunization Program

The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is a World Health Organization program with the goal to make vaccines available to all children.

By SHABAIT,

Eritrea has received an award for outstanding achievement in the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI).

The award was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Eritrea was nominated for the award at the conference held in the first week of September in Entebbe, Uganda, in which 22 countries from the Horn of Africa and Southern part of Africa participated.

Dr. Andebrhan Tesfatsion, Director General of Public Health at the Eritrean Ministry of Health, underlined that vaccination programs are among the outstanding achievements Eritrea is registering. He also said that Eritrea has received the international award for the third time. Continue reading Eritrea Wins Award for Immunization Program

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

Eritrea Introduced Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

The introduction of Pneumocococal Conjugate Vaccine into the EPI program will consolidate achievements of health related MDG goals

By WHO,

Eritrea launched the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-13) in to routine immunization program. The event which took place at Villagio Community Hospital was attended by officials of MOH, UN, Health Workers, Journalists and the General Public.

Pneumococcal disease is one of the leading vaccine-preventable killers of young children world wide. It killed more than 500,000 children younger than five years of age in 2008 alone. Approximately, 90% of these deaths occurred in the developing world. Continue reading Eritrea Introduced Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Eritrea – Immunization, Vaccination, and Malaria Control: Past, Present, and Future

Eritrea’s success in Health is to the envy of the many Sub-Saharan African Countries

By FikreJesus Amahazion,

In recent times, the international community has made great strides in combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, preventable diseases, and other public health issues. For example, the global focus on immunization has seen full coverage increase from around 5% in the 1970s to 83% today [i]; international funding commitments have witnessed a dramatic scale up of malaria control interventions generating measurable reductions in malaria burden; and in many low and middle income countries, millions of people now have access Continue reading Eritrea – Immunization, Vaccination, and Malaria Control: Past, Present, and Future

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