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 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.
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→