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Eritrea Achieves Three of UN Development Goals Ahead of 2015 Deadline

Eritrea is one of few developing countries on-track to meet most of the MDGs
Eritrea is one of few developing countries on-track to meet most of the MDGs

By Madote,

During a speech made in connection with the observance of United Nations Day in Asmara, Amna Nur-Hussein, the Minister of Health stated Eritrea has achieved three of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead the 2015 target date. Continue reading Eritrea Achieves Three of UN Development Goals Ahead of 2015 Deadline

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

UNDP: ኤርትራ ኣብ ሓዲድ ምዕዋት ሸቶታት ሚለንየም ኣላ (VOA)

ብፍላይ ኣብ ንጥዕና ዝምልከት ኣብ ጽቡቕ ደረጃ ከምዘላ ዝገለጸት ወኪል ሕቡራት ሃገራት ኣብ ኤርትራ Christine Umutoni, ኣብ ሓለዋ ተፈጥሮ ኸባብን ምንካይ ድኽነትን ብዙሕ ክትሰርሕ ኣለዋ ኢላ

“Eritrea need to work more on MDG1, 7 and 8 to achieve MDG by 2015 as it is on track with the remaining 5 goals” – UNDP representative

By VOA Tigrniya Program,

ኣብ ኤርትራ ተጸዋዒት UNDP ኣተሓባባሪት ሰብኣዊ ጉዳያትን Christine Umutoni, ኤርትራ ኣብ ምጉዳል ሞት ሕጻናትን ኣዴታትን ከምኡ ኣብ ምጥፋእ ሕማማት ኣብ ሓዲድ ኣላ ኢላ።

ብርክት ዝበላ ሃገራት ኣፍሪቃ ገና ካብ ሓዲድ ምዕዋት ሸቶታት ሚለንየም ወጻኢ ከምዘለዋ ዝጠቐሰት`ታ ወኪል ሕቡራት ሃገራት፡ ኤርትራ በዚ ዘላቶ እንተቐጺላ ኣብ 2015 ንዝበዝሑ ክተዐውቶም`ያ ኢላ።

እንተኾነ ኤርትራ ኣብ ተፈጥሮ ኸባብን ምጉዳል ድኽነትን ብዙሕ ክትቃለስ ኣለዋ ኢላ።
ምስኣ ዝተገብረ ቃለ-መጠይቕ ንምስማዕ ኣብ`ዚ ኽፈቱ። Continue reading UNDP: ኤርትራ ኣብ ሓዲድ ምዕዋት ሸቶታት ሚለንየም ኣላ (VOA)

HIV/AIDS in Eritrea: Some Insight on Progress and Continued Challenges

Eritrea on track to meet 6 out of 8 Millennium Development Goal

By Fikrejesus Amahazion,

According to UNAIDS, East and Southern Africa remain the areas most heavily affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with 10 countries in the region accounting for 34% of the world’s HIV/AIDS cases.[1]

However, amidst these stark figures and though HIV/AIDS remains one of Africa’s most significant public health challenges,[2] significant progress has been made. For example, prior to 2001, HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa was nearly nonexistent; yet by 2012, approximately 7.5 million Africans were receiving anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Continue reading HIV/AIDS in Eritrea: Some Insight on Progress and Continued Challenges

African Union AIDS Summit is a ‘Talk Shop’

Conferences of this kind, with grandly-worded commitments, usually accomplish little.

They gathered once more for a talk shop

By Azad Essa (Al Jazeera),

Dubbed a “special summit” on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the summit has brought together African leaders in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to discuss progress in alleviating the threats posed by the three diseases.

And yet a trip to #Abuja+12 to discuss “progress” could be considered superfluous. A simple stroll down to a local clinic in Yibe, Addis Ababa or Khayelitsha in Cape Town or Kibera in Nairobi would give a true account of actual progress made in combating these diseases on the continent.

For anyone ever affected by TB, malaria or HIV/AIDS, directly or indirectly, which is a majority of Africans, these summits and their grandly worded commitments usually mean little.  Continue reading African Union AIDS Summit is a ‘Talk Shop’

Eritrea Made the Biggest Breakthrough in Preventing Malaria Mortality in History

Why is the mainstream media headlines greet Bill Gates announcement of his “Malaria vaccine” program while ignoring the biggest breakthrough in Malaria mortality prevention in history was made possible through simple public-health practice?

Eritrea won the battle against Malaria

By Ruben Rosenberg Colorni,

A few years back, the World’s richest man, Bill Gates, announced a donation of about $1 billion out of his fortune towards funding a Malaria “vaccine” research which is still the number one killer disease in Africa.

Putting aside conspiracy theories about big pharmaceutical industries for being behind a systematic tendency of using the less developed continents (especially Africa) as guinea pigs for non-consensual research and testing new drugs disguised as development, the world media gave applause and front page headline coverage for this big announcement.

However, hundreds of studies, papers and analyses have determined that the best way to reduce transmission and mortality from infectious diseases such as Malaria and Polio is to educate a population and raise its standard of living.

One best example is the African nation of Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Made the Biggest Breakthrough in Preventing Malaria Mortality in History