Tag Archives: MDG5

Success Story: Reducing Maternal Death in Eritrea

Eritrea is one of  four African countries to meet MDG5 by reducing maternal mortality rates from 1400 deaths per 100,000 births to 350
Eritrea is one of four African countries to meet MDG5 by reducing maternal mortality rates from 1400 deaths per 100,000 births to 350

By UNDP,

In the market town of Senafe, in southern Eritrea, Fethawi Berhane has just undergone three days of painful labor and complications during childbirth that resulted in the death of her baby, despite the best efforts of a traditional birth attendant. Fethawi herself is lucky to have survived, given the unhygienic and poorly equipped medical conditions in which she had to give birth.

Fethawi’s case is not unique in Eritrea, which once had the highest maternal mortality rates in the world (about 1400 deaths per 100,000 births). Continue reading Success Story: Reducing Maternal Death 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