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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 Progress Combating HIV/AIDS

0.59% PREVALENCE RATE. Government commitment to long-term investments in human capital, strong understanding and down-to-earth assessment of the resources available to foster development are some of the drivers of success in Eritrea.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion,

ACCORDING to UNAIDS, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains the region most heavily affected by the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Specifically, of the 35 million people living with HIV, approximately 25 million are living in SSA, and the region accounted for 74% of all the people dying from AIDS-related causes in 2013.

However, amidst these stark figures and though HIV/AIDS remains one of Africa’s most significant public health challenges, significant progress has been made. For example, prior to 2001, HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa was nearly nonexistent; yet, now some 86% of people in SSA living with HIV are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and nearly 76% of them have achieved viral suppression. Continue reading Eritrea’s Progress Combating HIV/AIDS

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