Twice every year UNICEF Eritrea flies in a large consignment of vaccines to help Eritrea maintain immunization coverage for its children, one of the highest in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. (Photo: UNICEF Eritrea/2019/Alem)
A gentle wind rustled across the otherwise azure sky over Asmara International Airport as a solitary Boeing 727 dipped low on the horizon and then gently touched down.
With a net capacity of
20,000 kgs, this chartered Boeing 727 was carrying the most precious cargo to land in Asmara in a while: almost 4.3 million doses of different life-saving vaccines for the children of Eritrea. Continue reading UNICEF Charter Delivers Life-saving vaccines to Eritrea
… via old fashioned barefoot doctors distributing and maintaining insecticide treated mosquito nets.
Elaberid Community hospital workers in Eritrea impregnating blue mosquitoes nets with permethrin, a chemical product, used to prevent people from malaria infection. Malaria prevalence reduced by 90% nationwide and 98% at regional level. (© 2006 Didier Ruef)
, Thomas C Mountain
For over 10 years now Eritrea, a small country in East Africa, has been winning the Malaria War without vaccines, though much work remains to be done. Since 2005, I have been monitoring the reduction in Malaria mortality here in Eritrea and have seen a consistent reduction of between 70-80%, something almost unknown in Africa and the rest of the 3rd world for such an extended period.
Eritrea’s victories in the Malaria War have been done via old fashioned barefoot doctors distributing and maintaining insecticide treated mosquito nets through out the malaria belt in Eritrea.
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