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Eritrea:Workshop On 2018 Work Plan
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Health branch in the Central region organized a workshop in Serejeka, Berik and Gala Nefhi sub-zones with a view to assess the activities of 2017 and to charter out a work plan for 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Seminar On Trachoma Prevention
[Shabait] Barentu -The Ministry of Health branch in the Gash Barka region organized a seminar in Shambuko sub-zone with a view to promote trachoma prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Voluntary Blood Donation in Dekemhare
[Shabait] Dekemhare -The students and teachers of the junior and high school as well as the Dombosko Technical School in Dekemhare have voluntarily donated blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Material Donation By Chinese Embassy
[Shabait] Asmara -The Embassy of the People's Republic of China donated different materials to different government, PFDJ and national associations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Commendable Public Awareness On TB
[Shabait] Asmara -Sister Hiwet Niguse, head of TB Control at the Ministry of Health, indicated that there is commendable awareness of the public on TB, its prevention and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Seminar On Augmenting Voluntary Blood Donors
[Shabait] Assab -A seminar with a view to augment voluntary blood donors in the Southern Red Sea region was recently organized in the port city of Assab. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Remarkable Health Care Services in Hal Hal Sub Zone
[Shabait] Keren -Sister Lucia Elias, head of the Halhal health center, indicated that commendable health care service is being provided to the residents of the Halhal sub-zone. Sister Lucia also said that owing to the sustainable awareness raising campaigns the prevalence of communicable diseases as well as death during delivery has significantly been reduced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Lip and Oral Clif Surgery
[Shabait] Asmara -Lip and Oral Clif surgery is being conducted on 35 children and 6 adults at the Orotta National Referral Hospital in cooperation with Eritrean and Foreign surgeons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Training On Side Effect of Medicines
[Shabait] Mendefera -A training program focusing on conservation and ensuring the capacity of medicines as well on the side effect of medicines that are applied through vaccination was provided in Dubaruwa, Southern region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Causes of childhood vision impairment in the school for the blind in Eritrea - Gyawali R, Moodley VR.
SIGNIFICANCE: Our study provides the much-needed evidence on causes of childhood blindness in Eritrea. This will assist authorities to plan appropriate strategies and implement preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services to address these causes of vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Eritrea:Workshop On Proper Application of Pesticides
[Shabait] Mendefera -A workshop on proper application and conservation of pesticides, as well as on liquid and solid waste management was conducted on 12 October in Mendefera. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: A Workshop On Controlling Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Barentu -A workshop on raising popular awareness on the control of the prevalence of communicable diseases was held in Anagule administrative area, Barentu sub zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea:A Workshop On Controlling Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Barentu -A workshop on raising popular awareness on the control of the prevalence of communicable diseases was held in Anagule administrative area, Barentu sub zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Achievement in Maternity Service
[Shabait] Keren -As a result of the sustainable awareness raising campaigns the number of pregnant women delivering at health facilities in Afabet is increasing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Eritrea:Commendable Achievement in Maternity Service
[Shabait] Keren -As a result of the sustainable awareness raising campaigns the number of pregnant women delivering at health facilities in Afabet is increasing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Fistula Treatment
[Shabait] Mendefera -Dr. Habte Hailemelekot, Gynecologist, indicated that the Fistula Center at the Southern region Referral Hospital is conducting commendable Fistula treatment for patients coming from all over the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Seminar On Augmenting Voluntary Blood Donation
[Shabait] Asmara -The National Blood Transfusion Center conducted seminar on 3 October to 300 staff members of the Central region administration with a view to augment voluntary bold donation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Malaria Prevalence Reduces
[Shabait] Mendefera -The prevalence of Malaria and other communicable diseases has significantly been reduced in the Tserona sub zone. According to Erina, the prevalence of malaria at the subzone was reduced by 90% and the prevalence of communicable diseases due to lack of environmental sanitation by 75%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Malaria Prevalence Reduces
[Shabait] Mendefera -The prevalence of Malaria and other communicable diseases has significantly been reduced in the Tserona sub zone. According to Erina, the prevalence of malaria at the subzone was reduced by 90% and the prevalence of communicable diseases due to lack of environmental sanitation by 75%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: 4th Conference On Pharmacovigilance Concludes
[Shabait] Asmara -The 4th Conference on Pharmacovigilance which was held 29 and 30 September under a theme "Drug Surveillance, for Better Result" has concluded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: 4th Conference On Pharmaco Vigilance
[Shabait] Asmara -The 4th Conference on Pharmacovigilance commenced in Asmara yesterday at the NCEW Hall under the theme, "Drug Surveillance, for a Better Result". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Achievement in Controlling Communicable Diseases
[Shabait] Asmara -The community based environmental sanitation popular campaigns that has been initiated since 2008 in the Central region has significantly contributed in controlling the prevalence of communicable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Health Service Provision
[Shabait] Assab -Commendable medical services are being provided in Igiroli administrative area of the Ara-Eta subzone, residents witnessed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Seminar On Controlling Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Mendefera -The Mai-Aini Community Hospital recently conducted a seminar to village health representatives aimed at controlling the prevalence of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Seminar On Controlling Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Mendefera -The Mai-Aini Community Hospital recently conducted a seminar to village health representatives aimed at controlling the prevalence of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Tuberculosis Prevalence On Decline
[Shabait] Asmara -Sister Natsinet Gebreyohanes, head of TB and Leprosy Control in the Ministry of Health branch in the Central region, reported that owing to the integrated effort and sustainable awareness raising programs the prevalence of TB has been reduced by 90%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea:Tuberculosis Prevalence On Decline
[Shabait] Asmara -Sister Natsinet Gebreyohanes, head of TB and Leprosy Control in the Ministry of Health branch in the Central region, reported that owing to the integrated effort and sustainable awareness raising programs the prevalence of TB has been reduced by 90%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Torturing Detainees Is Immoral and Ineffective, Says UN Human Rights Chief
Eritreans protesting in Tel Aviv. Credit: Jillian Kestler-D’Amours/IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 2017 (IPS)A Manual for Investigative Interviewing to abolish torture among detainees suspected of crime is in the pipeline, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said today. At an event held on the sidelines of the General Assembly, Al Hussein slammed the practice of torture and called upon countries to abolish it entirely. In recent years, numerous studies have shown that information obtained through torture is not reliable, and from the interrogator’s perspective, even cou...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Eritrea: Number of Health Professionals Increases
[Shabait] Asmara -Owing to the substantial investment made the number of health professionals in different capacities has increased by over 400%, according to Dr. Berhane Debru, Act/D. G. Policy, Planning and Human Resources Development at the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Livestock Vaccination in Gala-Nefhi
[Shabait] Asmara -Around 54 thousand livestock were vaccinated in Gala-Nefhi sub-zone with a view to ensure their health, according to a report by, Mr. Habtemariam Amenay, head of agriculture at the subzone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Number of Voluntary Blood Donors Increasing
[Shabait] Mendefera -The Chairman of the Voluntary Blood Donors Association in the Southern region, reported that the number of voluntary blood donors in the region is increasing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Maternity Center Under Construction
[Shabait] Keren -A modern maternity center worth over 50 million Nakfa is under construction in the premises of Keren Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: National Association of Public Health Founding Congress
[Shabait] Asmara -The National Association of Public Health held founding Congress on 26 August at the Asmara Palace Hotel here in the capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Immunization Program
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Health branch in the Central region reported that commendable vaccination programs have been conducted through strong cooperation with stakeholder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Seminar On Preventing Eye Infections
[Shabait] Barentu -A seminar on preventing eye infections that may occur due to harmful practices was conducted in Barentu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Malaria Control
[Shabait] Afabet -According to the report from the Afabet Hospital commendable effort is being exerted to control and eradicate the malaria prevalence through concerted awareness raising and environmental sanitation programs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Anseba Region - Distribution of Anti-Trachoma Medicine
[Shabait] Keren -Anti-trachoma medicine has been provided since March to the resident of the Anseba region and that so far 90% of the residents have received the medication, according to Mr. Michael Teklay, head of non-communicable diseases prevention and control at Health Ministry's branch in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Mortality During Delivery Significantly Declining
[Shabait] Massawa -The sustainable awareness raising campaigns and health service in Mahimeme, Qarora sub-zone, has significantly contributed in the reduction of communicable diseases in general and that of mothers' mortality during pregnancy and delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Eritrea: Biet-Meka'e Communal Hospital Being Upgraded
[Shabait] Asmara -Efforts are being exerted to upgrade Biet-Meka'e Communal Hospital so as enable it provide comprehensive services, according to Dr. Tesegereda Mehari, head of the Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Central Region - National Malaria Prevention Week
[Shabait] Asmara -National Malaria Prevention Week that has been underway at a national level in the Central region was concluded on 6th August in an event held in Serejeka under the theme "Let's Ensure Our Health by Preventing Malaria". (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Ghinda'e - Committee for Maternal and Child Safety
[Shabait] Massawa, 03 August- A committee whose mandate is to increase awareness of mothers in the prenatal and antenatal issues has been established in Ghinda'e sub-zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 4, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Global Health: Only Six Nations Have Evaluated Readiness for Global Pandemic
A World Bank-sponsored study found that wealth countries Finland, Saudi Arabia and the United States and poor nations Eritrea, Pakistan and Tanzania had gone through assessments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Third World and Developing Countries World Bank Source Type: news

"Palimpsest scar" lesions in a context of torture (Darfur, Sudan) - Charlier P, Bou Abdallah F, Mostefai Dulac Y, Deo S, Jacqueline S, Brun L, Herve C.
BACKGROUND: As a result of the current exponentially growing refugee population from the Middle-East and East Africa (Sudan, Darfur, Eritrea), clinicians (including forensic pathologists) are seeing atypical skin lesions, mainly of a traumatic nature, but ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Eritrea: Workshop On Mercury's Side Effect
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Land, Water and Environment in collaboration with the UN Institute of Training and Research organized a workshop from 25 to 26 July on the side effect of mercury. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Delivery in Hospitals Increases in NRS
[Shabait] Massawa -The number of pregnant women who give birth in health facilities in the Northern Red Sea region has showed a dramatic increment, according to reports from Family and Community Health Unit in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa
Children in the town of Embetyo, Eritrea. Credit: OCHA/Gemma ConnellBy IPS World DeskROME, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are “a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought.” See: East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock DeadPope Francis speaking at FAO in 2014. Credit: FA...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Eritrea: Despite Some Humanitarian Progress in Eritrea, UN Relief Official Urges Continued Aid to Tackle Hunger
[UN News] The humanitarian situation in Eritrea - which is quite isolated and off the media radars - is "on a positive trajectory" but international donors need to give malnourishment and food insecurity continued attention, a senior United Nations relief official today said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Despite some humanitarian progress in Eritrea, UN relief official urges continued aid to tackle hunger
The humanitarian situation in Eritrea – which is quite isolated and off the media radars – is “ on a positive trajectory ” but international donors need to give malnourishment and food insecurity continued attention, a senior United Nations relief official today said. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: UN Delegation Lauds Eritrea's Achievement in Health Sector
[Shabait] Asmara -A UN delegation currently on a working visit to Eritrea has lauded the effort the nation is exerting in the health sector within the context of the Lasting Development Goals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: International Fistula Day Observed
[Shabait] Asmara -International Fistula Day was observed on 4 July at national level in Mendefera featuring various programs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news