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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

Eritrea: Health Science College Graduates 565 Students
[Shabait] Asmara -The College of Health Science, in its ninth commencement, graduated a total of 565 students including 256 females in different health disciplines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Seminar On Harmful Practice
[Shabait] Mendefera -Awareness raising seminar on harmful practices was organized in Mendefera on 13 June to members of the campaigning committee on combatting harmful practices affecting the overall health of women in the Southern region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Seminar On Maternal and Child Health
[Shabait] Ghinda -Seminar on maternity and child health was conducted on 04 June in Ghinda sub-zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Eritrea: Moh Launches 5 Years Health Strategic Plan
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Health has launched on 02 June health strategic plan of action for 2017-2021 in the presence of heads of different line ministries and national associations as well as representatives of the international organizations stationed in Eritrea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa – More than Just Conflicts, Corruption, Disasters
A woman in El Fasher, North Darfur, uses a Water Roller for easily and efficiently carrying water. Credit: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.By IPS World DeskROME, May 25 2017 (IPS)Natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts, widespread corruption and deep social inequalities have been so far a dramatic source for most news coverage when it comes to Africa, the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, which hosts 54 states spreading over 30 million square kilometres that are home to over 1.2 billion people. Nevertheless, an often neglected fact is that this vast continent with huge natura...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Eritrea: Training On Emergency Surgery
[Shabait] Keren -A three months long training program that aimed at conducting emergency surgery on pregnant women was recently provided in Keren Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Societal Awareness On Malaria Prevention
[Shabait] Massawa -Awareness raising programs aimed at enhancing societal awareness on the prevention of communicable diseases and particularly that of malaria was conducted in Nakfa sub-zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Malaria Prevalence On Decline
[Shabait] Mendefera -Mr. Yemane Haile, head of the Ministry of Health in the Southern region, reported that owing to the integrated effort exerted on the part of the health personnel and the concerned entities the prevalence of malaria has been reduced by 94%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Number of Blood Donors' Increases
[Shabait] Keren -The number of blood donors in the Anseba region has showed a dramatic growth, according to Mr. Mehari Abraha from the National Blood Transfusion Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Provision of Free Medical Service
[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Medical Association in partnership with its Italian counterpart provided free medical service to citizens working in places exposed to pollutant gases. The medical service was provided to citizens who are working in environmental sanitation and infrastructure activities as well as at Medeber in the Central region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases
[Shabait] Massawa -Mr. Fsehaye Ghergish, head of non-communicable diseases prevention and control unit in the Northern Red Sea region, said that concerted efforts that have been made to prevent and control non-combinable disease have born fruitful outcome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: International Malaria Day Observed
[Shabait] Asmara -The International Malaria Day was observed yesterday under the theme "Preventing Malaria: Let's Ensure Our Health". The event was held in Embadorho at national level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Immunization Program in Ghinda'e Sub-Zone
[Shabait] Massawa -The Ministry of Health is providing anti Bilharzia medicine to the residents of Ghinda'e sub-zone as a continuation of the ongoing efforts to prevent the prevalence of various communicable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Health Station in Kermed Rendering Commendable Service
[Shabait] Keren -The Kermed health station, Hagaz sub-zone, is reported is rendering commendable service especially in community sensitization and control of communicable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrean Medical Association Holds Conference
[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Medical Association held the 22nd conference recently at Asmara Palace Hotel. Heads of the Ministries of Health and Education as well as invited guests participated in the conference. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Voluntary Blood Donation in Massawa and Ghinda
[Shabait] Massawa -Over 400 students and civil servants in Massawa and Ghinda have voluntarily donated blood to the blood transfusion center in the region. According to reports from the Voluntary Blood Donors Association of the Northern Red Sea region, encouraging results have been registered in the campaigns carried out to increase the number of blood donors in the region. The association has also called on the society to understand the paramount importance of blood donation in saving lives and strengthen participation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: 'Al Beser' Provides Ophthalmology Service
[Shabait] Barentu -In line with the existing mutual cooperation and exchange of experience between the ministries of health of the State of Eritrea and Sudan, 'Al Beser', International Group of Sudanese Ophthalmologists, has provided Ophthalmology service in the Gash Barka region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Effort to Control Communicable Diseases
[Shabait] Asmara -An integrated effort is being made to control communicable diseases, Dr. Araya Berhane, the head of communicable diseases control at the Ministry of Health, said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Decline in Mother Mortality Rate During Delivery
[Shabait] Asmara -The mortality rate of mothers during delivery and death rate of children under 5 years of age is on the decline. The comment was made by Dr. Birhana Haile, head of Family and Community health at the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 1, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

MSF Report: Eritrean Refugees Dying En Route to Europe
A new report by MSF shows that thousands of people trying to flee Eritrea are suffering from inhumane, violent, and deadly treatment trying to reach European shores.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

MSF Report: Eritrean Refugees Dying En Route to Europe
Special reportMSF Report: Eritrean Refugees Dying En Route to EuropeFebruary 27, 2017FEBRUARY 27, 2017 —Thousands of people trying to flee Eritrea are suffering from inhumane, violent, and deadly treatment as the European Union increasingly collaborates with the governments of Eritrea, Libya, Sudan, and Ethiopia to stop them from reaching European shores, according to a new report by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Eritrea: Physiotherapy Center Making a Difference
[Shabait] Barentu -A Physiotherapy Center in Barentu Referral hospital is making a difference in alleviating health problems of a number of nationals. According to Mr. Berketet Abrham, Physiotherapy expert in the Referral Hospital, the center has been instrumental in treating various tissues and joints related diseases and rickets cases on children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Improved Maternity Service in Barentu Sub-Zone
[Shabait] Barentu -Nurse Temesgen Berhe, head of Barentu healthcare center, explained that the number of pregnant women who have been provided with efficient maternity service has been increasing along with the expansion of healthcare facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Efficient Healthcare Service in Ashara
[Shabait] Keren -Owing to concerted prevention actions so far taken in Ashara administrative area, Hagaz sub-zone, the prevalence of malaria, has in 2016 declined by 10% as compared to that of 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Achievement of Millennium Development Goals
[Shabait] Asmara -The effective realization of Millennium Development Goals attest to Eritrea's commitment and implementation capacity. The remarks were made by Ms. Amina Nur-husein, Minister of Health, during a meeting on 3rd of February in Assab. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Health Awareness Campaign
[Shabait] Asmara -Community-based environmental sanitation programs in Foro sub-zone are registering commendable outcome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news