Eritrea: Antimicrobial Resistance - Eritrea Conducts a Consensus Building Workshop On a Five Year National Action Plan
[WHO] WHO jointly with MOH and line ministries held a consensus building workshop on the national Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance on February 2019 at the National Confederation of Eritrean workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Program Implementation in Eritrea
[WHO] Cervical cancer occurs when the cells of the cervix grow abnormally and invade other tissues and organs of the body. When it is invasive, this cancer affects the deeper tissues of the cervix and may have spread to other parts of the body. Cervical cancer is caused through acquisition of HPV virus (Human Papillomavirus) when a woman is sexually active and the virus has been acquired. Some women then develop pre cancer lesions but in about 66% to 70% of these women, the body normally clears it away. However, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Crtical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Critical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: TB Control Day Observed At Regional Level
[Shabait] Mendefera -TB Control Day was observed at Southern region level in Segeneity on 21 March. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: International Day of Down Syndrome Observance
[Shabait] Asmara -The International Day of Down Syndrome was observed with various activities here in the capital, Asmara.Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the National Association of Autism and Down Syndrome, Let. Col. Berhane Bokretsion said that the International Day of Down Syndrome is being observed for the 11th time worldwide and for the 3rd time at national level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea Hosts the Regional Expanded Programme for Immunization Meeting
[WHO] The Minister of Health, H.E. Ms. Amina Nurhussien opened the three-day annual Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI) Managers meeting for East and Southern Africa (ESA) in Asmara in 18 March 2019, where over 240 participants from 20 countries and immunization partners are joining efforts to strengthen immunization service delivery in the region . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Annual Meeting of EPI Managers for East and Southern African Countries
[Shabait] Asmara -A three-day conference of East and Southern African countries' EPI Managers opened today, 18 March at Asmara Palace Hotel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Workshop On Antimicrobial Resistance
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Health in cooperation with various government institutions and stakeholders organized a consensus building workshop on 27 February here in Asmara to discuss on the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Dekemhare Hospital to Expand Health Services
[Shabait] Dekemhare -The Dekemhare hospital reported that effort is being exerted to expand eye and dental treatment services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Cataract Surgery in Dekemhare Sub-Zone
[Shabait] Dekemhare -The Ministry of Health branch in the Southern region in cooperation with the National Blindness Prevention is conducting cataract surgery in the Dekemhare sub-zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Seminar On Prevention of Harmful Practices
[Shabait] Barentu -A seminar was organized recently in Kerkebet sub-zone, Gash Barka region, with the objective of eradicating the harmful practices that have been physically and psychologically affecting children and women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Call for Proper Use of Medicines
[Shabait] Keren -The head of Pharmacy in the Anseba region, Pharmacist Hagos Zerahaimanot called for proper use of medicines. Mr. Hagos underlined that applying medicines that are not prescribed by professionals could cause serious health consequence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Effort to Meet Demands of Health Institutions
[Shabait] Massawa -Ms. Amina Nurhussien, Minister of Health stated that extra effort will be exerted to meet the demands of health institutions with the necessary resources and construction of infrastructures. Ms. Amina made the comment during an activity assessment meeting conducted on 31 January in the port city of Massawa, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: NRS - Successful Measles and Rubella Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Massawa. -At an assessment meeting conducted in Massawa on 17 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Northern Red Sea region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Southern Region - Malaria Prevalence Declines By 54 Percent
[Shabait] Mendefera -Owing to the active involvement of health practitioners, the community and partners, the Ministry of Health branch of the Southern region stated that compared to the previous year the prevalence of malaria decreased by 54% in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Successful Measles and Rubella Vaccination
[Shabait] Barentu -At an assessment meeting conducted in Barentu on 13 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Gash Barka region through strong participation of the public and stakeholders. The vaccination program was conducted from 21 to 30 November 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Ethiopian Medical Doctors Group Arrives in Asmara
[Shabait] Asmara -Ethiopian medical doctors group comprising 35 newly graduates and five experienced doctors arrived in Asmara on 30 December to provide free medical service. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The association between perceived social support and posttraumatic stress symptoms among Eritrean and Sudanese male asylum seekers in Israel - Nakash O, Nagar M, Shoshani A, Lurie I.
We investigated the combined effect of the severity of exposure to traumatic events and perceived social support on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among male asylum seekers in Israel. A convenience sample of 90 men who sought asylum from Eri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea Observed World Aids Day 2018
[WHO] World AIDS Day 2018 was observed in Eritrea on 1 December 2018 under the theme "Know your Status" in Keren at the stadium with enthusiasm. This year was the 30th anniversary to mark the day. The event was started with a very detailed, clear, attractive and educative presentation on current situation of HIV/AIDS both at global and national levels, by Dr Araya Berhane, Head of the communicable diseases control division. He emphasized to participants the take home message of 'Know your status' - everyone to u (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: The Ministry of Health Eritrea Launches the National Measles Rubella Vaccination and Vitamin a Supplementation Campaign for Children Under 15
[WHO] After months of preparation, MOH together with their partners WHO and UNICEF conducted a National Measles Rubella vaccination campaign from the 19 to 30 November 2018. The launch of the event was at Asmara Community Hospital. The main objectives were to introduce new Measles Rubella vaccine, a pathway for measles elimination in the country and a proved way to minimize occurrence of neonatal rubella syndrome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Launch of Measles and Rubella Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Asmara -The measles and rubella vaccination program and distribution of Vitamin A was officially launched today 21 November at a ceremony conducted at the Asmara Community Hospital in the presence of senior government officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: International Antibacterial Week Will Be Observed Nationwide
[Shabait] Asmara -International Antibacterial Week will be observed nationwide from 12 to 18 November with a view to increase public understanding of the application of antibiotic medicine. The initiative is being organized by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Barentu Referral Hospital Providing Commendable Services
[Shabait] Barentu -Dr. Yacob Hassan, Medical Director of the Barentu Referral Hospital, indicated that the hospital is working to provide efficient health services to the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Commendable Effort to Eradicate Trachoma
[Shabait] Keren -The Ministry of Health reported that strong effort is being exerted to eradicate the prevalence of Trachoma by 2021. The report was made at a meeting conducted in Keren from 22 to 24 October. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Eritrea Makes Impressive Progress On Maternal and Neonatal Health, With UNFPA Support
[UNFPA] Mendefera Southern Region -Eritrea's impressive gains in improving maternal and neonatal health were the focus of a one-day visit to health facilities in the Southern Region by UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme), Dereje Wordofa, as well as Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, and Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov, UNFPA Director of Programme Division. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea Makes Impressive Progress On Maternal and Neonatal Health, With UNFPA Support
[UNFPA] Mendefera Southern Region -Eritrea's impressive gains in improving maternal and neonatal health were the focus of a one-day visit to health facilities in the Southern Region by UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme), Dereje Wordofa, as well as Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, and Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov, UNFPA Director of Programme Division. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Eritrea:Material Contribution to Orotta National Referral Hospital
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals residing in Minnesota, USA, contributed several hospital beds to Orotta National Refferal Hospital, report indicates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Commendable Health Service Provision
[Shabait] Keren -Report indicates that commendable activities have been conducted in Hagaz sub-zone aimed at controlling communicable diseases and ensure the health of the public. The report was made at a meeting conducted on 5 October in which area administrators and stakeholders took. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:World Breastfeeding Week 2018 Observed
[WHO] World Breastfeeding Week 2018 was observed in Eritrea under the theme, "Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life" at BERIK sub-region on 3 August 2018 in Erirea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Eritrea:Commendable Blindness Prevention Effort
[Shabait] Masawa -As part of the effort to control blindness, the Ministry of Health in cooperation with partners over the past five years conducted eye surgeries on 3856 patients and distributed eye glasses to over 6353nationals in the Northern Red Sea region, according to report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Life on the margins: the experiences of sexual violence and exploitation among Eritrean asylum-seeking women in Israel - Gebreyesus T, Sultan Z, Ghebrezghiabher HM, Tol WA, Winch PJ, Davidovitch N, Surkan PJ.
BACKGROUND: Eritrean migrants in Israel, the majority of whom are seeking asylum, have limited access to institutional support. While the temporary group protection granted to Eritreans by Israel ensures that they are not deported, it does not confer perma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Eritrea:Material Support to Denden Camp Hospital
[Shabait] Asmara -59 Eritrean nationals in Cincinnati, the US, organized in "Martyrs Trust Association" and other two nationals have contributed material support to the Denden War Disabled Veterans Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Eritrean Pharmaceutical Association Held Conference
[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Pharmaceutical Association conducted conference on 30 June under the theme "25 Years of Professional Commitment" in connection with Jubilee anniversary of its establishment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Commendable Dental Service
[Shabait] Massawa -Dental clinic set up in Massawa city in 2011 is contributing significantly in alleviating the existed health problem, head of the clinic Dr. Nazrawi Mehari underscored. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Workshop On Non-Communicable Diseases
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Health organized a workshop on non-communicable diseases from 12 to 13 June with the objective to increase the understanding of the stakeholders on the status of the diseases and conduct integrated effort in controlling them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Seminar On Prevention of Communicable Diseases
[Shabait] Asmara -The Department of Tourism in Southern region organized a week-long seminar on the prevention of communicable diseases with particular focus on HIV/AIDS in Dekemhare city. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea:Voluntary Blood Donation
[Shabait] Mendefera -In a bid to augment the blood reserve of the National Blood Transfusion Center, the Adi-Keih Colleges of Arts and Social Science and Business and Economics students and lecturers voluntarily donated blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Breaking the Silence On Menstruation
[IDS] Menstrual Hygiene day on May 28th aims to help break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential. It supports and promotes the integration of MHM into global, national and local policies, programmes and projects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Symposium On Health Issue
[Shabait] Asmara -Symposium on health issues was held at the Adi-Guaedad health center, in Gala-Nafhi sub-zone in the Central region, in connection with the 27th Independence Day anniversary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mass-drug administration curbs scabies for asylum seekers in the Netherlands
(PLOS) In a new article published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sofanne J. Ravensbergen of the University of Groningen, and colleagues, found that a scabies intervention program (SIP) was effective in reducing the severity of scabies when introduced to the newly arrived Eritrean and Ethiopian asylum seekers who volunteered to take part in the program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential
Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.By Tianyi LuoWASHINGTON DC, May 11 2018 (IPS)Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a good thing for the economy, it challenges nations—particularly ones that are water-stressed—to better manage their limited water resources and invest in the right energy systems.Power generatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tianyi Luo Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Eritrea:Commendable Eye Surgery in Massawa
[Shabait] Massawa -The Sudanese Ophthalmologists group 'Albeser" conducted commendable eye surgery from 3 to 6 May for 325 patients in Massawa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Commendable Achievement in Controlling Malaria
[Shabait] Keren -Thanks to a sustainable popular campaign, environmental sanitation and redressing activities conducted in the Halhal sub zone, the prevalence of malaria has significantly declined. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Effort to Develop Traditional Medicines
[Shabait] Asmara -Mr. Eyasu Bahta, director of the National Medicine and Consumer Goods Safety Control at the Ministry of Health, indicated that the Ministry of Health is exerting effort to develop traditional medicines and taking corrective measures on the harmful practices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Tserona Sub Zone - Malaria Prevalence Declines By 75%
[Shabait] Mendefera -Owing to the active awareness raising campaigns conducted and the involvement of health practitioners in the Tserona sub zone, commendable result has been registered in controlling and preventing the prevalence of communicable diseases and that of malaria in particular, report indicates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea:Effort to Meet Human Resources Demand
[Shabait] Mendefera -The Mendefera School of Assistant Nurses is exerting strong effort to meet the demand of human resources of health facilities. The comment was made by Mr. Bereket Fesehaye, director of the school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:Health Facilities Become Beneficiaries of Solar Energy System
[Shabait] Massawa -The health facilities in the administrative areas of Derbushet and Jemhile, Dahlak sub-zone, have become beneficiaries of solar energy system, according to Mr. Woldu Haileab, expert of solar energy technology at the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea:International Health Day Marked in Eritrea
[Shabait] Dr. Andebrhan Tesfatsion, Acting Director General of Public Health in the Health Ministry, explained that Eritrea is striving to realize the objectives of the Universal Health Coverage and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news