Ethiopia: Food and Healthcare in War-Torn Tigray - Preliminary Insights Into What's At Stake
[The Conversation Africa] It is now over two months since a war broke out in Tigray between the regional government and the federal government of Ethiopia. The military hostilities have led to a sudden disruption in essential services and endangered the lives and wellbeing of around 6 million residents and over 100,000 Eritrean refugees sheltered in the region. It's estimated that 2.2 million people - close to a third of the regional population - have been internally displaced. At least 56,000 citizens, mainly women and children, h (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Mental Illness and Disorders - a Snapshot
[Shabait] Mental illnesses (also sometimes referred to as mental disorders) are conditions that affect an individual's thinking, feelings, moods, and behaviors. They are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities. Ranging in duration from temporary or occasional to long-lasting (which is called chronic), mental illnesses can impact an individual's ability to function, substantially interfere with or limit major life activities, or affect how one relates to and interact (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: United Nations Agencies Deliver Lifeline Food Assistance to 25,000 Eritrean Refugees in Tigray
[WFP] Eritrean refugees in two camps in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia received a month's worth of food supplies through a joint distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Ethiopia's Agency for Refugees and Returnee Affairs (ARRA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Announcement From the Ministry of Health
[Shabait] Forty five patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers (9) and out-patient services (36) in hospitals in Asmara, Central Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea - Insight Into Tuberculosis (TB)
[Shabait] Last week, Sister Hiwet Neguse, Head of the National Tuberculosis (TB) Controlling Program at Eritrea's Ministry of Health, revealed that Eritrea has made considerable progress in combating TB over the past several decades. This news is extremely positive and highly encouraging. It is worth noting, as well, that it comes not too long after recent reports were shared revealing that the country had achieved great success in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In the following few paragraphs, I provide a brief introd (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2020: A Yet More Devastating Year Closes With At Least Some Signs Of Hope
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the media on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Despite its grim record of multiple natural disasters and a deepening climate crisis, one could be forgiven for looking back on 2019 with a degree of nostalgia. There is no disguising the extent of the calamity wrought this year by COVID-19, yet as we approach the end of 2020 we may also draw strength from positive developments emerging. No review of 2020, as seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migratio Source Type: news

Eritrea: Announcement From the Ministry of Health
[Shabait] Thirty patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Q/Centers in Central, Anseba and Gash Barka Regions as well as standard tests conducted in Asmara for nationals prior to their scheduled travel abroad on a Charter Flight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Voluntary Blood Donation
[Shabait] Massawa, 17 December 2020- Government employees in the port city of Massawa voluntarily donated 650 bags of blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Significant Reduction in TB Incidence Rate
[Shabait] Asmara, 15 December 2020 - Tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate in Eritrea has significantly reduced in the last 10 years, Sister Hiwet Neguse, head of national TB controlling program at the Ministry of Health stated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Getting to Zero - Eritrea's Battle Against HIV/Aids
[Shabait] On 1 December last week, World Aids Day was commemorated around the globe. In Eritrea, where the special day was marked for the 29th time, several events were organized, while Eritrea Profile also featured a number of articles in connection with the day (including "World AIDS Day: Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility" and "World AIDS Day Observed Nationwide"). An important theme running through both the organized events and the media articles was recognition and celebration of Eritrea's HIV-related pro (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: World Aids Day - Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility
[Shabait] World AIDS Day was observed on December 1st under the theme 'Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility.' As the world is in the midst of a health crisis caused by COVID-19, it was emphasized at this year's observance that the maintenance of essential HIV services should be given due consideration alongside the urgent response to COVID-19. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the world that HIV has not gone away - there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice an (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: World Aids Day Observed Nationwide
[Shabait] Asmara, 01 December 2020 - Encouraging outcome is being registered from the fight against HIV/AIDS infection, Sister Nigsti Tesfamicael, head of HIV/AIDS and STDs Control Unit at the Ministry of Health stated. She made the comment in an interview she conducted with Erina, in connection with the World AIDS Day, marked today 1 December. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations says food has now run out for the nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea who have been sheltering... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region bombed Eritrean capital, Tigray leader says
Rebellious forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region fired rockets at the airport in Eritrea's capital Asmara on Saturday evening, their... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region claims responsibility for Eritrea strike
Reported rocket strikes near Asmara’s International Airport raise fears of wider conflict in Horn of Africa (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diplomats: Rockets fired at Eritrea amid Ethiopian conflict
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rockets were fired at Eritrea's capital on Saturday, diplomats said, as the deadly fighting in Ethiopia's northern... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Why It's Necessary to Focus on Gender to Stop Malnutrition
[Gain] The Federal Republic of Ethiopia is a land-locked country flanked by Eritrea  to the north,  Djibouti  to the northeast,  Somalia  to the east,  Kenya  to the south,  South Sudan  to the west and  Sudan  to the northwest. With a population of more than 109 million people as of 2019, the country is the 12 th most populated country in the world, and after Nigeria, the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Announcement From the Ministry of Health
[Shabait] Four patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Adibara (2), and, Shambuqo (2) in Gash Barka Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of postpartum depression among postpartum mothers in central region, Eritrea: a health facility based survey - Gebregziabher NK, Netsereab TB, Fessaha YG, Alaza FA, Ghebrehiwet NK, Sium AH.
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mood disorder that occurs within the first 12  months after delivery. It affects 20 to 40% of women living in the low-income countries. In resource limited countries discovering the predictors of PPD is importa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: First WHO Interregional Training Workshop On Ensuring the Quality of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Tci) Products, 14-16 October 2020
[WHO] To strengthen the role of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative medicine (TCI), WHO conducted its first interregional online training workshop on ensuring the quality of TCI products. The workshop was focused on ensuring quality of TCI products from patient safety perspective, through policy and regulation, and through research. The workshop, attended by 20 Member States (out of which around 50% were from the African region), commenced on Wednesday, 14th of October 2020 at 12:00noon CEST. The Eritrea (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia Resist Camp Closure Amid Covid-19 Fears
[The New Humanitarian] Addis Ababa -- 'If the government tells us to go, then we have no choice but to go.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Effort to Control Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Barentu -- Effort is underway to control malaria prevalence in Golij sub-zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Praiseworthy Effort to Control Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Asmara -- The head of Malaria control at the Ministry of Health, Mr. Selam Mihreteab reported that praiseworthy effort has been conducted to control and eradicate the prevalence of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Announcement From the Ministry of Health
[Shabait] Three patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at the Quarantine Center in the environs of Serha; Southern Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Effort to Control Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Keren -- Commendable effort is being exerted to control the prevalence of malaria in Anseba region. The report was made by the Ministry of Health branch in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN Chief Warns of Deadly Germs as Potential Bioterrorist Weapons
Credit: United NationsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December. Providing a grim economic scenario of the devastation caused by the pandemic– including rising poverty, hunger and unemployment– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of the possibility of an even worse disaster: the risks of bioterrorist attacks deploying deadly germs. He said it has already shown some of the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Eritrea: Youth Volunteers in Eritrea Ensure Young People Are Protected Against COVID-19 Pandemic
[UNFPA] Asmara -Youth ambassador Medhanie, 18, has made it his personal responsibility to ensure that young people are safe from the COVID-19 pandemic, by sharing information and asking them to stay at home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Psychological resilience and current stressful events as potential mediators between adverse childhood experiences and depression among college students in Eritrea - Kelifa MO, Yang Y, Herbert C, He Q, Wang P.
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are well recognized remote risks for adulthood depression. However, proximal processes for this relationship is still an ongoing research endeavor, particularly among college students living in resource-limi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea Flattens Curve in Less Than Two Months
[Nation] Eritrea on Friday claimed that it had brought the number of coronavirus infections down to zero, becoming the first East African country to win the battle against the deadly disease, at least for now. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa
Angola, Eritrea and Uganda confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, while Mauritius recorded its first death as the virus spreads across Africa despite measures by governments to hold it back. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eritrea: College of Medicine and Health Science Commences Post Graduate Studies
[Shabait] Asmara -The College of Medicine and Health Science reported that it has finalized preparation to commence post graduate studies. The report was made at a lunching ceremony conducted today, 25 January, at the Asmara Palace Hotel in the presence of Ms. Amina Nurhussen, Minister of Health, Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Gebreab and experts from the Buffet Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: 25th Congress of Eritrean Medical Association
[Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Medical Association held its 25th congress today, 18 January, at Asmara Palace Hotel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CAD4TB: Artificial Iintelligence for Tuberculosis Detection Globally
Is it possible to screen thousands of people for tuberculosis using artificial intelligence in a country where internet barely exists? It is with CAD4TB. As of October, this innovative software is used to screen people for TB in even the remotest areas of Eritrea. It has been developed by Dutch company Thirona in collaboration with the also Dutch Delft Imaging Systems. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - December 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Eritrea: WHO Eritrea and European Union Collaboration Meeting
[WHO] Today, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Eritrea, Mr Gabor Iklody accompanied by Elisabetta Pietrobon, head of political, press and information section who recently arrived in Eritrea paid an official working visit to WHO Office in Asmara. Dr Martins Ovberedjo, WHO Representative to Eritrea gave them a warm welcome and held a fruitful collaborative meeting with them that focused on strengthening health partnership between EU and WHO to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sustainab (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea Observed World Aids Day 2019
[WHO] World AIDS Day 2019 was observed in Eritrea on 30 November 2019 under the theme "Communities make the difference" in Asmara at the Orotta conference hall with enthusiasm. This year was the 25th anniversary to mark the day in Eritrea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: National Meningitis Vaccination Program Commences
[Shabait] Asmara -The National Meningitis Vaccination program and distribution of vitamin 'A' commenced today, 15 November in the presence of senior Government officials, representatives of UN offices in Eritrea and stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Never Stops Worrying
I am afraid for Dr. Tedros’ safety. The World Health Organization Director-General and I are walking from the WHO’s midtown-Manhattan offices to the nearby U.N. campus, where Tedros is participating in the U.N. General Assembly. As we cross avenues amid a chorus of honking horns, Tedros is so intent on answering my questions, rarely breaking eye contact, that he appears not to notice traffic lights changing and cyclists whizzing past at alarming proximity. His staff and I breathe a collective sigh of relief when he arrives at the U.N. unscathed. It should come as no surprise that the man at the helm of the worl...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized climate change health World Health Organization Source Type: news

Eritrea: Cardiac Surgery On Children
[Shabait] Asmara -Successful cardiac surgery on children was carried out at Orotta Referral Hospital from 13 to 20 November by foreign medical doctors alongside their Eritrean counterparts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: 'Himalayan Cataract Project' Conducting Eye Surgery
[Shabait] Asmara -The 'Himalayan Cataract Project' Ophthalmologists team is conducting eye surgery in Eritrea since 10 November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: SRS - 2nd Congress of Voluntary Blood Donors
[Shabait] Assab -The Voluntary Blood Donors Association in the Southern Red Sea region conducted its 2nd congress on 26 October. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa ’s Investment Drive Gathers Pace
Africa Investment Forum 2018By Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Oct 18 2019 (IPS) Headwinds are blowing amid IMF warnings of a “synchronised slowdown” in global economic growth, yet Africa’s investment drive is still gathering pace, supported by intense international competition in development finance. Despite the global slowdown, 19 sub-Saharan countries are among nearly 40 emerging markets and developing economies forecast by the IMF to maintain GDP growth rates above 5 percent this year. Particularly encouraging for Africa is that its present growth leaders are richer in innovation than natural resources. Wh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Peace TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Participation in Voluntary Blood Donation
[Shabait] Barentu -The Voluntary Blood Donors Association in the Gash Barka region reported that as a result of growing awareness of the public the number of voluntary blood donors in the region is on the rise. The report was made at second congress of the association on 15 October in Barentu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea - Traditional Medicine Research Dissemination Workshop
[WHO] WHO jointly with MOH had conducted a research dissemination workshop on 30 September 2019 at Orotta hospital conference hall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: World Sight Day Observed
[Shabait] Asmara -World Sight Day was observed on 9 October at the premises of the College of Health and Health Science under the theme "Priority to Eye Sight". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Training On Who Triple Drug Therapy for Lymphatic Filariasis Provided in Eritrea
[WHO] WHO Eritrea has provided a training to over 35 health workers as part of strengthening their capacities in the control and elimination of the disease lymphatic filariasis at the conference hall of the National confederation of Eritrean Workers from 30 September up to 4 October 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eye Surgery On 442 Nationals in Adi Keih
[Shabait] Mendefera -The Ministry of Health in cooperation with the Sudanese Ophthalmologists team 'Albeser" has conducted commendable eye surgery for 442 patients in Adi-Keih Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here Are All the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners
The 2019 Nobel Prize announcements are underway this week, with the first prize, in the category of physiology or medicine, going to a trio of scientists for their work on cells’ ability to sense and react to oxygen availability. The Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry and literature have been announced and the prizes in peace and economic sciences will follow over the next few days. The awards are a recognition of work that advances each of the respective fields. Nobel winners are given a medal, a certificate and a cash award of about $900,000 (when multiple people win a single Nobel, they typically split the cash awa...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized nobels onetime Research Success19 Source Type: news

Eritrea: WHO Eritrea and China Collaboration Meeting
[WHO] Dr Martins Ovberedjo, WHO Representative to Eritrea and Chinese Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, Mr Yang Zigang held a collaboration meeting on health development support to the state of Eritrea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Founding Congress of Eritrean Anesthetists' Association
[Shabait] Asmara -The founding congress of the Eritrean Anesthetists' Association (ERIAA) was conducted yesterday, 14 September at the Asmara Palace Hotel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Joint Working Visit to the Southern Region Health Facilities By MoH, WHO and UNFPA
[WHO] The Honorable Minister of Health of the state of Eritrea, Mrs Amina Nurhussein extended invitation to WHO Representative to Eritrea, Dr Martins Ovberedjo and UNFPA Representative to Eritrea, Ms. Marielle Sander to visit identified health facilities in the southern region health facilities' of Eritrea on Friday 6 September 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news