Eritrea WHO Country Office


  • Eritrea observes the African Vaccination Week and successfully implements the tOPV-bOPV switch The African vaccine week in Eritrea was observed from 25-30 April, 2016 at national level in all zobas focusing more on polio eradication endgame and the importance of quality of vaccination.  The service provided was to strengthen the routine immunization programmes in the country by increasing public awareness on the importance of every person’s right to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases at set times and schedules. Its purpose was to keep immunization coverage high and sustained at national and sub-national…
  • Eritrea Hosted the 2016 Advanced course on Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management The East African Advanced Course on Pharmacovigilance was held in Asmara, Eritrea from 10th to 16th April 2016 under the theme “Developing Proactive Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies in East Africa”. This course brought together 81 participants from 10 African countries acting in their individual capacities as experts and/or stakeholders in pharmacovigilance (PV) in Africa and six countries from Asia, USA and Europe. 
  • United Nations Eritrea Newsletter - December 2015 Year 2015 marks an important milestone for the United Nations. It is the year when the UN turned 70. It is inspir-ing to watch, read and be part of the organization’s achievements. Eritrea opened its doors to the UN in 1992 and over the years, the organization has built good work-ing relations with the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) and supported its development priorities.
  • Honorable Minister of Health visits WHO Country Office for Eritrea Hon. Minister of Health, Mrs Amina Nurhussien made official visit to the WHO Country Office for Eritrea. The aim of the visit was to review ongoing collaboration between MOH and WHO;  and explore new ways of strengthening collaboration in order to further improve the health outcomes of the people of Eritrea. The Hon. Minister was accompanied on the visit by Dr Andom O. Director General of policy and planning and Dr Ghirmai Tesfaslasie, advisor on International Relations.
  • Eritrea introduced Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine into EPI Programme Eritrea launched the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV-13) in to routine immunization program. The event which took place at Villagio Community Hospital was attended by officials of MOH, UN, Health Workers, Journalists and the General Public. Pneumococcal disease is one of the leading vaccine-preventable killers of young children world wide. It killed more than 500,000 children younger than five years of age in 2008 alone. Approximately, 90% of these deaths occurred in the developing world.