Eritrea WHO Country Office


  • 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.
  • Eritrea conducts Country Capacity Assessment on Health Disaster Risk Management The Eritrean  Ministry of Health  conducted an assessment of the country capacity on the health Disaster Risk Management (DRM). This is a key step in the implementation of the Regional Health Sector DRM strategy as its findings will help develop DRM Road Map to operationalize Regional Strategy at country level.
  • Training of Trainers workshop on WHO Package for Essential Non Communicable Diseases The WHO Package for Essential NCD (PEN) interventions provides policy and technical guidance on a core set of essential interventions for prevention and control of NCDs through a  Primary Health Care approach. The interventions that have been selected are evidence based and affordable even for low resource settings. Eritrea was one of the countries selected to test the package as a pilot project.
  • Ministry of Health: Initiating A New Approach to address the health Needs of Adolescent and Young People’s Health in Eritrea The Adolescents and Young People Health (AYPH) is one of the priorities of Government of Eritrea. The Adolescents and Young People (10 to 24 years) constitutes one third or 33.3% of the Eritrean population. To fulfill their health need the Eritrean Government has endorsed an Adolescent Policy in 2004 and developed a five year strategic plan recently in August 2014.