Eritrea WHO Country Office


  • Eritrea’s Journey from the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) to development of a five year National Action Plan for Health Security From 4-6 April, a strategic partnership for country planning consultation took place to develop Eritrea’s five year national action plan for health security at Hotel Asmara Palace. The main objective of the workshop was to clarify the need for a unified National Action Plan for Health Security.
  • Eritrea—Health Highlights on Antimicrobial Resistance Induction Workshop Eritrea conducted a workshop on Stakeholders on the process for the development and implementation of National Action Plan for the Prevention and Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance using the “One Health Approach” on April 2017 at Embassoira Hotel in Asmara.
  • Eritrea Joined the World celebrating World Health Day 2017 Eritrea joined the world celebrating World Health Day 2017. It was commemorated with lots of enthusiasm at national level at St. Mary Psychiatric Hospital under the theme “Depression, let’s talk” The highly participated event was observed for the 22nd times at national level and for the 68th at international level.
  • Capacity Building Workshop on AEFI Surveillance and Causality Assessment organized in Asmara The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the WHO Country Office held a workshop on Adverse Event Following Immunization Surveillance and Causality Assessment from 21 to 22 February 2017 at Embasoira Hotel in Asmara-Eritrea. The workshop was modelled on the standard of WHO causality assessment course to strengthen monitoring of adverse events following immunization (AEFI), but modified to suit the country requirements. The workshop covered basics of AEFI surveillance, reporting and recording of AEFI cases, investigation and sample collection, causality…
  • Eritrea observed World AIDS Day - 2016 Eritrea also joined the World commemorating World AIDS Day on 1 December 2016 at Orotta Conference Hall in Asmara under the theme “Hands up for HIV Prevention”. The commemoration was officially opened by the Director General of Public Health, Dr Andat Tefatsion, representing the Hon Minister of Health. In his speech, he said that Eritrea must continue to augment its existing programs and further promote effective initiatives and interventions in order to prevent new HIV infections even though it has…