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  • Eritrea Commemorates World Diabetes Day 2016 Eritrea observed the World Diabetes Day 2016 at Cinema Roma on the 12 November 2016 in Asmara under the theme “Eyes on Diabetes”. The ceremony began with students parade from Bahtimeske to Cinema Roma with banners and caps featuring key messages of the day.
  • 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…
  • Eritrea conducted the Joint External Evaluation on Implementation of IHR (2005) Eritrea conducted the Joint External Evaluation as part of the county’s implementation of International Health Regulations (2005) from 3 to 7 October 2016 at Orotta Conference Hall in Asmara. Presiding over the official opening of the workshop, Honorable minister of Health, Mrs Amina Nurhussien stressed the main objective of the workshop to review and evaluate the status of implementation of IHR (2005) jointly with the external evaluators from WHO. Hon. Minister highlighted some of Eritrea’s accomplishments with respect to IHR…
  • Eritrea has received an Award in EPI Eritrea received an award of recognition for its exceptional achievement for effective utilization of stock management for immunization services for the third time. The award was given during the 2nd ESAR Regional Immunization Supply Chain Management (ISCM) workshop in Uganda Entebbe 29 August -02 September 2016 for East and South African block countries by ESARO ISC.  This Award was presented to the Hon Minister of Health, during the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of implementation of IHR (2005).  Accordingly, the immunization…
  • Eritrea launched campaign to end Child Marriage A national conference aimed at launching a campaign to end child marriage in Eritrea was held at Hotel Asmara Palace in June 2016. The national launch was coordinated by the Ministry of Health, and a number of line ministries and other organizations like the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare, Ministry of Education, the national Union of Eritrean Women, and the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students participated actively. The launch was organized in partnership with the African Union…

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