Eritrea WHO Country Office


  • 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.
  • Sixth Essential National List of Medicines (ENLM) Review Consensus Workshop was kicked off Sixth ENLM Review Consensus Building workshop was held from 18 to 20 Nov. 2014 at Orotta Conference Hall. The objective of the workshop was to adopt a draft 6th edition on the list, taking into account the efficacy, safety, quality, cost-effectiveness of the medicines in the current context of the national health system.
  • Eritrea conducted Mid-Term review of Health Sector Strategic Development Plan (HSSDP) Based on the National Health Policy, the MOH developed the Health Sector Strategic Development Plan (HSSDP 2012-2016). It provides the guidance and priorities to move from policy to action and sets the overall objectives, strategies, outputs and targets that are to be attained. The HSSDP is implemented through Annual Operational Plans, specific for each level of service provision. It has been over two and half years since the HSSDP has been implemented.
  • All UN Personnel in Eritrea Briefed on UN Cares From 2nd to 5th September 2014, Orientation sessions have been conducted on UN Cares by Mr. Dan Onyango-Maina, Regional Coordinator UN Cares in Asmara. UN Cares is the UN system-wide workplace programme on HIV that is aimed at providing comprehensive support to UN personnel and their dependents to respond to HIV. The objectives of the orientation sessions were to one, mobilise commitment and support of UN leadership and management to the implementation of UN Cares in the UN system in…