Eritrea launched Strategic Plan for the Implementation of Reproductive Maternal Neon...

On 13 January 2023 the Ministry of Health, Eritrea, launched the Strategic Plan for the Implementation of Reproductive Maternal, Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health – Nutrition and Health Aging (RMNCAH - NUT & HAA) 2022-2026. The launch ceremony took place in the presence of the Honourable Minister of Health, Mrs. Amina Nurhussien at the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers.

Eritrea: Commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022

WHO Eritrea joined the World in commemorating World AIDS Day 2022 under the theme “Equalize” at Orotta Conference Hall in Asmara on 1st December 2022.

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day sought to highlight ongoing inequalities holding back the end of HIV/AIDS and for countries to address these inequalities.

Eritrea adapts the WHO 3rd Edition Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDS...

The unprecedented Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak of 2014 in West Africa and other recent health emergencies revealed that the IDSR and IHR (2005) had not been fully implemented in many Member States. This necessitated the review of the 2nd edition and development of 3rd Edition IDSR technical guidelines.  Consequently, member states were expected to adapt the 3rd Edition IDSR technical guidelines to their country contexts.   

Eritrea Observed World TB Day 2022

World TB Day was commemorated on 24 March 2022 in Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea.   The theme of World TB Day for 2022 was “Invest to end TB. Save lives”. TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and millions of people continue to fall sick with TB each year. 

Technical Support to upgrade the Microbiology (Bacteriology) Unit of the National He...

The Ministry of Health Eritrea requested the technical support of WHO to assess the capacities needed to upgrade the microbiology laboratory which is part of the National Health Laboratory (NHL) and to develop the roadmap for the upgrading of the laboratory. In order to undertake this support WHO engaged a consultant for a period of 3 weeks (22 November to 10 December 2021). The consultant was supported by the WHO laboratory expert from WHO/AFRO who was in country from 7-18 December 2021 as well as WHO Country Office staff.