January 21, 2021

Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Three patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Asmara (2), Central Region; and Keren (1), Anseba Region respectively. On the other hand, seventy patients who have been receiving medical treatment in hospitals in Gash Barka Region (58); Central Region (7); and Northern Red Sea Region (5), have recovered fully and have been released from these facilities. read more

January 20, 2021

Epiphany (Timket) Celebrated Nationwide

Epiphany (Timket) Celebrated Nationwide

Asmara, 19 January 2021 – Epiphany (Timket) was celebrated nationwide today 19 January under the restrictive Guidelines imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The observance at the Epiphany Holy Water spot that was conducted without the usually massive participation of the faithful was broadcast live on Eri-TV and Dmtsi Hafash from 7:00-9:00 local time. read more


Haddas Ertra

Eritrea – Alhaditha
January 14, 2021

ሓበሬታ ካብ ሚኒስትሪ ጥዕና

ሓበሬታ ካብ ሚኒስትሪ ጥዕና

ሎሚ 14 ጥሪ ኣብ መወሸቢ ማእከላትን ክፍልታት ተመላለስቲ ሕሙማትን ዞባታት ማእከል፡ ጋሽ-ባርካን ደቡብን ብዝተገብረ ናይ ላቦራቶሪ መርመራታት፡ 209 ዜጋታት ብኮሮና ቫይረስ ምልካፎም ተረጋጊጹ። ካብ’ዚኦም፡ 41 ኣብ ዞባ ማእከል ማለት 36 ኣብ መወሸቢ ማእከላት 5 ድማ ኣብ ክፍልታት ተመላለስቲ ሕሙማት ኣስመራ፣ 32 ኣብ መወሸቢ ማእከል ሻምብቆ – ዞባ ጋሽ-ባርካ፣ 136 ድማ ኣብ መወሸቢ ማእከላት ዞባ ደቡብ ማለት 78 ኣብ ሰንዓፈ፡ 14 ኣብ ዑበል፡ 13 ኣብ ማይ-ድማ፡ 12 ኣብ ዓዲ-ቐይሕ፡ 7 ኣብ ማይ-ምነ፡ 5 ኣብ ዓዲ-ዃላ፡ 4 ኣብ እንዳገርግስ፡ 2 ኣብ መንደፈራ፡ ሓንቲ ድማ ኣብ ዓዲ-ዀተዮ ተዓቚቦም ዝጸንሑ’ዮም። read more

January 9, 2021

Book Review and Conversation with Amanuel Biedemariam

Book Review and Conversation with Amanuel Biedemariam

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion| Recently I read the book, The History of the USA in Eritrea: From Franklin D. Roosevelt To Barack Obama and How Donald Trump Changed The Course Of History, written by Amanuel Biedemariam, an Eritrean-American author. Published in August 2020, the book provides a broad overview of the US’ relationship with Eritrea over the decades. Here, I offer a brief review of the book and then a short summary of my recent conversation with the author. read more

Mental Illness and Disorders: A Snapshot

The International Year of Health and Care Workers

Birth of a Lake – Part I

Eritrea’s delegation in Sudan

January 16, 2021

Mental Illness and Disorders: A Snapshot

Mental Illness and Disorders: A Snapshot

by Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Mental illnesses (also sometimes referred to as mental disorders) are conditions that affect an individual’s thinking, feelings, moods, and behaviors. They are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities. Ranging in duration from temporary or occasional to long-lasting (which is called chronic), mental illnesses can impact an individual’s ability to function, substantially interfere with or limit major life activities, or affect how one relates to and interacts with others. Read more

January 13, 2021

The International Year of Health and Care Workers

The International Year of Health and Care Workers

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

1. The International Year of Health and Care Workers

This year, 2021, is officially recognized by the global community as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (IYHCW). The original decision came late last year when the World Health Organization (WHO) and its affiliated bodies made the designation in recognition of health and care workers’ dedication to providing care during and despite the COVID- 19 pandemic that has challenged health systems worldwide. Health and care workers include all those engaged in health services, public health and related areas, as well as those providing support to these activities. This broad category of workers encompasses health professionals such as doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, and physiotherapists, in addition to allied health professionals, such as mental health workers, social care workers, occupational health workers, radiographers, laboratory workers, and others. Read more

January 9, 2021

Birth of a Lake – Part I

Birth of a Lake – Part I

By Kesete Ghebrehiwet | Eritrea’s resolve to develop and bring about social change has been seen in its Government’s determination to transform its agriculture hinged on building dams. The construction of Kerkebet dam, the largest dam in Eritrea, is a case in point.

Kerkebet dam was built along Barka River with a view to augmenting the water resources of Eritrea and changing the ecosystem of its surrounding. Barka River, the second largest seasonal river in Eritrea, flows from the highlands to the vast plains of the Gash-Barka region. Therefore, harnessing this river of a big magnitude required careful planning as any slight mistake could lead to flooding. Read more

January 5, 2021

Eritrea’s delegation in Sudan

Eritrea’s delegation in Sudan

Asmara, 05 January 2021 – Eritrea’s delegation composed of Foreign Minister Mr. Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Ghebreab met, in Khartoum today, with Sudan’s President of the Sovereign Council, General Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan. The delegation delivered a message from President Isaias Afwerki congratulating the people and Government of Sudan on the occasion of Independence Day and the New Year. Read more

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