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

January 19, 2021

The beauty in Eritrean religious ceremonies

The beauty in Eritrean religious ceremonies

By Milka Teklom | It was 8 in the morning and I was rushing to get to my work place. I was running by the streets of Harnet Avenue. I decided to take a rest as I was panting. While I was taking a rest I took my phone out of my pocket to check if I could make it to work before 8.20 a.m. That’s when I realized it was the 19th of January. “Wow, it has already been a year!” I started to reminisce about the past. I looked around and found myself around Bahti Meskerem. That place suddenly made me nostalgic because last year at the same time and date that same place was crowded with people wearing white clothes. Read more

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 9, 2021

Book Review and Conversation with Amanuel...

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

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

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