August 18, 2021

Orotta referral hospital receives dental equipment

Orotta referral hospital receives dental equipment

Asmara, 18 August 2021 – Orotta Referral Hospital has received dental equipment support worth 48 thousand Euros from the National Association of Eritrean War Disabled Veterans branch in Frankfurt, Germany.

On receiving the dental equipment support, the head of the Dental Department at Orotta Referral Hospital, Dr. Berhane Debretsion stating that the material support will have a significant contribution in providing effective and efficient dental service commended the National Association of Eritrean War Disabled Veterans branch in Frankfurt for the initiative they took. Read more

June 14, 2021

World Blood Donors Day Observed Nationwide

World Blood Donors Day Observed Nationwide

Asmara, 14 June 2021 – Owing to the increased awareness of the society on the importance of voluntary blood donation encouraging achievement is being registered in the effort to enrich the National Blood Transfusion Center and other health facilities. The report was made in a statement issued by the National Association of Voluntary Blood Donors in connection with 14 June – World Blood Donors Day.

The statement underlined that as a result of the sustainable awareness raising programs through the mass media and other outlets the number of voluntary blood donors has significantly increased. A number of communities, families as well as the youth and students are taking the initiative to voluntarily donate blood and that in 2020, 93% of the blood demand of the National Blood Transfusion Center was met, the statement added. Read more

May 8, 2021

Thirty years on the road of HRH development

Thirty years on the road of HRH development

By Lwam Kahsay |The Government of Eritrea established a comprehensive macro policy that includes the strategy of developing human resources for health as the key to attain modern and developed health system, which focuses on providing primary health care to all people. To make this a reality, the government has been making efforts over the years to develop and maintain capable and motivated health workers. The efforts are part of sector-wide reforms that aim to transform and strengthen health service delivery throughout the country. Read more

April 24, 2021

Healthy Mother Healthy Nation

Healthy Mother Healthy Nation

By: Lwam kahsay | The health and wellbeing of mothers, children and adolescents are key indicators of national development and demonstrate a country’s commitment to promoting the right to health. Eritrea is committed to improve the health and wellbeing of women, children, and adolescents as well as end extreme poverty and promote development. Read more

March 6, 2021

Fighting Harmful Traditional Practices

Fighting Harmful Traditional Practices

By Bana Negusse | Despite international conventions and national laws prohibiting harmful traditional practices, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage continue today throughout the world. These harmful traditional practices are carried out mainly because of negative attitudes about girls and women and have devastating and long lasting health, psychological and emotional consequences. They ruin women’s body, mind and spirit.

In Eritrea, women were traditionally marginalized and, in most instances, have limited access to social and economic benefits compared to men. During the struggle for independence, the EPLF sought to end the marginalization of women and called on women to join the struggle. It provided a safe space for women to increase their participation and contribution. The EPLF believed that the struggle for the emancipation of women could not be seen as separated from the struggle for the national liberation of the entire society and nation. Read more

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