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

February 5, 2021

Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Forty two patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Gash Barka, Anseba, Southern, Southern and Northern Red Sea, and Central Regions. Out of these, twenty six patients are from Quarantine Centers in the environs of Shilalo (11), Adibara (7), Goluj (3), Barentu (2), Tessenei (2), and Ali Ghidir (1) in Gash Barka Region.  Eleven patients are from a Quarantine Center in Keren, Anseba Region.  Another three patients are from Quarantine Centers in Tio (2), and Afambo (1) in the Southern Red Sea Region while the last two patients are from Quarantine Centers in Ghidae (1), Northern Red Sea Region; and Asmara (1), Central Region. Read more

January 26, 2021

Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Twenty patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers (16) and OPD Services (4) in Asmara, Central Region. On the other hand, one hundred fifty two patients who have been receiving medical treatment in hospitals in the Southern Region have recovered fully and have been released from these facilities. Read more

January 23, 2021

Towards Better Health and Dignity

Towards Better Health and Dignity

By: Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Several weeks ago, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF, which is the UN agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide) officially announced that it had delivered over 100 Yamaha motorcycles to the Department of Finance and Administration of Eritrea’s Ministry of Health (MoH). According to a press release, the motorcycles were procured for the Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health, with funding coming from several sources, including the Global Sanitation Fund through the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council, in Geneva, and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the report went on to state that the “motorcycles will be used by public health officers of the Ministry of Health at the Zoba and sub-Zoba level to support the promotion and monitoring of the Roadmap to make Eritrea Open Defecation Free by 2022, which will contribute to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6).” Read more

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

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