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 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 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

November 29, 2020

Commendable societal awareness on voluntary blood...

Commendable societal awareness on voluntary blood donation

Asmara, 29 November 2020 – Commending the already registered awareness on voluntary blood donation, health professionals called for its reinforced integrated effort on organizing awareness raising campaigns throughout the country.

At an interview conducted with Eri-TV, Prof. Tsegereda Gebrehiwet, Dr. Yosief Tewelde and Dr. Habteslasie Zerezgi commended the National Blood Transfusion Center and the National Association of Blood Donors for their contribution in supplying Hospitals with blood. Read more

October 1, 2020

Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Announcement from the Ministry of Health

Six patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Adibara (1), Shilalo (2)), Mukhti (1); Goluj (1), and Om-Hager (1) in Gash Barka Region. All the patients are nationals who returned from Sudan and Ethiopia recently. On the other hand, twelve patients who were receiving medical treatment in hospitals in Gash Barka and Southern Regions have recovered fully and have been released from these facilities.

The total number of recovered patients to-date accordingly stands at 353. The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date has risen to 381.

Ministry of Health
Asmara, 1 October 2020

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