March 11, 2020

Ministry of Health: Timely Public Announcement

Ministry of Health: Timely Public Announcement

Three months have already elapsed since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China. In this period, the disease has spread to all the continents at an alarming rate. Over 100,000 people have been infected worldwide while over 4,000 infected patients have died so far.

Not a single person has been infected in Eritrea to-date. However, the country is linked by land, air, and sea with several countries affected by the disease. This makes it urgent and imperative for Eritrea to take precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak and spread of the disease as well as to prepare for all possible scenarios.

In view of these facts, the Ministry of Health issues the following guidelines:

1. Continuous sensitization campaigns will be disseminated through the various local media outlets in order to provide timely and full information to the general public. These announcements must be followed with due diligence.

2. In view of the potential gravity of the situation and for the sake of their own safety as well as the safety of the Eritrean people, the Ministry of Health urges all nationals and foreigners who may have plans to travel to, and from Eritrea, to postpone their plans on their own volition.

3. The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor developments earnestly to assess occurrence, rate and extent of contagion, and other vital parameters and symptoms of the epidemic. It will accordingly issue appropriate announcements and guidelines.

4. Visitors who originate directly from, or who have transited through, China, Italy, South Korea and Iran will be quarantined.

Ministry of Health
11 March 2020

December 4, 2019

Workshop on health strategic plan

Workshop on health strategic plan

Asmara, 04 December 2019- The Ministry of Health convened a workshop at Asmara Palace Hotel on the progress of the five years strategic plan in the sector of health.

Speaking at the opening event of the workshop, Ms. Amina Nur-Hussen, Minister of Health said that the objective of the three-day workshop is to critically analyze the progress made and identify the challenges with a view to attain the objectives of the plan.

Minister Amina went on to say that the mission of the national health policy of Eritrea is to provide up to date and efficient health service to the public and that commendable achievements have been registered including the reduction of death rate of infants and children under five years of age and life expectancy of nationals that was about 49 in 1995 has now increased to over 64. Read more

August 27, 2018

New Vaccines Introduced

New Vaccines Introduced

Asmara, 26 August 2018 – The head of vaccination program at the Health Ministry, Mr. Tedros Yihdego, indicated that the Ministry has introduced new vaccines against polio, measles and rubella.

Noting that, since 2002, six types of vaccinations have been provided to children under one year of age, Mr. Tedros said that the number has increased to eleven types over the years and work is being done to add four more vaccines in the near future. Read more

August 30, 2017

National Association of Public Health Founding...

National Association of Public Health Founding Congress

Asmara, 30 August 2017 – The National Association of Public Health held founding Congress on 26 August at the Asmara Palace Hotel here in the capital. Dr. Andebrhan Tesfatsion, Director General of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, said that the establishment of the Association will be instrumental in boosting the provision of health services. Read more

April 10, 2017

The Ministry of Health designs action plan for...

The Ministry of Health designs action plan for health security

Asmara, 10 April 2017- The Ministry of Health adopted a three years national action plan for health security. The action plan was adopted at a workshop held from 4 to 7 April at Asmara Palace Hotel. Read more

Ministry of Health: Timely Public Announcement

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