Eritrea: Commemoration of World Health Day and WHO’s 75th Anniversary
25 May 2023
The World Health Day and 75th Anniversary of WHO was observed in the State of Eritrea in the presence of Ministers, senior Government Officials, community membe
In her official opening speech of the event, Ms. Amina Nurhusein, Minister of Health highlighted Eritrea’s strides in the health sector since independence in 1991. She gave a synopsis of significant progress Eritrea has registered, in controlling and treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as vaccination programs and strides to reduce maternal and neonatal death rates.
Minister Amina noted that the achievements registered so far are indicative of encouraging progress Eritrea will make towards attaining UHC and Health related Sustainable Development Goals.
UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Eritrea, Mr. Vincent Omuga pointed out that the large presence of Government Ministers and other senior leaders within the health sector in the event shows the importance Eritrea is attaching to health and well-being of its citizens.
Dr. Martins Ovberedjo, WHO Representative, on his part appreciated the Government of State of Eritrea, development partners and the communities for their commitment and contribution to achieving collective effort to develop the health sector and provide equitable health services to citizens.
The day’s highlight included Fiorina Youth cultural group which brightened the day through their songs and poems of conveying messages of World Health Day.