AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) infections have decreased by more than 60% in Eritrea

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AIDS infections have decreased by more than 60% in Eritrea

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Friday, January 13, 2023
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • At an activity evaluation meeting held by the Ministry of Health in the Central Region on January 10 and 11, it was shown that the rate of HIV/AIDS infection in the region has dropped by 64% over the past five years.

  • According to a report presented at the meeting, HIV/AIDS infections decreased from 1.1% in 2017 to 0.4% in 2022.

  • Mulugeta Haile, director of the Ministry of Health branch in the area, reported that other non-communicable diseases had decreased dramatically, indicating that the cervical cancer vaccine program implemented at the national level was 98% successful.

  • Dr Mulugeta also said that prenatal care has improved by 62% and that, as of 2022, no one had died from giving birth in a hospital.

  • To stop infectious diseases from spreading owing to poor sanitation

At an activity evaluation meeting held by the Ministry of Health in the Central Region on January 10 and 11, it was shown that the rate of HIV/AIDS infection in the region has dropped by 64% over the past five years.

According to a report presented at the meeting, HIV/AIDS infections decreased from 1.1% in 2017 to 0.4% in 2022.

Dr. Mulugeta Haile, in charge of the Ministry of Health branch in the area, said that non-communicable diseases had gone down a lot, showing that the national cervical cancer vaccine program was 98% effective.

Dr. Mulugeta also said that prenatal care has improved by 62% and that, as of 2022, no one had died from giving birth in a hospital.

The Minister of Health, Ms. Amina Nurhussein, praised the 2022 activities and urged a double effort for the 2023 plans’ implementation.

To stop infectious diseases from spreading owing to poor sanitation, Mr. Fesehaye Haile, Governor of the Central Region, advocated for the sustainability of environmental sanitation efforts in Asmara.

There are 26 health stations, 6 health facilities, 3 community hospitals, and 1 regional referral hospital in the Central Region.

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