Eritrea receives IT equipment worth $96,228 from World Health Organisation

WHO donates IT equipment to Eritrea’s ministry of health. [Image: courtesy]
Eritrea—The World Health Organisation (WHO), has been tirelessly working to aid the ministry of health in the Eritrean government which has been dwindling by day due to insufficient Information Technology.

As a way to boost telecommunication and technology advancement in health facilities in Eritrea, WHO has donated: computers, printers, digital cameras, office computer tables aiming to support health workers and patients in the country.

Eritrea has been struggling to sustain the current Coivid-19 pandemic which has equally ravaged its economy sending it back to absolute poverty. A war its government has been struggling to battle alone with efforts proving fruitless.

Earlier Eritrea’s president Hagos Kisha Gebrehiwet had rejected any form of foreign aid from western countries, claiming that his country is not a dumping site!

Eritrea’s health system has not been energetic enough to stand on its own even before the debut of the pandemic in the country but with intense advice from global leaders, the decision to allow any sought of foreign aid has been welcomed.

The equipment is to be utilized in all Eritrea’s districts to instigate quality and speedy healthcare services.

“We would like to thank WHO for supporting the country to address the challenges in health system strengthening, we have been stunted long enough with nowhere to seek support considering the previous decision by our government.

“But this is remarkable, more so in our village hospitals communication is going to get better. I only urge colleagues to take good care of these tools so that they are not vandalized.” Spoke Dr. Goitim Mebrahtu, director of health services at the health ministry. “The equipment will be a crucial role in the satisfying shortage of IT equipment.” He noted.

The move taken by World Health Organisation is confined in its Universal Health Care agenda of reaching 3 billion with service offers, curbing the cases of emergencies while putting into focus the primary health care quest.