National Health Planning Cycles

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

The Second Health Sector Strategic Development Plan 2017-2021

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

Annual Health Sector Review

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Income group:


Fiscal Start Date

January 1

Legal and Political systems

  • Executive branch:president indirectly elected by the National Assembly for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); the only election was held on 8 June 1993, following independence from Ethiopia (next election postponed indefinitely)
  • Legislative branch:National Assembly elections scheduled for December 2001 were postponed indefinitely due to the war with Ethiopia
  • Legal System: mixed legal system of civil, customary, and Islamic religious law

Country Documents

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Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country [+]

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

Not UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress


Pooled funding and or SWAP


UNDAF rollout cycles


UHC Partnership for policy dialogue


PEPFAR focus countries


World Bank*

Interim Support Strategy for World Bank assistance to Eritrea as part of a multi-donor effort to assist Eritrea in addressing its most immediate needs in the face of a serious humanitarian and economic crisis. The massive population displacement and destruction of property resulting from the last round of fighting has prompted a significant shift in new development assistance towards urgent humanitarian and reconstruction interventions. Bank assistance therefore focuses on emergency reconstruction and health. The Eritrean Government's overriding objectives following the signing of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement are to reach a peace agreement with Ethiopia, rebuild the economy, and restore social services. This requires rehabilitating infrastructure and buildings damaged by the war, assisting the displaced to reestablish their homes, farms, and businesses, and restoring macroeconomic balance, among other actions. Therefore, over the next year or so, the Government will focus on: 1) meeting immediate needs for emergency humanitarian assistance; 2) reconstructing infrastructure and assisting displaced people to resume their economic activities; 3) and restoring a stable and supportive macroeconomic framework. Subsequently, a Transitional Support Strategy will be prepared to elaborate on the Bank's medium-term strategic response. During the coming months, the Government will also prepare an Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Pape

European Commission*

The Country Strategy Paper for Eritrea (2009-2013) presents the strategic framework for cooperation between the European Commission (EC) and Eritrea under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). Eritrea has a long history of food insecurity at both national and household levels. In addition, the general condition of infrastructure in Eritrea is relatively poor following three decades of civil war and insufficient investment since independence. EC assistance under the 10th EDF concentrates on food security and rural development. In addition, funds are set aside for governance programmes and the restoration of the national heritage. The EU's total allocation (2009-2013) for Eritrea to address these priorities amounts to €122 million.

Costing and Financing

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