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Ministry streamlining policies towards providing quality health service

The Ministry of Health branch in the Anseba region conducted a meeting in Keren town to assess the tasks accomplished over the past six months and the programs envisaged for implementation in the coming months.

Keren, 31 August 2010 – The Ministry of Health branch in the Anseba region conducted a meeting in Keren town to assess the tasks accomplished over the past six months and the programs envisaged for implementation in the coming months.

Experts gave extensive briefings at the meeting on various topics, including preventing diseases, upgrading the provision of health service, strengthening the code of ethics at the workplace and promoting active popular participation in health programs, among others. 

Speaking at the meeting, the Minister of Health, Ms. Amna Nurhusein, indicated that the policy of the Ministry continues to be streamlined and enriched in the process of implementation. She further pointed out that a 5-year action plan has already been mapped out and subsequently forwarded (handed) to the implementing agents for the success of which serious supervision is being undertaken.

The meeting highlighted the need for applying the required caution in preventing possible malaria infection taking into account the existing good rainy season.  Besides, it assessed the tasks undertaken as regards in controlling communicable and non-communicable diseases, ensuring mother and child care, as well as promoting environmental sanitation.

The meeting stressed the need for giving top attention to the task of conducting campaign to encourage pregnant mothers give birth in health institutions and strengthening the contribution of 150 members in integrated health care, among others.

The director general of health service in the Ministry, Mr. Berhane Gebretinsae, explained that continued training and educational opportunity is being offered to staff members so as to upgrade their skill and competence, and thereby provide efficient service to the public.

In closing remarks, the Administrator of Anseba region, Mr. Gergis Girmai, stated that the regional Administration is doing its level best to back up health programs and stressed the need for increasingly sharing experience among health professionals.

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