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Rate of public in making good use of health service gaining momentum in Southern Red Sea region

The  rate of the public visiting health centers in Southern Red Sea region is gaining momentum as a result of the continued public awareness raising campaigns and the expansion of such service. 
Assab, 4 October 2010 – The  rate of the public visiting health centers in Southern Red Sea region is gaining momentum as a result of the continued public awareness raising campaigns and the expansion of such service. 

In an assessment meeting held in Assab from October 1 to 2, it was disclosed that health institutions in remote areas of the region are providing commendable service to the public through introducing even mobile medical treatment service.

The meeting took note of the noticeable improvement registered particularly in mother and child care, and that more than 1,000 mothers received pre-and post-delivery medical treatment within the past 6 months.

The head of the Health Ministry’s branch in the region, Dr. Afwerki Berhe, stated that irrespective of natural challenges and shortcomings, mother and child mortality rate in the region has shown commendable decline thanks to the growing public awareness.

Also speaking at the meeting, the Minister of Health, Ms. Amna Nurhusein, indicated that the positive change being scored in mother and child care calls for exerting still more endeavors so as to register gratifying achievements. In this connection, she stated that top priority has been given to the task of addressing the shortcomings being encountered on the part of health institutions in remote areas.

The Administrator of the Southern Red Sea region, Mr. Osman Mohammed Omar, on his part asserted that the regional Administration would enhance contribution in backing up endeavors to ensure public health.

It was also disclosed in the meeting that no human life was lost as a result of malaria epidemic in the years 2004 to 2010 thanks to the coordinated efforts made to control the disease.

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