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Community-Based Joint Environmental Sanitation Program Being Enhanced In Hashela

A community-based joint environmental sanitation program is being enhanced in Hashela, Keren 2 administrative area, as part of endeavors to promote public health.
Keren, 16 October 2010 – A community-based joint environmental sanitation program is being enhanced in Hashela, Keren 2 administrative area, as part of endeavors to promote public health.

The local inhabitants explained that thanks to the continued lectures, campaign and directives, they are now able to ensure public health and maintain environmental sanitation through constructing toilets in their respective homes. They further stressed the need for still raising public awareness so that they may benefit a lot from the program and become exemplary for the remaining administrative areas.

Mr. Kiros  Sereke from the Health Ministry’s branch in Anseba region, stated on his part that the program is aimed at encouraging the local inhabitants take voluntary initiatives in undertaking all-round environmental sanitation campaign, and thus prevent diseases. He further called on the inhabitants to make good use of the newly constructed toilets, besides promoting hygiene in their respective homes.

Likewise, the head of environmental sanitation in the branch office, Mr. Habteslasie Yohannes, pointed out that community-based joint environmental sanitation program is being widely introduced in the region, and that 15 villages have so far become beneficiaries of the program.

The Health Ministry’s branch office in Anseba region extended certificates and a total of 30,000 Nakfa to the inhabitants of Hashela for demonstrating top dedication in the implementation of the program.

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