The Health Ministry’s branch in Northern Red Sea region took note of the need for exerting stepped-up endeavors in expanding vaccination coverage and preventing communicable diseases. Massawa, 28 January 2011 – The Health Ministry’s branch in Northern Red Sea region took note of the need for exerting stepped-up endeavors in expanding vaccination coverage and preventing communicable diseases.
At an assessment meeting, the office highlighted the effective tasks accomplished as regards expanding health institutions and raising public awareness about various diseases. It also reviewed the shortcomings witnessed in undertaking Vitamin “A” vaccination campaign and preventing Tuberculosis infection.
Also speaking at the meeting, the Minister of Health, Ms. Amna Nurhusein, explained that major projects are envisaged for implementation on priority basis focusing on expanding the Afabet, Nacfa and Ginda hospitals, in addition to the construction of new hospitals in Massawa, Bada and Karora. Efforts are also underway to create conducive ground for the public to get easy access to dental care, eye treatment and laboratory services.
The Minister further stated that private health establishments and pharmacies would operate under the Ministry of Health, besides the opening of governmental drug shops in all the administrative regions. Besides, a 5-year action program has been mapped out towards upgrading the competence of health professionals, Ms. Amna elaborated.
The Administrator of the Northern Red Sea region, Ms. Tsegereda Woldegergis, on her part called on professionals to play due role in encouraging the public to make good use of the available health service. She also asserted the regional Administration’s readiness to back up health programs.