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Minister outlines accomplishments in health sector

The Minister of Health, Ms. Amna Nurhusein, said that a number of diseases that used to claim human life have been controlled and  prevented thanks to the tasks accomplished over the years.
Asmara, 5 March 2011 – The Minister of Health, Ms. Amna Nurhusein, said that a number of diseases that used to claim human life have been controlled and  prevented thanks to the tasks accomplished over the years.

In an interview she conducted in connection with the forth coming symposium of the Health Ministry, the Minister outlined the substantial investment made in modernizing health infrastructure and expanding better medical service across the nation.

Ms. Amna further explained that the impressive achievements Eritrea registered in controlling communicable and non-communicable diseases, including malaria, polio and HIV/AIDS have won broad acclaim on the part of the World Health Organization.

Noting that the early days of independence there existed few number of health professionals along with poor health infrastructure facilitates limited in some areas, she indicated that various colleges and health training centers have been opened at huge government expenditure that are playing major role in expanding  health care service.

Likewise, the Minister pointed out that advanced educational opportunities, including that of specialization are being offered inside the country and abroad to nationals.  She stated that the opening of standardized referral hospitals and health centers even in remote areas of the country are making significant contribution in rendering quality service.

Ms. Amna also stated that a 5-year strategic plan is under implementation focusing on the introduction of advanced technological equipment, nurturing more competent manpower, expanding further health stations and boosting medicine supply, among others.

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