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Southern Region: Major Accomplishments Registered In Provision Of Social Services

Major accomplishments regarding  provision of social services has been registered during the past 20 years in the Southern region, disclosed the director general of  social services in the region, Mr. Tesfatsion Girmai. Asmara April 15, 2011- Major accomplishments regarding  provision of social services has been registered during the past 20 years in the Southern region, disclosed the director general of  social services in the region, Mr. Tesfatsion Girmai.

In an interview with ERINA, he indicated that prior to independence the provision of social service in the region was limited to urban centers, but over the past 20 years steps were taken towards enabling the inhabitants have access to health and education, among others.

Stating that the number of schools in the region has shown marked growth of 300% as a result of the investment made in the education sector, Mr. Tesfatsion elaborated that the number of students has shown an increase of 500% in the region and that numerous literacy campaigns  were undertaken.

In the domain of health service, 63 centers were opened after independence and that commendable outcome has been registered in disease control. Moreover, post-natal death has decreased to a great extent.

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