Members of the general public have been called upon to cautiously apply malaria preventing methods so as to attain more gratifying outcome. Asmara, 9 September 2011 – Members of the general public have been called upon to cautiously apply malaria preventing methods so as to attain more gratifying outcome.
Dr. Tewolde Gebermeskel, head of malaria control unit in the Ministry of Health, explained that 1.2 million mosquito nets, equipments and drugs worth 20 million Nakfa have been made ready, in addition to campaigns in line with the plan outlined to prevent the prevalence of malaria during this year’s summer season.
He said that malaria prevalence in the country has declined by over 90 percent compared to the year 1999, and that the significant reduction of death rate resulting from it represents a very encouraging achievement.
Pointing out that malaria incidence is mostly witnessed from July to December in Eritrea, Dr. Tewolde called on the general public to enhance awareness and play active role in endeavors to totally eradicate the disease.