Raising public awareness on diabetics’ prevention is vital, according to Mr. Ali Mahmoud, Administrator of Southern Red Sea Region. Asmara, 17 November 2011- Raising public awareness on diabetics’ prevention is vital, according to Mr. Ali Mahmoud, Administrator of Southern Red Sea Region.
Speaking at the observance of Diabetics Day in Assab town at national level, Mr. Ali pointed out that diabetic’s prevention is not solely the role of patients but also that of all nationals. He further emphasized the need for continuous awareness raising campaign.
Mr. Asefaw Gebremichael, head of the Health Ministry’s branch office in the region, said on his part that the Ministry has been giving due attention to the cause of diabetics, in addition to establishing a unit that engages in addressing such health care issues.
Also speaking on the occasion, the Chairman of the National Diabetics Association, Mr. Rezene Abraha , said that being a member of the association enables patients to get medication and advice. He also called on patients to be members of the association.
Diabetics Day is commemorated on November 14 both at the national and international level.