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Campaign undertaken to prevent blindness in Nacfa sub-zone

The branch office of the Ministry of Health in the Northern Red Sea region disclosed that campaign has been undertaken in Nacfa sub-zone to prevent blindness. As part of such efforts, drugs have been distributed to more than 54,000 citizens. Nacfa, 28 December 2011 – The branch office of the Ministry of Health in the Northern Red Sea region disclosed that campaign has been undertaken in Nacfa sub-zone to prevent blindness. As part of such efforts, drugs have been distributed to more than 54,000 citizens.

Mr. Fisehaye Gergis, in charge of control of non-communicable diseases, said that trachoma infection in the sub-zone was about 12% in 2006. At present, however, the level of infection has declined to 2% thanks to active popular participation in sanitation campaign, he added.

Pointing out that the Government is exerting relentless efforts to put trachoma under control at a cost of about 5 million Nakfa, Mr. Fisehaye said that the purpose of such endeavors is to eradicate trachoma from the country by the year 2015.

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