Positive outcome being witnessed in malaria eradication program in the Northern Red Sea region: Ministry
The Health Ministry’s branch in the Northern Red Sea region said that strategic plan aimed at reducing the mortality and morbidity rate in malaria has registered positive outcome. Massawa, 28 April, 2012 – The Health Ministry’s branch in the Northern Red Sea region said that strategic plan aimed at reducing the mortality and morbidity rate in malaria has registered positive outcome.
Mr. Andemariam Woldemichael, coordinator of malaria control in the branch office, indicated that endeavors exerted since 1999 in line with the strategic plan have resulted in reducing by 97% of the prevailing malaria morbidity, and that the rate registered 99% reduction. He also commended the people’s participation, especially that of the 230 community health volunteers in the region.
The branch office further indicated that integrated endeavors undertaken as regards ensuring even distribution of health facilities, active participation of health personnel, environmental hygiene by the community, effective use of bed nets and prevention of mosquito reproduction were among the noticeable achievements.
Among the residents of Masawa, Ms. Samrawit Habtom and Ms. Amna Hamd, commended the initiative taken by the Health Ministry in providing impregnated bed nets and medical consultation to pregnant mothers.
Mr. Andemariam called for joint endeavors by Regional administrations pertaining to maintaining the registered outcome and achieving the ultimate goal.