Popular participation described fundamental in maintaining the progress registered in malaria control and eradication: Ministry
The Ministry of Health called on citizens to back up endeavors to maintain the progress registered in malaria control and eradication.
Asmara, 8 April 2012 – The Ministry of Health called on citizens to back up endeavors to maintain the progress registered in malaria control and eradication.
Reminding that the emergence of malaria is highly correlated with the rainy season, Dr. Tewolde Gebremeskel, head of malaria control program in the Ministry, indicated that nationals should demonstrate active participation and mutual understanding in line with the ongoing endeavors to combat malaria.
The Ministry stated that morbidity and mortality resulting from malaria was reduced by 90% and 95% respectively within the past 20 years, and that the outcome has been significant. It also indicated that mothers and children should constitute the first target in line with the goal to put an end to malaria morbidity.
Dr. Tewolde explained that an effective approach through which diagnosis and prescription as regards malaria could be handled by community health volunteers has been implemented, and that the Ministry and the people should work with vigilance to prevent possibilities of new infections.