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Barentu sub-zone witnessing impressive accomplishment regarding communicable disease prevention

The Health Ministry’s branch in Gash-Barka region indicated that an impressive accomplishment has been registered regarding communicable disease prevention in Barentu sub-zone on the basis of community sensitization activities. It made the statement at a meeting conducted with the inhabitants of Dase Administrative area. Barentu, 23 October 2012 – The Health Ministry’s branch in Gash-Barka region indicated that an impressive accomplishment has been registered regarding communicable disease prevention in Barentu sub-zone on the basis of community sensitization activities. It made the statement at a meeting conducted with the inhabitants of Dase Administrative area.

Mr. Abdullahi Al-Amin, director general of social service department in the regional Administration, said that the accomplishment could be attained pursuing integrated health strategies and upon availability of the necessary social service facilities.

Dr. Leul Banteyirga, head of the Health Ministry’s branch office, explained that the attained level of rural outreach as regards medical service has provided a favorable basis to significantly reduce child and mother mortality rate. He further pointed out that community-based environmental hygiene endeavors are playing vital role in combating communicable diseases nationwide, and called on the participants to strengthen efforts towards ensuring sustainability of the registered outcome.

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