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Ministry of Health branch in Gash-Barka region exerting effort to control communicable diseases

The Ministry of Health branch in Gash-Barka region indicated that it is exerting efforts to involve popular participation on the part of the inhabitants in a bid to control communicable diseases in general and Tuberculosis in particular. Barentu, 1 April 2013- The Ministry of Health branch in Gash-Barka region indicated that it is exerting efforts to involve popular participation on the part of the inhabitants in a bid to control communicable diseases in general and Tuberculosis in particular.

In a meeting conducted in Barentu in which heads of line ministries, the local inhabitants and students participated, Mr. Gebremeskel Woldeabzgi, head of HIV/AIDS control, noted that the increase of popular awareness in controlling the prevalence of Tuberculosis is vital and that concerted efforts are being made to that end.

Likewise, Mr. Semereab Fishaye, head of Tuberculosis control, said that the Ministry is conducting surveillance in areas suspected of TB prevalence and awareness raising education targeting drivers and High School students.

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