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Community sensitization endeavors in Kerkebet sub-zone witnessing positive outcome: Report

The Administration of the health center in Kerkebet sub-zone indicated that community sensitization endeavors in the locality are witnessing positive outcome, giving rise to growing popular awareness regarding health issues and community participation in the implementation of health programs.
Kerkebet, 19 April 2013 – The Administration of the health center in Kerkebet sub-zone indicated that community sensitization endeavors in the locality are witnessing positive outcome, giving rise to growing popular awareness regarding health issues and community participation in the implementation of health programs.

Mr. Tesfazgi Yohanes, head of the health center, disclosed that  gratifying accomplishment has been registered as regards antenatal and postnatal care, as well as control of communicable diseases, especially malaria. Moreover, he pointed out that the number of mothers benefiting from the maternity service has shown 27% growth, while the scope of child immunization increased by 13%.

Among the inhabitants, Ms. Meryem Saleh and Ms. Asha Adem Humed expressed satisfaction with the community sensitization ventures and health services being rendered by the health center, which has made a significant impact in the area.

Furthemore, Mr. Tesfazgi said that instances of non-communicable diseases resulting from lack of hygiene are on the decline thanks to the joint endeavor being exerted in collaboration with community health representatives, religious leaders and Area administrators. He also called on the local inhabitants to extend a helping hand towards popularizing the use of bed net.

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