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Northern Red Sea region: Inhabitants called upon to enhance participation in prevention of communicable diseases

Health professionals in the Northern Red Sea region have called on the inhabitants in general and youths in particular to enhance participation in prevention of communicable diseases.

Massawa, 30 April 2013 – Health professionals in the Northern Red Sea region have called on the inhabitants in general and youths in particular to enhance participation in prevention of communicable diseases. They made the call at a seminar, during which it was stated that the government is exerting endeavors as regards ensuring equitability of health services, besides the fact that raised popular awareness regarding health issues has given rise to improved community wellbeing.

Among the seminar participants, Khalid Adem, Mihretab Asgedom, Jim’a Ali and Ahmed Mahmoud said that exerting further effort in collaboration with opinion leaders and youths is required so as to ensure reliable level of youth awareness in rural areas pertaining to STDs. Pointing out that such diseases victimize women gravely, they called on female youths to raise their awareness to this end.

Mr. Ogbai Hailesilasie, head of HIV/AIDS and STDs’ control in the region, called on the seminar participants to play influential role among their respective communities through sharing their knowledge.

Likewise, Dr. Yohanes Tekeste, head of the Health Ministry’s branch in the region, commended the active role of health personnel in safeguarding community wellbeing, and asserted that awareness-raising seminars of this type would be organized in the future.

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