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Health center in Tekombia semi-urban center striving to eradicate communicable diseases on the basis of environmental hygiene

The Administration of the health center in Tekombia semi-urban center, Laelai-Gash sub-zone, said that it is striving to eradicate communicable diseases on the basis of community-based environmental hygiene campaigns.

Augaro, 3 July 2013 – The Administration of the health center in Tekombia semi-urban center, Laelai-Gash sub-zone, said that it is striving to eradicate communicable diseases on the basis of community-based environmental hygiene campaigns.

Mr. Yohanes Yemane, Head of the health institutions in the sub-zone, indicated that the health center’s intervention in this regard has been well-incorporated with its regular services.

Mr. Abdu Yacob, Head of environmental hygiene in the Health Ministry’s branch in Gash-Barka region, explained that ensuring reliable potable water supply and environmental hygiene constitutes a stepping stone as regards eradication of communicable diseases. Further efforts need to be exerted towards widespread introduction of soak-pit latrines and other environmental sanitation goals, reports indicated.

Among the residents of Tekombia Ms. Ajo Soni, Ms. Genet Simon, Ms. Nura Suleiman, Mr. Kisha Tutai and Mr. Mohammed-Ali Adem asserted that the Ministry’s endeavors focusing on community wellbeing are witnessing positive impact, and that they would strive for the realization of the cherished goal.

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