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Upgrading training provides for village community health representatives in Berik sub-zone

Upgrading training has been provided for 72 community health representatives selected from 21 villages in Berik sub-zone.

Asmara, 8 September 2013- Upgrading training has been provided for 72 community health representatives selected from 21 villages in Berik sub-zone.

Dr. Tesfai Solomon, Head of Ministry of Health in the Central region, indicated that efforts are being exerted giving priority for ensuring and developing community based health services to the society by establishing village health committees in all villages and that they are playing significant role in controlling the prevalence of diseases.

Mr. Mengis Isak, coordinator of community health, called on the trainees to step-up efforts to identify health problems in their surroundings and play due role in controlling and treatment of diseases, and that they act as a bridge between villages and the Ministry of Health.

Likewise, Mr. Amhatsion Girmai, administrator of Berik sub-zone, and Ms. Nigisti Yemane, administrator of Tsada-Kristian, explained on the importance of establishing community based health services and that they would live up to expectations for the success of the program.

From trainees, Ms. Mihret Okbakristos and Mr. Abrar Birhanu indicated that the training they received has enabled them upgrade their skills, and expressed resolve to implement the training they received on the ground.

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