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Gash-Barka: Health seminars making significant impact as regards lowering instances of communicable diseases

The Health Ministry’s branch in Gash-Barka region indicated that health seminars conducted in collaboration with stakeholders on the basis of health centers have made significant impact as regards lowering instances of communicable diseases. It made the remark at a meeting held with community representatives and heads of line ministries in Banretu city.

Barentu, 12 November 2013 – The Health Ministry’s branch in Gash-Barka region indicated that health seminars conducted in collaboration with stakeholders on the basis of health centers have made significant impact as regards lowering instances of communicable diseases. It made the remark at a meeting held with community representatives and heads of line ministries in Banretu city.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Sultan Beyene and Woldeab Asrat from the health center in Barentu pointed out that popular awareness reagding on health issues is on the rise in connection with the continued community sensitization campaigns conducted so far, thus giving rise to visible decline in morbidity of communicable diseases.

Mr. Eyob Kidane, head of the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare’s branch in the region, on his part asserted the branch office’s readiness to engage in such joint venture as reducing mortality resulting from such diseases is directly related to doing away with social ills.

The participants of the meeting called for sustained efforts to this end.

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