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Health Ministry’s branch in Central region introducing community-based integrated approach as regards pediatric care

The branch office of the Ministry of Health in the Central region disclosed that it is introducing a community-based integrated approach as regards pediatric care. It made the remark yesterday at a seminar it organized for community health representatives, sub-zonal Administrators, stakeholders and representatives of national Associations.

Asmara, 16 November 2013 – The branch office of the Ministry of Health in the Central region disclosed that it is introducing a community-based integrated approach as regards pediatric care. It made the remark yesterday at a seminar it organized for community health representatives, sub-zonal Administrators, stakeholders and representatives of national Associations.

Speaking at the seminar, Dr. Tesfai Solomon, head of the branch office, said that community-based health ventures constitute one of the nation’s exemplary accomplishments in line with the Millennium Development Goals, and that such result could be attained thanks to the raised popular and stakeholder participation. The new mode of pediatric service ensures better service outreach, thus giving rise to lower child morbidity and mortality rates, and participants of the seminar are expected to play due role to this end, he added.

Likewise, Ms. Dehab Solomon, head of family health in the Ministry, explained that such methodology has been functional since the year 2001, and its testing gave positive outcome in various regions of the country. She further expressed conviction that the goal in connection with it would be attained in collaboration with community health representatives, stakeholders and communities.

Mr. Sibhatu Beyene from the Ministry stated that the approach also entails further diagnosis on pediatric patients.

The seminar participants pointed out that such meeting is vital, and voiced readiness to extend a helping hand towards the realization of the cherished goal.

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