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World Diabetics Day marked at national level in Mendefera city

World Diabetics Day was marked at national level last Thursday in Mendefera city.

Mendefera, 16 November 2013 – World Diabetics Day was marked at national level last Thursday in Mendefera city.

Speaking on the occasion in which heads of line ministries and students took part, Dr. Goitom Mebrahtu, Chairman of the National Diabetics Association, pointed out that the commemoration of the Day is aimed at nurturing the awareness regarding the prevention and control mechanisms in connection with the disease. He further indicated that the free drug supply being extended to the victims of the disease attests to the government’s commitment towards ensuring societal wellbeing.

Likewise, Mr. Berhane Gebretinsae, Director General of the Medical Service Department in the Ministry of Health, said that the accomplishments registered as regards lowering child and mother mortality rate, as well as control of malaria and HIV/AIDS are an outcome of the nation’s stepped-up endeavors towards furthering health service outreach. He also called on diabetic nationals to practice body exercise and judicious handling of diet.

Also speaking on the occasion, the Administrator of the Southern region, Mr. Efrem Gebrekristos, called on the Ministry of Health to reinforce efforts regarding the promotional campaigns targeting the disease.

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