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Ministry’s branch conducts seminar in Gash-Barka region with a view to giving impetus to activities targeting eradication of malaria

The Ministry of Health’s branch in Gash-Barka region has conducted a seminar with a view to giving impetus to activities targeting eradication of malaria, and thus the mapping out of the Pre-Eradication Plan thereof.

 

Tessenei, 05 December 2013 – The Ministry of Health’s branch in Gash-Barka region has conducted a seminar with a view to giving impetus to activities targeting eradication of malaria, and thus the mapping out of the Pre-Eradication Plan thereof. The seminar witnessed the participation of heads of line ministries, department heads of the regional Administration, sub-zonal Administrators and health experts.

Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Leul Banteyirga, heads of the Health Ministry’s branch office, pointed out that instances of the disease have shown remarkable decline to the present, and called for integrated efforts on the part of communities and government bodies for still more gratifying outcome. He further noted the need for giving further focus as regards correcting misapplication of mosquito nets and promotion of environmental hygiene in this connection.

In the course of the seminar, the role of community health representatives was described of paramount importance in the achievements registered pertaining to lowering the mortality rate to this end, according to Mr. Afwerki Araya, head of malaria control in the region.

Likewise, Mr. Ibrahim yacob, head of public health in the region, outlined the prevailing challenges of the program, and equally called for stepped-up communal participation.

Mr. Mohammed Hamd, Administrator of Gash-Barka region, said that such venture cannot succeed short of popular participation and professional commitment, and expressed the Administration’s readiness to collaborate in the process.

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