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Integrated community intervention described a prerequisite regarding malaria eradication

The Health Ministry’s branch in the Northern Red Sea region pointed out that integrated community intervention is a prerequisite regarding malaria eradication.

Massawa, 19 December 2013 – The Health Ministry’s branch in the Northern Red Sea region pointed out that integrated community intervention is a prerequisite regarding malaria eradication. It made the remark at a seminar organized for around 60 health professionals with a view to enhancing their focus in malaria and dengue fever, and thus giving added momentum to the pace towards eradication of these diseases.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Andemariam Woldemcihael, Head of malaria control in the branch office, indicated that instances of malaria have shown visible decline over the past years thanks to the accomplished promotional and sensitization activities. He also noted the importance of sustained popular participation pertaining to achieving still more gratifying outcome.

Mr. Andemariam further advised the inhabitants to quickly receive medical service in cases of dengue fever infection, besides explaining the risks the disease entails and its morbidity trend in connection with change in weather.

The participants expressed satisfaction with the seminar, and said that they would step up professional input as regards eradication and control of the cited diseases.

Dr. Yohanes Tekeste, Head of the branch office, said that the accomplishments registered so far are the outcome of the efforts exerted by health professionals, communities and Administrations.

Health personnel are due to predominantly shoulder the responsibility of raising popular awareness as regards several health issues, he added.

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