Community-based environmental hygiene activities in Kona Administrative area witnessing positive outcome
The Health Ministry’s branch in Barentu sub-zone indicated that community-based environmental hygiene activities in Kona Administrative area are witnessing positive outcome.
Barentu, 10 January 2014 – The Health Ministry’s branch in Barentu sub-zone indicated that community-based environmental hygiene activities in Kona Administrative area are witnessing positive outcome. It made the remark at a meeting thereof during which Mr. Sultan Beyene, Head of the health institutions in the sub-zone, explained that one of the commendable initiatives of the community members pertain to thier quick resort to soak-pit latrines.
Accordingly, a total of 8 villages have fully adhered to use of such latrines, and that stepped-up efforts would be made to keep intact such momentum.
Mr. Abdalla Shuli, Administrator of the area, explained that the inhabitants’ communal initiative has given rise to a declining trend as regards instances of various diseases resulting from lack of hygiene thanks to the sensitization activities conducted to this end.
In the same vein, Dr. Leul Banteyirga, head of the branch office, said that widespread activities of this type have been inspired region-wide, and called on the villages which did not yet resort to use of soak-pit latrines to emulate the initiative taken by the inhabitants of Kona area. He also called for further family input towards the realization of the cherished goal.
In closing remarks, Mr. Aurelio Jackomino, Administrator of the sub-zone, noted the vitality of environmental hygiene as regards safeguarding community wellbeing, and urged the inhabitants to extend a helping hand thereof.