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Joint effort in Southern region described prerequisite to reduce non-communicable diseases

Mr. Gebreselasie Gebremariam, head of non-communicable diseases at the Health Ministry’s branch in the Southern region, said that exerting joint effort by health institutions in the region are a prerequisite to the reduction of non-communicable diseases.

Mendefera, 13 March 2015 – Mr. Gebreselasie Gebremariam, head of non-communicable diseases at the Health Ministry’s branch in the Southern region, said that exerting joint effort by health institutions in the region are a prerequisite to the reduction of non-communicable diseases. He made the remarks at an assessment meeting in Mendefera city with health personnel, during which he explained that mortality rate resulting from the diseases has shown decline. Still, new infections are on the rise there, a task that requires due attention.

He went on to indicate that health institutions are working on priority basis in the case of Diabetes, blood pressure, Asthma, cardiac and respiratory diseases, in addition to ophthalmic diseases.

Also speaking at the meeting, Mr. Alem Zekarias, head of National Blindness Prevention and Control, disclosed that successful eye surgery has been carried out twice on inhabitants of the region last year, and that studies have been made to prevent eye diseases.

Mr. Yemane Haile, head of the Health Ministry’s branch in the region, emphasized on his part the need for enhanced public awareness pertaining to combating the aforementioned diseases.

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