- Adi Keyih Hospital: Trachoma surgery carried out on 482 nationals
Asmara, 27 February 2016 – A total of 482 patients have undergone eye surgery for trachoma at Adi-Keyih Hospital.
The patients are from the sub-zones of Mai Aini, Tsorona, Dekemhare, Senafe and AdiKeyih.
The Head of the national program in the Health Ministry on combating blindness, Mr. Alem Zekarias, explained that the task is in line with ongoing endeavors to prevent blindness nationwide.
According to reports, more than 500 citizens successfully underwent similar eye surgery at AdiKeih Hospital
nine months ago.
- Meeting of Eritrean Patriots’ War Disabled Association in Agordat
Asmara, 27 February 2016 – A meeting was held in the sub-zone of Agordat to establish an association for war disabled patriots.
The meeting aimed to create an opportunity for disabled patriots to become beneficiaries of support given by the society and the government. The head of the association, Mr. Shishay Estifanos, emphasized that the disabled nationals should reaffirm their commitment to the association with the aim of receiving needed assistance.
Participants confirmed that they will pay their share dues to the association to benefit themselves. There are 116 war disabled citizens, 11 of which are women, within Agordat and its 14 administrative sub-zones.
- Training for women in Central Region
Asmara, 27 February 2016 – The Ministry of Agriculture is extending training to 100 women to use Adhanet ovens, a type of smokeless oven, in the subzone of Godayf, Central Region.
The distribution of the smokeless ovens is making significant contributions in improving their livelihoods.
Since traditional ovens cause serious health problems and are cost prohibitive, the program’s participants stressed the need to distribute the Adhanet ovens to wider areas.
Prior to distributing the ovens, the head of NUEW in the administrative area, Ms. Nebyat Ghebrezgabhier, said that the training programs is aimed at proper handling of the smokeless oven and supporting positive outcomes.