Commendable outcome has been registered in controlling the prevalence of Malaria in the Gash-Barka and Northern Red Sea regions, owing to the continuous efforts made in the regions.
Asmara, 02 May 2016- Commendable outcome has been registered in controlling the prevalence of Malaria in the Gash-Barka and Northern Red Sea regions, owing to the continuous efforts made in the regions. This was disclosed in a meeting conducted on April 25th in the towns of Akurdat and Ghinda in connection with the ‘Global Malaria Eradication Day.’
In the program accompanied by cultural shows and briefings by experts, it was disclosed that despite the significant progress achieved in reducing the prevalence of malaria, still more has to be done for the total eradication of the disease.
In a speech he delivered during the event, Dr. Luel Banteyrga, branch head of the Ministry of Health in the Gash Barka region outlined that Eritrea has become one of the role models in controlling malaria comparing with Sub-Saharan African Countries owing to the pertinent efforts made at a national level.
Dr. Dawit Estifanos, a physician at Ghinda Referral Hospital called on the general public to thoroughly upgrade their awareness on the new developments of the prevalence of Malaria in connection with Elnino and its impacts on the environment. He also called on the society to conduct diagnosis and take necessary precautions in case of malaria infections.
Eritrea is one of the few countries in the world which are registering a swift and visible progress in controlling the prevalence of malaria at a global level.