The Ministry of Health branch in the Anseba region organized workshop in Keren city on community based environmental sanitation in ensuring the health of the society.
Keren, 28 January 2019- The Ministry of Health branch in the Anseba region organized workshop in Keren city on community based environmental sanitation in ensuring the health of the society.
At the workshop assessment was conducted on the environmental sanitation activities conducted over the past ten years and road map was designed to be implemented from 2019 to 2020.
Indicating that sanitation is vital for nurturing developed and healthy society, Mr. Tesfatsion Girmai, head of Social Service at the Anseba region, called for integrated effort for better outcome.
According to report presented from the 295 villages in the Anseba region 201 (68%) have become beneficiaries of latrines, 47 villages are in the process and the remaining will become beneficiaries until 2020.
Pointing out that transportation shortage, lack of village regrouping, deficiency of skilled human power and resources have been the bottlenecks, call was made to conduct sustainable awareness raising campaigns, villages regrouping as well as sustainable follow-up and monitoring at the administrative areas and village levels.
Mr. Berhane Gebrekidan, head of the Ministry of Health branch in the region, on his part underlined on the importance of environmental sanitation activities in preventing the prevalence of communicable diseases.