The Minister of Health, Ms. Amina Nurhussen stated that environmental sanitation activity is playing significant role in the declining of communicable diseases.
Massawa, 07 September 2019 – The Minister of Health, Ms. Amina Nurhussen stated that environmental sanitation activity is playing significant role in the declining of communicable diseases. Minister Amina made the comment at the occasion held to launch environmental sanitation program at the Nakfa sub-zone.
Stating that encouraging result is being registered from the integrated and sustainable community based environmental sanitation activities, Minister Amina said that the prevalence of communicable diseases has declined by 30-50% and that attests to integrated efforts conducted. Minister Amina also called for strengthened awareness raising campaigns and follow-up for better and sustained outcome.
Mr. Hagos Milkias, head of Environmental Sanitation Program at the Ministry of Health branch in the Northern Red Sea region, on his part indicating that environmental sanitation program has received wide acceptance in villages and remote areas, stated that the commendable outcome is the result of the increased awareness and commended the public for their reinforced participation.
Mr. Yakob Idris, Administrator of Nakfa sub zone, on his part pointing that the encouraging outcome is the result of the awareness raising campaigns conducted in 33 villages of 11 administrative areas, commended villages committees and concerned Government institutions for their contribution.
The Governor of Red Sea Region, Brig. Gen. Tekle Libsu on his part called on the remaining sub zones to follow the footsteps of Nakfa sub zone and expressed readiness of the regional administration to stand alongside them in all their endeavors.