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Vaccination coverage of mothers and children in Central Region

Asmara, 12 February 2022- At a meeting conducted on 10 and 11 February at the Ambasoira Hotel, the Ministry of Health branch in the Central Region reported that in 2021 vaccination coverage of mothers and children has reached 99.4%.

The report also included that the prevalence of malaria has been reduced to 0.05% and 97% of the villages in the region have implemented community based environmental sanitation program.

At the meeting in which Ms. Amina Nurhussen, Minister of Health, as well as heads of United Nations offices in Eritrea took part, Dr. Mulugeta Haile, head of the Ministry of Health branch in the Central Region, gave extensive briefing on the activities implemented in the region with a view to ensure the health of the public.

Indicating that the achievements registered attest to the strong effort that the Ministry of Health has been exerting, Dr. Andebrhan Tesfatsion, D. G. of Public Health, called for reinforced participation of all stakeholders in the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Col. Gebrehannes Woldegergis, D. G. of Social Service in the Central Region, on his part called for integrated effort on the part of all stakeholders in the effort to expand and ensure health service provision to the public.

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