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Community-based sanitation campaign in Southern Red Sea region bearing fruitful outcome

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Assab, 27 January 2012 – The introduction of community-based sanitation campaign in the Southern Red Sea region has borne fruitful outcome in controlling communicable diseases and malaria.

The head of the Health Ministry’s branch office in the region, Mr. Asefaw Gebremichael, explained that the sanitation campaign undertaken by the public has played significant role in reducing the spread of communicable diseases.

At a meeting, it was stated malaria has been fully put under control and that voluntary examination and counseling are being given in all health institutions.

Following extensive discussion, the participants of the meeting reiterated readiness to expand community-based sanitation campaign throughout the region.

Speaking at the closing session, the Minister of Health, Ms. Amna Nurhusein, explained that there is plan to build a hospital in Assab town and a health station in Alalie, along with endeavors to upgrade health personnel.