Eritrea: Afambo health center providing efficient service

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Afambo, December 11,2009- A health center in Afambo administrative area, Denkelia sub-zone, is providing efficient health service to the inhabitants of 16 villages in the area, stated Mr. Ali Mohammed Omar, health professional at the center.

He pointed out that the local inhabitants were deprived of access to health service before independence, and as a result a number of them fell victim to various diseases and disabilities. At present, however, the awareness of the population about health service has raised owing to the lectures being offered and the construction of a health center.

Mr. Ali further noted that the center is actively engaged in the provision of pre-and post delivery care, vaccination program and lectures on the consequence of harmful practices.

The beneficiaries stated that previously mother and child mortality rate during delivery was quite high due to lack of awareness about the importance of giving birth in hospitals.

Afambo administrative area is located 75 Km. west of Edi.