Eritrea Plans to Eradicate Tropical Deseases (August 24, 2013)

Eri-TV: Asmara, 24 August 2013 — The Ministry of Health indicated that Eritrea is exerting stepped-up endeavors towards eradication of tropical diseases, and that a 4-year strategic plan has been mapped out to this end. It made the statement at a workshop which got underway over the past 2 days, during which it was stated that the joint venture between the Ministry and the WHO is focused on trachoma, water-borne diseases, leprosy and other diseases.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Yohanes Gebrat, WHO Representative in Eritrea, noted the importance of prompt public feedback in case of new incidence of such diseases. Another member of the organization equally called for enhanced community role in this regard.

Moreover, Dr. Araya Berhane, head of control of communicable diseases in the Ministry, highlighted the endeavors being exerted by the government to this end.

The participants of the meeting conducted in-depth discussion regarding the diseases, and put forth views on several issues.

Dekemhare, 24 August 2013 — The Managing Director of the Administration of the Southern region, Ms. Fana Tesfamariam, pointed out that more than 300 nationals from inside the country and abroad have so far taken part in the National Festival in Dekemhare which was launched officially on the 17th of this month.(continued….

Dekemhare, 24 August 2013 — The members of the Holidays Coordinating Committee in the Southern Red Sea region who are taking part in National Festival 2013 in Dekemhare made tour of historical sites in the Southern region and symbolic development accomplishment sites such as the Egila-Demhina route.(continued…

Mendefera, 24 August 2013 — A new training center for women worth more than 28 million Nakfa which was put in place in Mendefera city in collaboration between the NUEW and the members residing in the UK was inaugurated today.

The Center comprises accommodations for 10 offices, training, computer lab, sales outlet, meeting, daycare and cafeteria, among others facilities.

The Administrator of the Southern region, Mr. Efrem Gebrekristos, Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the PFDJ, the Chairperson of the NUEW, Ms. Leul Gebreab, religious leaders, community elders, members of the Union residing in the UK and invited guests took part in the ceremony.(continued….

Foro, 24 August 2013 — Farmers in Foro sub-zone are engaged in enhanced rain-fed farming endeavors with a view to raising harvest on the basis of jointly cultivating around 4,000 hectare-wide area which is rich in alluvial deposits from rivers.

Reports indicated that the farmers have been provided with select seeds and tilling service, besides the fact that a new variety of sorghum is being introduced in the area which is mainly characterized with maize harvest.(continued….

Agordat, 24 August 2013 — The Prison and Rehabilitation Center in Agordat is enhancing endeavors towards promoting academic capacity of prisoners. It made the remark in connection with a graduation ceremony thereof during which it was stated that such centers have provided remarkable groundwork for nurturing the production capacity of such nationals.

Speaking on the occasion, Lt. Colonel Idris Damir, Commander of the Center, urged prisoners to effectively utilize the time and opportunity they have been accorded.(continued…

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