Eritrea: A 95% Achievement Registered in Malaria Control

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Eritrea managed to reduce its Malaria infection rates by 95 percent through organizing public-education campaigns on nutrition and disease prevention, providing free insecticide-treated mosquito nets in areas where Malaria is endemic, establishing community-based medical clinics where the population can get free blood tests, and also by filling in mosquito breeding sites and/or spraying insecticide on those areas. 

Eritrea succeeded in significantly reducing malaria incidence
“Eritrea succeeded in significantly reducing malaria incidence” – @UNEritrea

By Shabait,

THE Ministry of Health indicated that a 95% accomplishment has been registered regarding malaria control. It made the remark in connection with the conducting of a ceremony in Serejeqa sub-zone yesterday marking World Malaria Day.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Tesfai Solomon, Head of the Ministry’s branch in the Central region, pointed out that higher efforts are being put up in a bid to ensuring a still more gratifying achievement. He further stated that the organizing of such international event in the country shoulders the responsibility of keeping the current momentum towards malaria control, besides sustainability of the ongoing community-based environmental hygiene campaigns. 

Mr. Melles Gebreyesus, head of malaria control in the branch office, on his part said that Eritrea is in a position to become one of the top four countries which made exemplary accomplishment as regards control of the disease thus attesting to the effectiveness of the programs implemented thereof.

On the occasion, various activities were staged depicting the Day.

Trends in reported malaria incidence, 2000 - 2011 (Data Source: WHO World Malaria Report 2012)
“Eritrea’s simple public-health practices have resulted in the biggest breakthrough in Malaria mortality prevention in history, and to date I have yet to find a single story about this in any mainstream media outlet.” – Ruben Rosenberg Colorni, NEWS JUNKIE POST                      (Data Source: WHO World Malaria Report 2012)


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