Mekerka: Commendable health awareness raising campaign

Mekerka Health Station has been conducting commendable effort in the prevention of communicable and non communicable diseases, pre and post natal health care services as well as on enhancing the awareness of the society, professionals witnessed.

Barentu, 01 September 2018 – Mekerka Health Station has been conducting commendable effort in the prevention of communicable and non communicable diseases, pre and post natal health care services as well as on enhancing the awareness of the society, professionals witnessed.

According to Nurse Yemane Mebrahtu, encouraging outcome is being registered in eradicating harmful practices and inculcating scientific awareness, owing to the child and mother vaccination program as well as health-oriented campaigns the center is conducting.

He further said that although the number of pregnant women coming to the health center is increasing, the number of pregnant women delivering at the center is only 30% and thus strong effort is required of all concerned bodies.

Nurse Yemane also noted that with the cooperation of the administration of Mekerka sub zone, there is plan to conduct extensive community based environmental sanitation activities in 17 villages and called for enhanced communal participation.

Noting that seminars and campaigns are regularly provided to residents on communicable and non communicable diseases, Nurse Tesfu Gebremedhin on his part called on the society to implement expert advises, proper use of impregnated mosquito nets, as well as proper usage of prescriptions.

Beneficiaries on their part testified that encouraging outcome is registered from child and mother vaccination program and expressed readiness to play due part in encouraging pregnant women to deliver in the health center.