Strategic plan to eradicate malaria

The Ministry of Health in cooperation with partners is working to eradicate the prevalence of malaria from 2017 to 2021 by designing strategic plan.

Asmara, 04 September 2018- The Ministry of Health in cooperation with partners is working to eradicate the prevalence of malaria from 2017 to 2021 by designing strategic plan.

Mr. Aman Goitom from the office of Malaria Control indicated that rigorous effort and follow up is being conducted to preserve the achievements so far gained and to register further developments until the prevalence of malaria is fully eradicated.

Pointing out that the main causes of malaria are lack of environmental sanitation, improper use bed nets, patients late coming to health facilities as well as improper use of medicines, Mr. Aman said that eradication of malaria requires increased awareness of the public and called for integrated effort on the part of all stakeholders.

Mr. Aman also called for going to health facilities within 24 hours in case of feeling malaria symptom, proper use of medicine as well as conducting environmental sanitation programs.

It is to be recalled that the Ministry of Health is distribution impregnated bed nets to the public every three years free of charge.