Eritrea: Malaria Prevalence Reduced by 90% Nationwide, 98% at Regional Level

A very successful malaria mortality reduction program is operating, effectively, safely and affordably, in Eritrea
A very successful malaria mortality reduction program is operating, effectively, safely and affordably, in Eritrea

By SelamTribune,

AT a meeting he conducted with representatives of residents of the Northern Red Sea region in connection with the National Malaria Day, Dr. Yohannes Tekeste, Head of Ministry of Health branch office in the region, indicated that the prevalence of malaria has been reduced by 98%.

He further explained that in the past 67% of the residents of the region have been affected by the disease, and that with the 5 years plan charted by the Health Ministry in 1999 strong efforts have been exerted to reduce the malaria prevalence by 88%. 

Dr. Yohannes also indicated that malaria prevalence has been reduced 90% nationwide and 98% at regional level and that the strong awareness raising programs have been instrumental for the reduction.