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Ethiopia – new urban health initiative

Bureau to implement urban health package, 16 September 2009

Harar, September 16 (WIC) – The Harari State Health Bureau said it has finalized preparations to implement urban health package this budget year so as to improve the health service of residents of Harar town.

Bureau Health Care Work Process Health Development Communication Officer, Raniya Mohammed, told WIC the package will be realized in six area administrations of the town beginning this month.

She said the implementation of the health package is aimed at providing fair and efficient health services for residents of the town. She said 62 nurses recruited from health extension workers are receiving a three -month training for the success of the program.

According to Raniya, health extension workers in the town are providing first aid, environmental sanitation and personal hygiene, family health services to inhabitants of the town.

Moreover, the extension workers are offering vaccination, reproductive health, family planning and other related health service to the residents, she noted.

Source – WaltaINFO

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