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DCE applauds control of maternal/infant mortality issues

2012-03-29 21:23:05
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The District Chief Executive for the Wa East district Assembly, Ameen Salifu has commended government and the Wa East Health Directorate for their efforts in containing certain health issues in the area.

He for instance noted that for the past 13 years the area has not recorded a single case of any guinea worm infection, adding that infant and maternal mortality rates has also dipped down significantly in the area.

Mr. Ameen Salifu was speaking to in an interview to discuss the state of the health sector in the district.

He argued that because of the myriads of health interventions implemented to improve quality health delivery, it has manifested in controlling some of these health issues which could have crippled the health sector.

He said the Assembly has earnestly step up its efforts in getting most local areas covered with potable water, saying that about 85% of the communities in the district have been supplied with safe drinking water to improve their livelihood.


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