Shabait.com (Asmara)

23 January 2013

Eritrea: Inhabitants Called Upon to Combat Harmful Customary Practices

Elabered — The Health Ministry's branch in Elabered sub-zone called on the inhabitants to extend a helping hand in combating harmful customary practices. It made the call at a seminar during which opinion leaders and health personnel were called upon to enhance joint efforts in this regard.

Mr. Alazar Haile, head of the health center in the sub-zone, presented briefings regarding the negative impact of childhood marriage, and stressed that behavioral change is the only way out from such social stumbling block. He further pointed out that an integrated endeavor is a vital prerequisite in attaining the cherished goal.

Ms. Huria Idris, head of the NUEW branch in the sub-zone, on her part said that the Union has been exerting sustained efforts against childhood marriage vis-à-vis promoting family health.

The participants of the seminar put forth views regarding various issues.

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