At a meeting conducted under the organization of the Health Ministry and NUEW in Gash-Barka region, the sub-zonal and Area administrators in the region emphasized that there is a need to combat harmful traditional practices which cause psychological and health problems to women.

At the meeting, it was noted that vigorous efforts are being made to combat harmful traditional practices and to improve the people's awareness towards it. In this regard, plan has been drawn up to undertake intensive research in Ugana, Mogolo, Tekreret and Adi- Omar. The participants of the meeting on their part expressed readiness to step up efforts to this end.

The director general of social service in the region, Mr. Abdulahi Al-Amin Tita, pointed out that the necessary endeavors are being made to improve people's awareness. He also indicated the vigorous efforts made by the committees set up at village level to avoid harmful practices.

Moreover, the head of the NUEW in Gash-Barka region, Ms. Alem Belai, explained that the vigorous endeavors being made by the NUEW would continue in an intensified manner.

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