According to a note sent to Lusa, the CPLP Health Ministers or their representatives met "on an electronic platform", on the occasion of the IV Extraordinary Meeting of CPLP Health Ministers, "with the aim of approving the Strategic Cooperation Plan in Health from the CPLP – PECS-CPLP 2023-2027".
In the communiqué, the Portuguese-speaking Ministers of Health reported that this is a "primary instrument for guiding CPLP's cooperation in health to foster the community's relationship with different development partners".
Those responsible call for an increase in "efforts to provide the PECS-CPLP with financial resources, or other types, that allow to reinforce the execution of the initiatives foreseen therein".
In the note, the government officials appeal "to the CPLP's development partners to join the efforts to be promoted by the Member States and, in the short and medium term, to increase the development of cooperation activities with the CPLP for the implementation of the PECS-CPLP ".
The document also emphasizes the "need to establish a fluid dialogue between the CPLP and international organizations that play a key role in the development of the Member States of the community in the area of health", with special attention to "financing initiatives to address major diseases such as HIV/AIDS (...), malaria and tuberculosis, as well as HIV co-infections and comorbidities such as cervical cancer and hepatitis C".
The Portuguese-speaking officials also announce the objective of "promoting, by the end of 2023, a round table with the purpose of mobilizing associated observers and other development partners for the execution of the PECS-CPLP".
The document also presents the objective of holding, by the end of this year, a conference on primary health care, in Luanda, a conference on "'One Health'/Uma Só Saúde", in Cape Verde, the IV Luso-Brazilian Institute of Health Assessment, in Lisbon, and the holding of the V Ordinary Meeting of the Network of National Institutes of Public Health – RINSP-CPLP, in Maputo.
Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste are the nine Member States of the CPLP.