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Doctors serve 47 families more than recommended by WHO: there is one doctor for 117 families in the country

The number of family doctors in the country is quite small: for every 117 angolan families there is a doctor available to meet basic needs. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that each doctor be assigned to only 70 families.


After all, the angolan doctors attend more 47 families than recommended by the WHO.

According to Israel Kussumua, president of the general and family medicine specialty college of the Angolan Medical Association, the country has only 51 doctors specialized in family medicine - a specialty that focuses on primary health care.

Speaking to the angolan newspaper, Israel Kussumua explained that general medicine is very important to keep the population healthy and that it is necessary to invest in the development of this specialty in Angola, because only in this way will the country be able to ensure that the population stays healthy.

The responsible considered that this bet would help the country to practice a more preventive type of medicine, leading to lower costs generated with intervention medicine.

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