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Government bets on family medicine and trains more than 500 doctors in the specialty

A total of 535 doctors are receiving training in the specialty of family medicine. The information was provided by the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, who highlighted that the sector benefited from the biggest wave of admission of public tenders carried out in the current term, in which 33,000 new professionals were admitted, of which 2000 are doctors.


Speaking at the First International Forum of General and Family Medicine, the official assured that the Government is re-launching the specialization of family medicine.

The minister, quoted in a statement from the ministry and to which VerAngola had access, highlighted that Health benefited from the biggest wave of admission of public tenders carried out in the current term, in which 33 thousand new professionals joined, of which 2000 are doctors.

Thus, for better professional performance, the head of the Health portfolio informed that an emergency training plan was designed, with specialization in family medicine being the priority.

"There are 535 new doctors doing specialization, many of them from the municipalities", said the minister, quoted in the note.

About the forum, Sílvia Lutucuta considered that it will make it possible to know about the current state of family medicine as well as establish its importance and define future strategies.

The event, held by the College of Specialty of General and Family Medicine in partnership with the Order of Doctors of Angola, took place this Thursday, at the Dom Alexandre do Nascimento Cardio-Pulmonary Disease Hospital Complex and was attended by representatives from Mozambique. , Brazil, Portugal and Cuba.

Global Fund triples shares in the health sector in Angola

Also this Thursday, Sílvia lutucuta participated in the meeting between the Government and the Global Fund.

On the occasion, the minister took the opportunity to thank the support provided by the fund in a strategic partnership to combat, prevent, treat and diagnose malaria, tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS.

In turn, according to another note from the Ministry, the Minister of State for the Social Area, Carolina Cerqueira, made it known that the country had performed well in the relationship and partnership with the fund and "that in the last three years the aid and support for health programs in the country", and the Global Fund will continue "its actions to contain activities from 2024 to 2027, in the fight against the three diseases".

Joshua Galijour, manager of the Global Fund's Portfolio for Angola, congratulated the country on the "quality and effectiveness of the response to the fight against covid-19".

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