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Government shows Angolan progress at Municipal Health Assembly

It was in Geneva, Switzerland, that the Secretary of State for Public Health listed the various advances achieved by the country in terms of "public health and protection of people against diseases", among which are the eradication of smallpox and the maintenance of thousands of lives through polio vaccination.


Carlos Pinto de Sousa is present at the 76th World Health Assembly on behalf of the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta. The conference runs until the 30th in Geneva.

The Secretary of State fulfilled his role by listing the national progress with regard to advances in the sector: "The eradication of smallpox, the remarkable advances in the process of eradicating dranculosis, disease prevention and saving thousands of lives through immunization such as polio, as well as the increased availability of vaccines that protect us from more than 20 diseases, helping people of all ages to live longer and healthier lives", listed Carlos Pinto de Sousa.

The official highlighted the contribution of the World Health Organization in the definition of policies, guidelines, strategies and crucial actions for the improvement of health.

"Together we have developed several initiatives that have led to significant progress in reducing maternal and child mortality and mortality due to communicable and chronic non-communicable diseases, in strengthening the health system based on primary care and in the capacity to respond to public health emergencies ", advanced the Secretary of State for Public Health.

On the sidelines of the 76th World Health Assembly, the delegation led by Carlos Pinto de Sousa participates in several plenary sessions, with the aim of publicizing the work of the Health sector internally. The aforementioned meetings also serve to renew the commitment with international partners in strengthening better support for our country, notes the Ministry of Health in a statement to which VerAngola had access.

In addition to the Secretary of State for Public Health, the national delegation is made up of the director of the National Institute for the Fight against AIDS, the National Institute for Health Research, the National Director of Public Health, the Regulatory Agency for Medicines and Health Technologies, Exchange and other ministry technicians.

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