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Telemedicine already brings remote healthcare to 42 hospitals in the country

In six of Angola's 18 provinces, the telemedicine service is already a reality, being operational in 42 hospitals, including provincial and municipal ones.


Luanda, Lunda-Sul, Huambo, Moxico, Uíge and Huíla are the six provinces where it is possible to access medical and training services remotely, from the Angosat-2 satellite.

The information was provided by Infrasat, which operates in the satellite communications sector, and which clarified that the project to implement telemedicine centers is a multisectoral initiative, which aims to expand basic health services and care to the most inaccessible areas from the country.

According to the company, telemedicine has been an asset as a tool to improve universal access to healthcare, connecting patients and doctors in real time.

For the operability of the service, the technological infrastructure is guaranteed by the Ministry of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication - through Infrasat - and the operability by the Ministry of Health.

The note provided by the operator states that the use of information and communication technologies in the service of medicine is a positive experience, particularly in remote areas and with limited access to traditional medical services.

Through this system, several citizens have already had access to medical consultations, diagnoses and treatments without the need for physical travel, whether through video calls or online platforms. “Patients can consult with doctors and specialists, especially useful for non-emergency cases, monitoring chronic diseases and general health guidelines”, says Infrasat.

Hospitals with telemedicine system

In Luanda, telemedicine services are available at hospitals David Bernardino, Josina Machel, Hospital do Prenda, Hospital Municipal de Catete, Hospital Municipal da Quissama, Maternidade Lucrécia Paim and Hospital Américo Boavida (which currently operates at the Hospital Geral de Viana Dom Emílio de Oak).

In Lunda-Sul, they are installed in the municipal hospitals of Dala, Cacolo, Muconda, the General Hospital of Lunda-Sul and the Provincial Maternity of Lunda-Sul.

In the province of Huambo, telemedicine operates at the Huambo Central Hospital, in the municipalities of Caala, Bailundo, Mungo, Longonjo, Ekunha, Tchicala Tcholoanga, Londuimbale, Ucuma, Catchiungo and the Chinjenje Municipal Hospital.

Moxico offers the service at the Provincial General Hospital, in the municipalities of Bundas, Camanongue, Léua, Luacano, Luau, Luachazes, Lumege and the municipality of Alto Zambeze.

In the province of Uíge, the telemedicine service is operational at the General Hospital, in the municipalities of Uíge, Catepa, Negage, Sanza Pombo, Maquela do Zombo and Quimbele.

Huíla benefits from them at the Lubango Central Hospital, in the municipalities of Jamba, Caconda and the Huíla Maternity Hospital.


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