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World Health Organization and Private University of Angola to reinforce public health research

The World Health Organization (WHO) signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Private University of Angola (UPRA), with the aim of fostering health research, promoting information sharing and carrying out joint activities to improve outcomes. health in the country.


The signing of this memorandum marks "a fundamental step" in strengthening collaboration efforts between WHO and academic institutions, says a statement sent by WHO to VerAngola.

The initiative forms part of WHO's 13th General Program of Work, which seeks to strengthen health systems and research. The Memorandum of Understanding recognizes the need to involve academic institutions as a key partner for the production and use of evidence, which will lead to assertive decision-making for the improvement of health.

According to Humphrey Karamagi, WHO Interim Representative in Angola, by strengthening collaboration with academic institutions, WHO can leverage its research capabilities and knowledge base to improve the strategic use of health information and investment, in support of the health agenda in Angola.

"The memorandum will allow us to strengthen research in the field of health, exchange knowledge and improve dialogue on health in Angola", said the official.

Meanwhile, the Memorandum of Understanding with the UPRA is expected to promote health research, implementation of joint research projects, sharing of information and knowledge, and support for health training and research programs that enhance the promotion and adoption of good practices, to guarantee 'Health for All'.

For the Rector of UPRA, Silvana Rocha da Silveira, the partnership between UPRA and WHO is an enriching synergy that will enhance the academic training process, nurturing future health professionals with up-to-date knowledge and practical experiences.

"This initiative sheds light on strengthening the training of health professionals, preparing them for global challenges and empowering them to contribute significantly to advancing society towards more equitable and resilient health," she said.

In addition to signing memorandums with educational institutions, WHO has access to more than 800 collaborating centers in over 80 Member States, which work with the organization in areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, nutrition , mental health, chronic diseases and health technologies.

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