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Country wants to train more than 20,000 health specialists

Among the country's aspirations is the training, by 2027, of more than 20,000 health specialists. The information was advanced this Thursday by the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, who clarified that by that year the country wants to train 3000 specialist doctors, 9000 specialist nurses, 9000 diagnostic technicians and specialist therapists, 3000 hospital support technicians, along with the frameworks of the general regime.

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According to a note made available by the Ministry of Health, the minister was speaking to the press after a meeting with her counterpart from Brazil, Nísia Trindade Lima. On the occasion, Sílvia Lutucuta referred that the program is part of the "national plan for the training of specialists in the health sector, which can count on the cooperation of Brazil".

The holder of the Health portfolio also pointed to traditional medicine as another field in which it intends to expand cooperation with Brazil, in the sense of identifying and treating various diseases, "laboratory training, availability of medicines for the treatment of tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases", says the statement made available by the guardianship.

The minister also said that work will be continued on HIV/AIDS projects, strengthening of "epidemiological and laboratory surveillance, support in combating neglected diseases and integrated assistance programs for childhood illnesses, community health, among other areas of health", adds the note.

The holder of the Health portfolio also mentioned the interest in strengthening cooperation in the field of health with the ministry and entities in Brazil, especially with regard to "specialized training of long and short duration, for doctors, nurses and diagnostic therapists and staff of the general regime of the National Public Health System", advances the note.

On the occasion, he also took the opportunity to emphasize that the Government is "committing to primary assistance", and intends to "count on the experience" of that South American country, as well as support in medicines intended to treat chronic non-communicable diseases.

Nísia Trindade Lima took the opportunity to mention that the two authorities are committed to strengthening cooperation aimed at improving the health of both populations. She also left the guarantee that her country will help Angola in terms of research and prevention of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, among other infectious and transmissible pathologies.


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