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Around 38 thousand health professionals will be trained by 2027

The Ministry of Health plans to train approximately 38 thousand professionals in the sector in the country, including 3000 doctors, by 2027.

: Paulo Novais/Lusa
Paulo Novais/Lusa  

The information was provided by Carlos Pinto de Sousa, Secretary of State for Public Health. Speaking at a training seminar on qualified human resources, the person in charge said that the authority "expects to train around 38 thousand health professionals throughout the national territory".

This total is divided into 3000 doctors, 4000 specialist nurses, 3000 diagnostic and therapeutic technicians, 9000 nursing technicians (post-secondary courses), 9000 general regime, 9000 hospital support and 1000 information technology specialists, informed the responsible, mentioned in a note from the ministry.

The training, according to the supervision, will cover all careers and different levels of education.

On the occasion, the Secretary of State also took the opportunity to defend that "the strengthening of human resources for health is a fundamental premise and priority of the Angolan Executive that will be implemented over a period of five years (2023-2027)".

Among other aspects, the ministry also reiterated – in a statement, cited by Angop – its commitment to improving the performance of primary and secondary health units, primary health care, as well as increasing universal coverage of care, being that the purpose is to guarantee medical and medication assistance closer to residential areas.

Among the guarantees highlighted by the guardianship, it is also worth highlighting the fact that it wants to continue working on improving the logistics chain of medicines, supplements, medical means and reagents in order to improve the training of each worker, professional contentment and personal fulfillment.

According to Angop, among other aspects, the ministry also informed that the government will continue the strategy to recruit more professionals, depending on Angola's economic and financial conditions.

It should be noted that the training seminar on qualified human resources was attended by pedagogical directors and similar directors from the country's hospital units. The event was promoted by the Institute of Health Specialization and served to "reinforce the methodological, administrative and technical skills of professionals".

It should be noted that the country's health network – according to data cited by Angop – has approximately 100 thousand professionals to serve more than 30 million inhabitants, while the national health system is made up of around 2000 units.


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