Angolan government pledges to take health services to communities

Ministry of Health (MINSA) on Tuesday said it was committed to continue working on improvement of the people´s health and restore the primary health care units, including the health system.

The pledged was made by the State Secretary for Public Health, Carlos Alberto Pinto, while speaking at the activities to mark the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The official mentioned the results achieved last year by the Government in health field.

He referred to the construction and equipment of the new health units, the significant increase in the number of health professionals from different categories employed over the last few years, and the efforts to train and retain health professionals.

In his speech, the official said that the structuring investment made in the National Health Service was reflected on the improvement of the main indicators of the maternal and child health and nutrition programme.

He cited the increase in prenatal coverage, humanised childbirth, and the reduction of institutional maternal mortality.

As for the major endemics, he said that despite the increase in malaria, there was a reduction of death rate due to the improvement of the access and early diagnosis, as well as the proper treatment.

He said digital transformation allowed to boost the sanitary and epidemiologic information system and the development of health investigation.

This move, he said, enabled a timely decisions and improved management taking into account the extension of innovative platforms to control logistics, health indicators and for people´s nominal registration mainly in fight against Covid-19.

The official also stressed the support provided by WHO and from other partners, aimed to boost the primary health cares.

“We have the conviction that by strengthening partnerships, coordination, investments, integration and innovation in health, we can together face persistent challenges and ensure Health For All”, stressed the official.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)