27 June 2012

Angola: Minister Impressed By Number of Health Infrastructures in Bié

Kuito — Angolan Health minister Jose Van-Dunem, said he was impressed by the number of health facilities in central Bie province.

Speaking to the local press, the minister highlighted the commitment by the local authorities to the construction and expansion of health facilities in the province, aiming to ensure proper medical assistance to the populations.

"We want to praise the commitment of the Government of Bie province to the construction of health infrastructures in all communes and also extended to the villages.

Asked on the training of staff, the minister of Health said that the central government has created conditions of higher education in the provinces of Bié, Huambo, Luanda, Benguela, Cabinda, that are enabling the training of the teachers linked to the sector.

During his stay in Bie, the government minister José Van-Dúnem visited, among others, the provincial hospital, maternal-infant centre of Kunje, seven kilometres off Kuito city.

José Van-Dúnem also travelled to districts of Chitembo, 150 km south of Kuito, to assess the functioning of the sector.

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