14 November 2012

Angola: Health Minister Works in Lunda Norte

Luanda — A delegation of the Ministry of Health, led by the incumbent minister, José Van-Dúnem, left this Wednesday for the eastern Lunda Norte province, for a two-day working visit , where they will seek solution for the problems that affect the population of Cuango locality.

Speaking to Angop at Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport, the Health Minister said that since 27 August this year, it has been recorded an increase of malaria in that locality, affecting children and teenagers from zero to fifteen years old.

He said that the disease is characterised by high fever and anemia.

"As everyone knows that Diamond areas such as Kafunfo, Batabata and Cuango have some organizational difficulties ", said the minister.

According to him, the delegation is going to work in order to improve the systematic response, which means the availability of the information system to operate better, as well as the public health services to interact with the services of diamond companies.

The delegation integrates national directors of public health, representative of National Institute of Health, staff of the Institute of Blood and Malaria and Cuban physicians.

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