19 November 2012

Angola: Vice President Highlights Consolidation of Health System

Photo: Daily Nation
File Photo: Mothers queue at a health centre for child immunisation.

Luanda — Angola Vice President, Manule Vicente, on Monday here said that the construction of a democratic, inclusive, progress, well-being and social justice depends on the consolidation of an effective health system, Angop has learnt.

He said so at the opening of the 62nd session of the WHO regional committee for Africa, and underlined that right to health deserves in the African countries a constitutional consecration that be materialized and develops in conditions of peace, political and social stability, being the essential premises for its materialization.

"It is not strange that health is clearly among the main priorities of the Governments that dedicate their attention and resources to maintenance of programmes and strategies, meant to reach progress in the domain of public health and sanitation of the environment", he said.

Manuel Vicente reminded the commitments the African countries assumed towards health, in the ambit of the United Nations, African Union, SADC and CPLP, recognizing that the progress achieved so far are not yet enough to reach the Millennium Development Goal in 2015.

He underlined the need for preserving in other to increase in quality and equity the universal access to health integrated services, all the citizens, without exception, throughout their life.

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