19 November 2012

Angola: Vice President Acknowledges Physicians Shortage

Luanda — Angola's Vice President, Manuel Vicente, on Monday here acknowledged that two physicians for each 10,000 inhabitants is not enough, as the hiring of foreign experts have been guaranteeing the medical assistance to population, Angop has learnt.

The government official said so at the opening of the 62nd session of the WHO/Africa and underlined that for this reason the Angola Executive have been implementing an ambitious national planning of training of staff for the 2013/2020 period that will enable to overcome the situation.

But, he said some results were achieved that show some progress with regard to life expectancy, reduction of maternal and infantile death rate and the control and prevention of HIV/AIDS and poliomyelitis.

The Vice President also said that all Municipalities are making great investments in the infantile and obstetrics areas, replying the world strategy of the United Nations for woman and children health.

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