28 November 2012

Angola: Nation Committed to Reduce Weight of Diseases - Health Minister

Luanda — The Minister of Health, José Van-Dúnem, has recently said in Luanda that Angola will continue to work hard in order to reduce the weight of communicable disease, taking into account the Millennium Development Goals in lessening the rate of maternal and infant mortality, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/Aids and trypanosomes.

Speaking to the press at the 62nd session of WHO/Afro conference, the official stressed that the communicable diseases started to have a double burden of noncommunicable chronic diseases, with a remarkable weight for high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes and road accidents.

"These disease contribute so that trauma may have a very important dimension in the causes of admission in our hospitals and according to this epidemiological patterns we must to reinforce the infrastructures", said the minister.

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