30 November 2012

Angola: President Addresses WHO Work in Africa

Luanda — The President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, analyzed Friday, in Luanda, with the Regional Director for Africa of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Angolan Luís Gomes Sambo, issues related to the work of the institution on the continent.

"I was able to discuss with the Head of State, matters relating to the work of WHO in the African region, and explain the major public health problems we face," revealed to the press, Luis Sambo at the end of the meeting, held in Presidential Palace.

During the meeting, he also pointed to difficulties in terms of resources and, on the other hand, the successes recorded in respect of improving the health status of the population in Africa.

He added that the meeting served to transmit a message to the Angolan President of African Ministers of Health who gathered recently in the capital, as part of the 62nd Ministerial Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for Africa.

"The letter expresses gratitude for the support and the excellent conditions that have been created, which enabled the success of the meeting," he said.

He also said that the Angolan leader received full support for the work that he holds in WHO, and wished to contribute to improving health in Africa, despite the difficulties.

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