7 January 2013

Angola: Effective Intervention Can Reduce Health Problems - WHO

Luanda — The burden of health priority problems can be reduced through intensified interventions of highly confirmed impact, with distributions of insecticide treated mosquito nets and Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT).

This is expressed in WHO note delivered Monday to ANGOP, which states that the intensification of the international health regulation at the level of communities also contributes to the early detection of outbreaks and their effective responses.

The report also stated that the cross-border cooperation among member States in the area of preparedness and response to pandemics, assistance with partners, pre-positioning of emergent kits and the setting up of rapid response teams in the field have contributed to a rapid containment and effective control of outbreaks of other diseases.

The document also mentions the need to optimise the capabilities of the representations of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the countries, under the existing employees, in addition to national expertise to engage in preparedness, response and recovery from emergencies.

The continued collaboration with UN agencies and other partners, through existing mechanisms such as the United Nations development assistance at the level of the countries enabled the assistance provided to member States.

According to the sources, the WHO also should continue to encourage the formation of alliances, among other public / private partnership and mobilize the leaders and civil society organisations in support of health activities.

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