16 January 2013

Angola: Six Hundred Physicians to Analyse Health Issues in Luanda

Luanda — About six hundred physicians and other health technicians from various parts of the world will be gathered in Luanda on 25-26 January, in the Talatona Conventions Centre, in the 8th International Congress of Angolan Physicians, a event that is to happen under the motto "Present and Future".

Speaking at a press conference, Isabel Massocolo, spokeswoman of the meeting, said that some of the guests will come from Mozambique, São Tomé and Principe, Brazil, Portugal, Côte d'Ivoire and Cuba.

The gathering is also to be attended by representatives of public and private institutions, as well as professional associations, who will mainly analyse the situation with chronic non transmissible diseases, lifestyles and contagious diseases.

The congress will debate topics such as "Health in Angola, present and future", whose lecturer will be the Angolan Health minister José Van-Dúnem, "Science, technology and humanity or humanism, "Cardiovascular surgery", among others.

The spokeswoman of the meeting also revealed that on 26 January (Angolan Physicians Day) a group of health technicians will get a homage for 25 years of service.

She said the event will include 13 pre-congress courses, scheduled for 23-24 January, at the National Public Health Institute, National Oncology Centre, David Bernardino Hospital, Prenda Hospital and Josina Machel Hospital.

Isabel Massocolo mentioned also that 122 exhibitors will participate in the International Fair of Physicians, Hospitals, Technologies, Medicines and Disposables, in an area of 1,500 square metres.

"Besides Angola, there will be exhibitors from Brazil, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, China, Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, Germany, Belgium, United States and Japan", she informed.

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