26 January 2013

Angola: V.P Highlights Need for Continuous Upgrade of Health Technicians

Luanda — The Vice President of Angola, Manuel Vicente, last Friday in Luanda stressed that it is indispensable a continuous technical upgrading of health professionals, considering ongoing technological progress and notable advances achieved in recent year in the sciences of this field.

The vice president was delivering a speech at opening of the 8th International Congress of Angolan Physicians, happening in Talatona Conventions Centre, in Luanda, having stressed that frequent upgrading and exchange of experience enable to resolve, with greater efficiency, the problems with common characteristics.

Thus, Manuel Vicente highlighted the importance of this congress and the first Medical Fair, events that help to promote the importance of new propaedeutic and therapeutic methods, modernisation of thought, introduction of advanced technology and the need for constant training of health staff.

He guaranteed that these matters are already part of the National Public Health Policy of the Executive, which allocates a significant part of the 2013 State Budget to investments in this area, aimed at securing the well-being of Angolans.

He stressed that Angola continues committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, conscious of the fact that in prevention and primary health care, improvement of the management and administrative decentralisation lie the best forms to avoid the proliferation of diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/Aids and many others that affect the population.

Manuel Vicente reminded the audience that the policy of the government in the health domain is not separate from the broader objectives of the Executive of fighting hunger and poverty, with sustainable development programmes, especially catering for more vulnerable citizens.

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