28 January 2013

Angola: Health Ministry Told to Invest in Medical Specialisations

Luanda — The participants to the 8th International Congress of Angolan Physicians last Saturday, in Luanda, recommended to the Health Ministry to invest in medical specialisations that can guarantee the achievement of objectives and development of research works, so as to transform the results in a collective heritage.

According to the participants, it is necessary to create instruments that secure the monitoring of the actions of health technicians.

According to the physicians, the computerisation and automation of blood and transfusion medicine services condition the increase of the levels of security and efficiency.

The improvement of the quality and management of risk must be part of the culture of urgency services.

They also defended the need to strengthen the autonomy of Angolan cadres, as well as their training, in the country or abroad, and adjust the infrastructures.

The training of physiciand and specialists, they said, must meet the needs and goals outlined by the Executive.

The physicians also defended the need to create a post-graduation paediatric centre to train technicians in this specialty and strengthen the role of primary health care.

According to participants, as regards the prospects on HIV/Aids, there is a need for redefining strategies turned to the concerned groups, greater involvement of public and private institutions, strengthening the actions designed for people aged between 15 and 24 and improving the quality of services, as well as promoting voluntary testing and counselling, preventing vertical transmission of the virus and focussing on anti-retroviral therapy.

The two-day gathering that discussed several topics, happened under the motto "Health in Angola, present and future".

Besides Angolan physicians, the event was attended by representatives of Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Mozambique and Cote D'Ivoire.

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