Angola: International Congress of Physicians Recommends Nutritional Surveillance

Luanda — The need for nutritional surveillance, vaccines, treatment of endemic and current diseases, as well as action at the level of the determinants of health are some of the main recommendations relating to child health presented at the VIII International Congress of Angolan Physicians.

Speaking about psychological health, the physicians stressed that the psychiatric disturbances and psychological health problems constitute the main cause of disability and one of the most important causes of morbidity in contemporary societies.

According to participants, there is an urgent need to implement effective policies and strategies to meet the specific needs of each country and public education from primary school, reconciling science and culture.

To achieve high performance in the health sector doctors have proposed a review of the funding model, design, rehabilitation and expansion of the care network.

Oncology therapeutic protocols with international guidelines, the formation of a coordination committee and an oncology disciplinary team for planning therapy work were alsoproposed to organise the services.

The meeting held under the motto "Health in Angola, present and future", had as objectives to update, strengthen and enrich the scientific and technical knowledge of physicians, as well as the exchange of

experiences produced in national and international context.

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