1 February 2013

Angola: Physicians Note Implementation of Anti-Vector Programme

Uíge — Physicians from Angola, The United States of America, Cuba and Congo Brazzaville are since Thursday working in Uíge Province, with the aim of inspecting activities connected to the Fight Against Malaria Programme.

Speaking to the press, the national vice coordinator of the Fight Against Malaria Programme in Angola, Nilton Saraiva, stated that the 72-hour visit aims at a deep analysis of actions which officials implement for the reduction of malaria mortality rate, as well as eradication of the disease.

The official said that the World Health Organization (WHO) intends to inspect the operation of the programme aimed to fight malaria in Uíge Province, for being one of the most endemic zones.

Nilton Saraiva reminded that Angola is an endemic country, with the northern region considered having the highest level of cases registered and efforts are being done so that there can be adequate answers.

The doctor noted that a technical multi-sector committee was established, comprising specialists from the Congo Brazzaville, United States of America, Cuba and Angola, with a view to deepening the implementation of measures aimed at the discovery of new possibilities for the implementation of the programme.

According to the physician, a protocol is being elaborated to allow the improvement of the programme, whose implementation will happen in thirty days.

The team also visited areas larvae zones, such as ponds and marshes, on the outskirts of the cities of Uige and Negage.

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