8 February 2013

Angola: FAA Staff Urged to Step Up Action On HIV/Aids Fight

Luanda — The chief of Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) general Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda Friday in Luanda called on the members of the sector to redouble the prevention and education actions, either within military or among the community, to combat the threat to public health.

The general said so at the opening of 9th national activities of combat HIV/AIDS in FAA-2013, adding that the disease poses a threat to the public health, economic growth and national security in the country.

The FAA senior official also stressed the importance of the States to develop United Nations policy style, intensifying the efforts to stamp out HIV/AIDS with the specific goals until 2015.

He explained that the UN aims to reduce the sexual transmission of disease by 50 per cent and the reduction of infection in drug addicts in equal numbers.

Witnessed the opening ceremony of event Health minister, José Van-Dúnem, State secretary for Education, Ana Paula Dala.

Officials of AIDS combat institute, protocol entities, high ranking officers and soldiers, also attended the activities.

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