11 April 2014

Angola: Government Reiterates Health Services Closer to Citizens

Ondjiva — The governor of Cunene, António Didalelwa, Thursday in Cahama district reiterated the intention of his Government to continue to bring health services closer to citizens, where they live in order to prevent the outbreak of diseases.

The governor was speaking at the inaugural ceremony in the town of Cahimei, southern Cunene province, of a new 10-bed health center.

The facility has a ward, delivery room, a vaccination and medical office. It was built by a national contractor in six months and has cost over 17 million kwanza.

In turn, the head of the Municipal Health Bureau, João Baptista Marcolino, stressed that the people of Cahimei is now well served regarding health care, because before we had to go 40 miles to the commune of Otchinjau seeking for medical assistance.

Malaria, cholera and diarrheal are the most prevailing diseases in Cahimei which has 20,000 inhabitants and is located at 200 kilometers north off the city of Ondjiva, capital of Cunene .

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