1 June 2014

Angola: Reinforcement of Physicians Training Among Strategy to Fight Aids

Ndalatando — The provincial director of Health in northern Cuanza Norte, Manuel Duarte Varela, said on Saturday in Ndalatando, that the reinforcement of the training of physicians is the main strategy adopted at local level to achieve the zero level of new infections and elimination of discrimination.

The official was speaking to journalists about the seminar on new techniques of diagnoses and treatment of HIV-Aids designed for physicians of northern Cuanza Norte province.

Manuel Duarte Varela said the training session is part of the national strategy to fight the Aids and eliminate new infections in children and adults.

To him, the current programme of fight against Aids ensures that after the diagnosis, 90 percent of pregnant women identified as HIV- positive immediately get treatment with anti-retroviral drugs in order to avoid the transmission of the illness from mother to child.

Manuel Duarte Varela added that the other objective of the national and provincial initiative in the fight agains HIV-Aids, ensured that 90 percent of adults, teenagers and children who are HIV-positive take priority in terms of treatment with the antiretroviral drugs.

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