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World Health Day: More than two thousand people walk for health

This inclusive event marked a significant milestone in celebrating the progress of public health in Angola

On April 6, 2024, more than two thousand people gathered in Luanda to take part in a walk the talk for health, a landmark event marking World Health Day. Organised by the Ministry of Health and the Luanda Provincial Government, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), this…

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Eliminating tuberculosis to protect citizens

Angola is among the 20 countries most affected by tuberculosis worldwide, with an annual average of 65,000 new cases of tuberculosis in the last five years

To end tuberculosis and protect its citizens, Angola has been intensifying its actions to fight tuberculosis (TB), which resulted in a significant improvement in the service network's coverage in 2018. According to the Secretary of State for Public Health, Professor Dr. Carlos Pinto de Sousa, tuberculosis represents the 3rd leading…

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Angola bets on effective prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

It was stressed that preventing and controlling NCDs requires a multifaceted approach involving the health sector and other sectors such as education, finance, agriculture, transportation, communication, and the environment

Health is a fundamental and universal right, and disease prevention is a global priority. In Angola, as in other countries, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent a growing challenge for health systems and the well-being of the population. The World Health Organization includes chronic lung diseases, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases in…

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Angola Validates Multisectoral Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases

This effort is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially target 3.4 on reducing premature mortality from NCDs by 2030

Health is a fundamental and universal right, and in Angola, as elsewhere, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent a growing challenge. The Angolan Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization, held a workshop to technically validate the Multisectoral NCD Plan. The event brought together a range of actors,…

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Angola reinforces cholera preparedness and response measures

The Ministry of Health, with support from World Health Organization (WHO), has developed a national cholera contingency plan outlining the key measures to be implemented to prevent and respond to an outbreak

With ongoing cholera outbreaks in neighbouring countries, Angola is stepping up preparedness measures to effectively respond to potential emergence of the disease in the country. Over the recent weeks, the Ministry of Health, with support from World Health Organization (WHO), has developed a national cholera contingency plan outlining the key…

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World Health Organization Partners with Universidade Agostinho Neto to Strengthen Health Education and Research in Angola - Cloned

This event headed by the WHO Acting Representative in Angola, Dr. Humphrey Karamagi, and UAN's Rector, Professor Dr. Pedro Magalhães, symbolizes a significant stride in enhancing health education, research, and the strengthening of Angola's health system

22nd January 2024 marks a momentous day for health and education in Angola, as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Universidade Agostinho Neto (UAN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This event headed by the WHO Acting Representative in Angola, Dr. Humphrey Karamagi, and UAN's Rector, Professor Dr. Pedro Magalhães,…

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World Health Organization (WHO) and partners support Angola in the fight against polio

During the two rounds of polio vaccination held in September this year, more than 5.4 million children between the ages of zero and four were vaccinated nationwide

In the neighborhood of Caope Velha, in the municipality of Cacuaco in Luanda, Elisa António de Melo, 70, is carrying a baby girl in her arms. She is waiting with her two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren for the polio vaccine to be administered to the children. De Melo does not…

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Angola drives innovation in communicating tobacco control

The World Health Organization (WHO) works with Member States to assist them in fulfilling their obligations under the terms of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The smoking epidemic is one of the greatest public health threats the world has ever faced. Tobacco kills an estimated 8 million people yearly, with 1.2 million of those deaths being non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. The World Health Organization (WHO) works with Member States to assist them in fulfilling…

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World Health Organization (WHO) supports the reinforcement of actions to combat meningitis

The Angolan Ministry of Health has been carrying out multisectoral actions within the scope of the integrated response to combat meningitis

For more than five years, Angola has been experiencing an increase in meningitis cases, particularly in Huambo province, with a high lethality rate. Between January and May this year alone, 103 patients were reported, of which 42 resulted in death, with an estimated lethality rate of 40.8%. According to Dr.…

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World Health Organisation (WHO) reiterates its support for the revitalization of Primary Health Care in Angola

Regrettably, data shows that as of 2022, 75% of countries in the WHO African Region spend less than the per capita needs, estimated at $127, to provide a package of essential health services

The WHO African Region has significantly improved Universal Health Coverage since 2000, driven mainly by enhanced interventions addressing infectious conditions. However, this progresses it’s not happening in other crucial areas of health, such as ensuring health security or health in all its determinants, which may undermine aspirations to achieve adequate…