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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:53 - Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:54

African ministers committed to improving health care

Luanda - African Health Ministers expressed, Thursday, in Luanda, their commitment to the betterment of the health system in their respective countries, through the materialization of prevention and treatment of diseases programs.

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Participants at the African Health ministers meeting

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According to a document drafted by the participants in the First Meeting of African Ministers of Health, which ends today, distributed to the press, the officials guarantee their determination to develop concrete and effective actions to improve medical care and medication within the population, as well as expand clinical services in communities.

"We commit ourselves to implement the commitments adopted at the meeting to ensure universal health coverage, creating the African Medicines Agency, preventing the common risk associated with non-communicable diseases in Africa and ending maternal and child deaths in the region," he says.

The Cabinet ministers have recognized the many challenges ahead for public health in the continent, a fact that still worries the African governments.

The called on the African Union (AU) and the World Health Organization to support the implementation of the sector programs, monitor and evaluate the implementation of these plans.

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