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Sun, 03 Dec 2017 11:34 - Updated Sun, 03 Dec 2017 11:34

HIV/AIDS deaths drop in Huambo

Huambo - One hundred and fifty-five people died from HIV/AIDS in central Huambo province from January to November this year, less 98 compared to the previous period in 2016.

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The data were released Saturday by the local supervisor of the programme to fight against the pandemic, Euclides Chipalavela.

Euclides Chipalavela was speaking to ANGOP, ahead of World AIDS Day (01 December).

The health sector diagnosed 2,047 patients from January to November 2017, compared to 2,303 in the same period last year, he said.

In turn, the secretary of the provincial government, Pedro Alexandre Gomes, said

the spreading of disease calls for the need of the authorities to take preventive measures, in order to safeguard the inalienable right to health.

The official reiterated the government commitment to implementation of national strategic plan guidance of combat disease.

The first case of the disease in Huambo province was diagnosed in 1990 at the central hospital.

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