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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:21 - Updated Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:21

Angola: GAVI delivers 13 vehicles, 30 motorbikes to Health Ministry

Luanda - About 13 vehicles and 30 motorcycles were delivered Thursday in Luanda to the Ministry of Health, an offer from the World Alliance for Vaccination (GAVI), to facilitate the movement of vaccination teams in the country.

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The head of GAVI in Angola, Thierry Vincent, told the press that the symbolic offer of 30 motorcycles of the "Yamaha" type and four vehicles, to the same institution, two of them to the National Directorate of Public Health (DNSP).

The director of the DNSP, Miguel Oliveira, explained that this support falls within the scope of the reinforcement of routine vaccination, because, it is verified the importance of implementing a project, with a view to increasing vaccination coverage in the country.

He explained that the provinces where the situation is most worrying is that they will benefit from the vehicles and the motorcycles, to enable the advanced mobile teams to do their vaccination work.

He said that in public health transport means are not luxury, but is a fundamental means for the work of the teams that remain on the ground, and at this stage will benefit the provinces of Huila, Lunda Norte, Luanda and Uige.

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