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Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:57 - Updated Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:56

PASS II improves access to quality health services

Luanda - The Health Sector Support Program (PASS II), financed by the European Union's economic development fund, aims to improve the access of Angolan people to quality health services, with particular attention to maternal and child health care.

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José Cunha, State Secretary of Health

Photo: Lino Guimarães

This program will cover five provinces, namely Luanda, Benguela, Huíla, Huambo, and Bié.
PASS II started in 2014 and is funded by the European Union for the benefit of the Ministry of Health, with 30 million euros.

During the opening speech of the technical sessions of the said program, the Secretary of State for Public Health, José Vieira Dias da Cunha, said that, since 2004, PASS II has focused on technical assistance and development of instruments to support the planning and budgeting, human resource management and the development of a human resources database.

It is also focused on strengthening the management capacity of schools for training health technicians, as well as strengthening the health information system, the organization of health territories and the drafting of health maps.

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