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Tue, 21 May 2019 13:29 - Updated Tue, 21 May 2019 13:32

Universal health is of global concern - minister

Luanda - Angola's Health minister, Sílvia Lutucuta, on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, said universal health is a worldwide concern, which demands concerted action against major endemic diseases.

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Health minister Sílvia Lutucuta (left) attends 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva (Switzerland).

Photo: Foto cedida

Health minister Sílvia Lutucuta (left) attends 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva (Switzerland).

Photo: Cedida

The Angolan official, who was speaking on the sidelines of the opening session of the 72nd World Health Assembly, underscored that a special attention needs also to be paid to non-contagious chronic diseases, strategic plans and the budget allocated to the health sector.

The minister is due to present the full picture of Angola’s public health sector, address the event on behalf of the 47 African member states of the World Health Organization and introduce a declaration draft of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) concerning access to medicines and vaccines.

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