Covid-19: WHO praises Angolan government effort

  • Angola: Over one million vaccinated against Covid-19
Luanda - The World Health Organization representative, Djamila Cabral, in Luanda, praised the engagement of Angolan authorities in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reacting to the fact that Angola has reached the figure of over one million people vaccinated, Djamila Cabral highlighted the "strong commitment and determination shown" since the process of timely preparation of the vaccination plan, the regulation, among others, which resulted in the positive response of Covax and the acquisition of vaccines for the protection of Angolans.

"The WHO is pleased to be able to stand alongside the Government of Angola and the people in this endeavour to protect the health of all and save lives," she said.

Available data indicate that, as of Wednesday, 1,222,819 citizens had been vaccinated, with 774,926 having received the first dose and 447,893 having received the second dose.

To ensure safe and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines and the success of the vaccination campaign, the Angolan health authorities, with the support of partners, have developed a national plan, including the prioritisation of target groups, which allowed the reinforcement of infrastructures for vaccination and the cold chain, the training of vaccinators, the continuous management of misinformation, the creation of an electronic vaccination registration system, as well as the creation of high performance vaccination centres.

UNICEF's representative in Angola, Ivan Yerovi, said that this is a milestone worth highlighting. It is a testimony to the hard work and commitment of health workers, government officials and all those involved in the campaign.

Reacting to the fact that Angola has reached the figure of over one million people vaccinated, Djamila Cabral highlighted the "strong commitment and determination shown" since the process of timely preparation of the vaccination plan, the regulation, among others, which resulted in the positive response of Covax and the acquisition of vaccines for the protection of Angolans.

"The WHO is pleased to be able to stand alongside the Government of Angola and the people in this endeavour to protect the health of all and save lives," she said.

Available data indicate that, as of Wednesday, 1,222,819 citizens had been vaccinated, with 774,926 having received the first dose and 447,893 having received the second dose.

To ensure safe and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines and the success of the vaccination campaign, the Angolan health authorities, with the support of partners, have developed a national plan, including the prioritisation of target groups, which allowed the reinforcement of infrastructures for vaccination and the cold chain, the training of vaccinators, the continuous management of misinformation, the creation of an electronic vaccination registration system, as well as the creation of high performance vaccination centres.

UNICEF's representative in Angola, Ivan Yerovi, said that this is a milestone worth highlighting. It is a testimony to the hard work and commitment of health workers, government officials and all those involved in the campaign.