Portugal donates over 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine

  • Health minister, Silvia Lutucuta, receiving Portugal's vaccines donation
Luanda – At least 135,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived this Thursday in Angola, through a donation of the Portuguese government, in the framework of the European country’s support for the Portuguese speaking countries.

Besides the vaccines, the donation includes additional sanitary material such as syringes and needles.

 

This is the second batch of vaccines that Portugal sends to Angola, after the first one that arrived last July.

 

The Portuguese government, in the ambit of its action plan to respond to Covid-19 in concert with the five African Portuguese-speaking countries and East Timor, has made the commitment to make available about three million doses of vaccines to the aforementioned six countries.  

 

Meanwhile, the Angolan Health minister, Silvia Lutucuta, said Portugal has been a strategic partner, not just in preventive measures but also in the area of staff training and exchange of experiences.  

 

On his turn, Pedro Pessoa e Costa, Portugal’s ambassador to Angola, guaranteed that his government plans to donate, by the end of the year, over 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  

 

He took the occasion to announce that next week another batch of vaccines, roughly 185,000 doses, will be sent by Portugal to Angola.

 

Besides the vaccines, the donation includes additional sanitary material such as syringes and needles.

 

This is the second batch of vaccines that Portugal sends to Angola, after the first one that arrived last July.

 

The Portuguese government, in the ambit of its action plan to respond to Covid-19 in concert with the five African Portuguese-speaking countries and East Timor, has made the commitment to make available about three million doses of vaccines to the aforementioned six countries.  

 

Meanwhile, the Angolan Health minister, Silvia Lutucuta, said Portugal has been a strategic partner, not just in preventive measures but also in the area of staff training and exchange of experiences.  

 

On his turn, Pedro Pessoa e Costa, Portugal’s ambassador to Angola, guaranteed that his government plans to donate, by the end of the year, over 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  

 

He took the occasion to announce that next week another batch of vaccines, roughly 185,000 doses, will be sent by Portugal to Angola.