Health sector recommends strengthening measures against diabetes

  • Ministra Da Saude  Silvia Lutucuta
Luanda - The Ministry of Health (MINSA) recommended Friday the sector’s professionals and patients with diabetes to strengthen measures against Covid-19.

Data from World Health Organisation (WHO show 6% of the Angolan population as living with diabetes, accounted for 1.5 million cases per year.

In its message, ahead of World Diabetes Day, MINSA highlights the need to step up measures.

People with diabetes are among the most vulnerable groups, as the disease has been associated with increased SARS-COV2-related mortality.

“The patient must strictly comply with daily treatment, going for routine medical examinations and seek health services in case of symptoms”, reads the message.

The ministerial department, therefore, calls on health professionals, managers of Health units of all levels of care and the population to join efforts in prevention and diabetes control for the good of the entire Nation.

Disease prevalence stands at 5.6%, according to the Health Ministry.

Data from World Health Organisation (WHO show 6% of the Angolan population as living with diabetes, accounted for 1.5 million cases per year.

In its message, ahead of World Diabetes Day, MINSA highlights the need to step up measures.

People with diabetes are among the most vulnerable groups, as the disease has been associated with increased SARS-COV2-related mortality.

“The patient must strictly comply with daily treatment, going for routine medical examinations and seek health services in case of symptoms”, reads the message.

The ministerial department, therefore, calls on health professionals, managers of Health units of all levels of care and the population to join efforts in prevention and diabetes control for the good of the entire Nation.

Disease prevalence stands at 5.6%, according to the Health Ministry.