World Health Organisation Supports Angola in Fighting Against Yellow Fever

Zimbabwean Girls Sold for Marriage As Hunger BitesWorld Health Organisation (WHO) has pledged financial support and equipment to combat the outbreak of yellow fever and other diseases in Angola.

The pledge came from director of the international body, Margareth Chan.

The WHO official announced this Tuesday to the press at the end of an audience the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, granted to her at the presidential palace in Luanda.

The meeting discussed issues related to institution’s support for Angola at a time the country is recording an outbreak of yellow fever.

Margareth Chan, who is in Angola for the second time, said that the WHO delegation had the opportunity to visit some vaccination sites and the General Hospital in Luanda.

The official admitted progress in those sites, as the number of cases is reducing.

To this purpose, she added, we would like to congratulate the government of Angola on the efforts that are being undertaken.

The official said they were informed on the ongoing vaccination campaign which has already covered about 87 percent of Luanda population.

Margaret Chan is visiting the country at the invitation of Angolan authorities.

According to her, the vaccination work should also cover other provinces or regions of the country, where the cases of this epidemic are being registered.

On the other hand, she called on the Angolan families to engage in the fight against vectors (mosquitoes), as two-thirds of mosquitoes grow or reproduce in the homes.

In her turn, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, who is accompanying the organisation’s director to this visit and attended the audience, expressed her satisfaction at the progress made with regard to polio eradication.

The official urged all actors to participate in efforts made by Angolan government focused on combat polio, yellow fever and other diseases.

She said that WHO has sent 65 staff to Angola to help the Angolan government in fighting this epidemic.

The Angolan minister of Health, Luís Gomes Sambo, witnessed the audience the president granted to the WHO delegation.

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