Luanda – The reduction of tuberculosis rate incidence to less than 80 new cases per 100 inhabitants was one of the priorities of the Angolan Executive’s health programme for the 2009-2012 period.
The information was given this Tuesday to ANGOP, by the Health minister, José Van-Dúnem, when speaking about the gains of his sector in the last four years.
José Van-Dúnem mentioned as programme to execute the reduction to about 70 per cent of the trypanosomiasis prevalence, the increase of attentions paid to trypanosomiasis services, by covering 80 per cent of people at risk, as well as revert the growing trend of aggravating the prevalence of HIV/Aids, bringing it down to 3 per cent.
“The decrease of malaria incidence to a figure not higher than seven cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the reduction to 50 per cent of the maternal and infantile death rate are still plans of the government to achieve the millennium goals”, said the Health minister.
He also said that the sector’s work plan includes the need to increase to 80 per cent the number of birth delivery assisted by qualified health staff, aiming to reach the figure of three physicians per 10,000 inhabitants.
“The strategic guidelines focussed on the restructuring of the national health system, which prioritises the access of the whole population to primary health care, reduction of morbity and mortality by priority diseases (…), as well as the promotion and preservation of a general context and environment propitious for health”, clarified the minister.