The World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in Angola, Mr Djamila Cabral disclosed that the health body has an estimated 35 million dollars to aid Angola this year, and year 2021.
He stated this during a meeting with Angola’s Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta, emphasizing that all the health sector support donated to Angola should be adapted to the current pandemic situation.
Cabral urged the Angolan government to expand investment in health sector and build a resilient system to cope with the current COVID-19 situation.
“We are already halfway through the execution of 21 million dollars, it is possible that this amount will increase until the end of 2021.
The provision of this aid package should be prioritized among primary health care and community health, a matter already being analyzed with Angola’s Health Ministry.”
The Angola Health Minister expressed the willingness of the ministry to continue cooperating with the newly appointed WHO representative in the country to improve the health situation of the populace.
The World Health Organization commended the initiative being implemented by the Angolan government to fight against COVID-19, referring to the contingency measures adopted by the health sector to stop the spread of the virus in the country.