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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:39 - Updated Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:38

Governor wants to strengthen epidemiological surveillance system

Cameia - The strengthening of the epidemiological surveillance system of the public health operational plan, to allow early detection of any change in individual or collective health conditions, was defended Wednesday in Cameia by the provincial governor of Moxico, Gonçalves Muandumba.

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Abertura da campanha de distribuição de mosquiteiros e Consultas ambulatórios a população

Photo: David Dias

Governor of Moxico, Gonçalves Muandumba

Photo: David Dias

Speaking at the opening of the 7th Expanded Consultative Council of Health, the minister argued that the full functioning of this system would contribute significantly in the fight against malaria cases that have mainly affected children under five years of age, among other chronic diseases that sick the society .

He considers that the Provincial Health System must adapt to the modern strategic lines of health promotion and disease prevention, appealing to healthy living habits and the participation of communities and other sectors in the assertive approach on the social determinants of health.

Gonçalves Muandumba expressed the hope that this meeting will focus on the development of the sector in the future, to improve the planning and quality of the services provided to the communities, adopting municipalities with technical capacity, as well as interacting more and more with other sectors for the sustainability of the activity.

The governor noted that the funds available to finance public health operational plans require the implementation of structural and immediate measures, involving the organization of these services, their supervision, reorientation of professionals and the training of human resources.

In this context, he pointed out, primary health care should continue to be the "key factor" and the preferred entry point into the system for the population of the region.

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