Malaria, acute respiratory diseases, dysentery without apparent causes and high blood pressure are the most diagnosed diseases at the Health Fair held, on Saturday (27), in Luanda, in the municipality of Cazenga, by the Associação dos Caimaneiros (Angolans who studied in Cuba) .
11/28/2021 Last update 09:46
Hundreds of citizens were consulted for free © Photography by: Contreiras Pipa | Editions November
The municipal director of Health, Carlos Manuel, said that the fair was held as part of the celebrations of 46 years of friendship between Angola and Cuba and, also, to commemorate the fifth year of the death of Commander Fidel Castro.
At the Health Fair, in addition to consultations with general practitioners and various specialties such as Gynecology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Nutrition and Physiotherapy, many children were vaccinated as part of the Expanded Vaccination Program (PAV).
An advanced team for Covid-19 immunization was present at the fair, where the first and second doses of vaccines from AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Sputnik were administered.
Carlos Manuel underlined that the Feria da Saúde involved 85 health professionals (doctors, nurses, clinical analysis technicians and support staff). In the first two hours, more than 150 people were attended.
Asked about the floods at the fair, Carlos Manuel replied that in Cazenga there are only 15 health units, to serve the approximately one and a half million inhabitants. “These units are insufficient, that’s why, when there are health fairs, the population flocks”.
According to the director of Health, the municipality has three hospitals, three referral centers, four medical centers and five health posts. “The priority must always be primary care, so that health facilities are decongested, whether they are intermediate or tertiary.”
He added that the most serious cases were referred to municipal and tertiary hospitals, in order to be properly followed up”.
In her turn, the Cuban consul in Angola, Dallamy Diaz, said she is happy to help the Angolan authorities, especially those in the municipality of Cazenga, to take care of the population’s health, because when people are healthy the country develops.
“We are certain that relations between Angola and Cuba will continue to be good and proof of this are the various Cuban doctors who, fearlessly, have worked in the various units in the country”, he concluded.