ANGOLA AMONG THE 30 MOST AFFECTED COUNTRIES BY TUBERCULOSIS

LUANDA– The coordinator of the Tuberculosis Control Program in Angola, Ambrosio Disadidi, regretted his country is today among the 30 most affected by the disease in the world.

Disadidi made the statements on the sidelines of a meeting in New York on the subject in which Health Minister Silvia Lutukuta is also taking part.

Both officials accompany President Joao Lourenzo to the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), according to the Public Television of Angola.

As part of measures taken, we want to eradicate tuberculosis, the third cause of death among Angolans, before 2035, said Disadidi.

After mentioning the concern that many of those affected have strains resistant to drugs traditionally used in treatments, Disadidi said that they will turn the Sanatorium Hospital of Luanda into a specialized center against this ailment in the south of the city.

Angola reported some 1,400 deaths in almost 58,000 cases in 2017, making it the third cause of deaths behind malaria and traffic accidents.

Lourenzo, present since last Friday at the UN, will make his first speech before the plenary this Wednesday.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK