ANGOLA HEALTH MINISTER ATTENDING PEPFAR MEETING ON AIDS RELIEF IN WASHINGTON D.C.

An Angolan delegation led by Health Minister Luis Gomes Sambo is taking part in a meeting of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) being held in Washingion D.C this week.

The Angolan delegation also includes Katiza Mangueira, the head of the Health Ministry’s Medicine and Equipment Department, Miguel de Oliveira, the director of the National Institute of Public Health, TAnia Lourenco, an adviser to the Ministry of Health, and Agostinho Tavares, Angola’s Ambassador to the United States.

The US delegation includes US Ambassador to Angola Helen La Lime, US Agency for International Development (USAID) director in Angola Derrick Brown, and the PEPFAR co-ordinator in Angola Carey Spear.

PEPFAR is considered the cornerstone and major component of the US President’s Global Health Initiative, with special emphasis on improving the health of women, newborns and children. The goal of the Global Health Initiative is to save the largest number of lives by supporting countries in implementing their programmes to improve health conditions.

Under its PEPFAR project, the United States provides Angola — and other African countries — with technical assistance to maximize the quality, coverage and impact of the national response to HIV/AIDS.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK