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SWITZERLAND/ANGOLA: Angola at 61st World Health Assembly

Geneva, 05/18 - Angola will participate in the 61st World Health Assembly set for May 19 to 24, in Geneva (Switzerland), under the motto "Millennium Heath Development Goals", ANGOP learnt.

Angola`s deputy Health Minister, Ruben Sicato is in Geneva leading the country`s delegation that comprises of the Permanent Representative to the United Nations and to International Organisations, Ambassador Arcanjo Nascimento, and high ranking official of that ministry.

The Angola`s Health Minister will address the assembly on May 21.

The meeting will debate issues such as the "Preparation for a pandemic, change of influence related virus and access to vaccinations and others benefits", "Implementation of International Health Regulations (2005)", "Fights Against Non transmissible Illnesses: Application of a World Strategy".

Other topics relate to "Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Propriety; world strategy projects and the action plan", "Female genital mutilation", are also part of the agenda.

An extraordinary session of the Conference of Health Ministers with the African Union, debated on Saturday in Geneva, about the African strategy for the health sector, the reports on the production of medicines for the continent, the decennium of traditional medicine and Abuja`s 2006`s extraordinary summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

SOURCE: AngolaPress

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DATE: 28/05/2008

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