Health Ministry focuses on strengthening scientific research

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The Health Minister, Luís Gomes Sambo, said on Tuesday (11/10/16) in Luanda that his department has on its agenda the strengthening of scientific research of the National Health System, with a view to giving efficient responses to the health matters of the country.

The official gave this information to the press during a visit paid by the Minister of Science and Technology to the Health Ministry and the Public Health National Institute.

The Minister expressed satisfaction with this stage of the co-operation with the Science and Technology Ministry.

To him, there is a need, in the first place, to define a national policy on scientific research in the health domain, as well as a strategy, and bring into line the budget of the Ministry directed to research.

He added that this orientation is extended to programmes and public health institutes responsible for providing healthcare services to the people, never putting aside the research to improve the professional capacity of health technicians.

As regards laboratories, the Minister said that there is one of national reference installed at the Public Health National Institute, besides others placed in health institutes, central, provincial and municipal hospitals, adding that the challenge is to improve the essential means such as technological equipment and disposable material.

This story was sourced from the Angola Press website.

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