Angola reports more than 2,000 measles cases in three weeks
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The number of children infected with measles continues to rise increase in Angola. In the past three weeks alone, health authorities have recorded more than 2,000 new cases of the disease.
The Minister of State for Health, Bento de Sousa, promised to intensify the vaccination campaign in the coming days.
The provinces most affected are Bié, Cabinda, Kwanza Sul, Huambo and Luanda. Here, the most important thing is to determine the focus,” Pinto de Sousa explained.
With the alarm sounding, the Ministry of Health and strategic partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) mobilized the means and human resources to try to make the measles vaccine available to as many people as possible. children as much as possible.
Filismina Neto, vaccination program coordinator in Luanda, said the focus on vaccination is the most important point, especially in suburban areas.
Kilamba Kiaksi started and focuses on this vaccination, especially in the gray areas of the municipality – in Rasta, Malangino, Golf and other locations. “We will continue to vaccinate until the situation returns to normal,” he added.
Ministry of Health data indicates that as of August 21, more than 1.5 million children under the age of five have been vaccinated in the eight targeted governorates. Which equates to a coverage of about 92%.