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Luanda- The minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, appealed this Monday in Luanda to researchers for greater scientific investment in primary health care.
Sílvia Lutucuta, who spoke online at the opening session of the seminar aimed at addressing the historical trajectory, the challenges of primary health care in CPLP countries, from an academic and strategic point of view, advanced that the investigation of the potential use of RNA in vaccines and the most modern therapies should not depart from translational investigation and operational research, as they allow health managers to develop appropriate policies for the diversity of epidemiological, geopolitical, economic and health contexts.

According to the minister, the pressure and adaptations made by Covid-19  forced  to a reflection on essential issues intrinsic to maternal and child health systems, control of endemic diseases, neglected tropics, emerging and re-emerging pathologies.

Sílvia Lutucuta said that many of these diseases, such as Ebola, Zika and other vector-borne pathologies, have a great potential to evolve into true epidemic outbreaks.

In this domain, he highlighted the importance of epidemiological surveillance, multisectorality and community mobilization, as determining factors for the success of community programs at the level of primary health care. 

"This seminar aims to discuss the articulation of primary health care with specialized services and hospital services", he said.

The minister highlighted the importance of the role of community health development agents, at the base of the pyramid, in accordance with the objectives and strategic vision of each of our countries.

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