NATIONAL, DILI, HEALTH

MoH launches National Integrated Helath Campaign to combat preventable diseases

MoH launches National Integrated Helath Campaign to combat preventable diseases

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DILI, 20 november 2023 (TATOLI) – The Ministry of Health launched the National Integrated Health Campaign with various measures aimed at combating preventable diseases in the country.

National Integrated Campaign was launched, on monday, in Laloran hamlet of Bairro Pite village, in Dom Aleixo Administrative Post, in Dili.

José dos Reis Magno, Vice Minister for Institutional Strengthening in Health, Ministry of Health, Timor-Leste that the campaign focused on the promotion of nutrition, maternal and child health, the prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as vaccination against COVID-19.

“We launched the campaign because it is included in the government’s program to promote nutrition, maternal and child health, the prevention of dengue, tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases, the prevention of road accidents, and also vaccination against COVID-19. This campaign aims to enable health professionals to provide medical care to the community at the village level,” Magno said at the launch ceremony.

Magno said that the campaign will be carried out simultaneously in all the municipalities: “We hope that, with the presence of specialist doctors in the remote areas, good health care will be provided to the village communities.”

He also pointed out that this campaign has the support of Singaporean medical specialists and Protestant pastors: “We hope that this campaign will convince communities to take precautions against preventable diseases.”

Pastor Nilton Lima said that the campaign is essential to encourage communities to prevent any kind of illness.

“It’s a privilege since we have direct contact with seven medical specialists from the Church of Singapore to provide health services to the community,” said Lima.

The pastor added that dental specialists, surgeons, and general practitioners are currently at the Agape Church in Dili to provide medical assistance to the Timorese people.

 

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editro: Filomeno Martins

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