EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES
PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
For Immediate Release August 24, 2020
US GOVERNMENT REINFORCES ITS SUPPORT FOR ANGOLA TO COMBAT COVID-19
The US Embassy in Angola is pleased to invite the media to cover the launching of yet another project to support the initiatives of the Republic of Angola, which aims to prevent the spread and combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which will take place on August 26, at 10 am, at the Augusto N’gangula Maternity Hospital, in the Miramar neighborhood in Luanda.
The U.S. Ambassador to Angola, Nina Maria Fite, will inaugurate a US Government funded COVID-19 response project aimed at preventing transmission of COIVD-19 in health facilities. The project will train 450 healthcare workers to appropriately use personal protective equipment and quickly identify and refer for testing patients suspected to be infected with COVID-19. At 30 strategic health facilities the US Government is also making it possible for the health facility to install handwashing stations, establish triage points at entrances, ensure patients maintain enough social distance, and disseminate COVID-19 prevention information to their patients. At the launching of this project Ambassador Fite, members of Ministry of Health and the Luanda Provincial Health Director, Dr. Miguel Gaspar, will symbolically wash their hands at the handwashing station in the Hospital de Maternidade Augusto N’Gangula.
A total of 200 handwashing stations are being produced with US Government funding and will be installed at key health facilities in the province of Luanda. These 1,000-liter handwashing stations will guarantee all patients, visitors, and staff can perform good hand hygiene to prevent transmission of COVID-19 at the health facilities.
For more information, contact the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Luanda through email@example.com or call Mr. Manuel Mungongo at 222-641-134 or 923-284.