The European Investment Bank is to provide 54.5 million euros in funding for the Angolan government’s Health Resilience Project (PRS), which focuses on primary care.
According to the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, this project, which also has a partnership with the United Nations Development Program, was initially designed to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Health Minister, who was speaking on Tuesday at the opening of the PRS Steering Committee meeting, said that the PRS, planned for a two-year implementation period and currently in its initial coordination and operationalization phase, was structured to strengthen the health system, respond to the country’s current health needs and improve the health and well-being of the population.
According to the Minister of Health, the PRS steering committee, which is due to meet quarterly, has the task of monitoring the progress of the implementation of PRS activities, “ensuring effective communication between all the parties involved and drawing up relevant recommendations for the success of the project”.
“It is therefore essential, now more than ever, that we act to maintain the gains made, transforming the lessons learned into assertive actions to achieve the goals of sustainable development,” said Sílvia Lutucuta.