The Portuguese Embassy in Luanda announced that Portugal will deliver to Angola on Thursday another 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, for a total of four batches with 570,000 doses.
Portugal’s support for Angola’s national vaccination plan against the Covid-19 virus began in July, with the delivery of three more batches of vaccines for a total of 370,000 doses, to which an additional 200,000 vaccines will be added, accompanied by materials to administer them.
The vaccines will be delivered by Jose Manuel Correa, responsible for business at the Portuguese Embassy in Angola, to the Angolan Minister of Health, Silvia Lutukuta, on Thursday at 9:30 pm, at 4 de Feverero Airport.
The Portuguese government has pledged to make about three million doses of vaccines available to Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP) and East Timor under the action plan for the health response to the Covid-19 epidemic.
“The operationalization of this measure is the result of the joint efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, namely through Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language and the Portuguese Embassy in Luanda, and the Portuguese Ministry of Health, through the General Assembly the Directorate of Health (DGS) and the National Authority for Medicines and Health Products (INFARMED) and the The work of the national vaccination plan against Covid-19 in Portugal,” the statement from the embassy indicates.
In recent weeks, in addition to Portugal, other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom have sent donations of vaccines to Angola.
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