Portugal will provide Angola with 50,000 doses of vaccines against COVID-19, accompanied by the necessary material for its administration – syringes and needles, among others –, which arrive in Luanda on Thursday, July 15, and will be delivered to the competent Angolan authorities in a ceremony attended by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, and the Minister of Health of Angola, Silvia Lutucuta.

This action stems from the political commitment to make available to PALOP countries and East Timor at least 5% of the vaccines against COVID-19 acquired by Portugal, being part of the second phase of the Action Plan in the health response to the pandemic COVID-19 between Portugal and Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor.

The operationalization of this action is the result of a joint effort by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, namely through Camões - Institute for Cooperation and Language and the Portuguese Embassy in Luanda, and the Ministry of Health, through the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) and the National Authority of Medicines and Health Products (INFARMED).

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