Researchers say 15 million children are living in homes with adults who have the disease

Angolan minister of Social Welfare Joao Baptista Kussumua on Monday called for more efforts to combat childhood chronic diseases caused by malnutrition and lack of vitamins to reduce non-communicable chronic disease rates in the African country. Researchers say 15 million children are living in homes with adults who have the disease
Joao Kussumua, who is also president of the National Children Council, made the appeal at the opening ceremony of a seminar on “The 11 commitments to children protection”, opened in Luanda to kick off the month of June dedicated to children.
The minister stressed the need to fight against chronic illness, including anemia, to ensure good health for children under the 11 commitments to children by the government, which included free vaccination against polio and other epidemic diseases and free primary education.
He also called on Angolan parents to put their children in nurseries and children’s centers where the children can acquire learning skills, while he also stressed the need for birth registration to protect the children’s rights for nationality.
Since decades of wars ended in 2002, the Angolan government has launched various campaigns on child protection, including workshops on life expectancy, nutritional and food security, birth certification, early childhood education, primary education, juvenile justice and the prevention and reduction of HIV/AIDS among families and children. Enditem

Source:Xinhua

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