MAPUTO– Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario has urged the new leadership of the National Health Institute (INS) to innovate and to intervene creatively so that the institution can respond to the current health challenges facing the country, including malaria, cholera and other diarrhoeal diseases and HIV/AIDS.
Speaking when he swore into office IleshJani as General Director of the INS, and Eduardo SamoGudoJr as his deputy here Wednesday, Rosario said they should carry out to the full their tasks, which included developing a health research system, and the establishment of partnerships inside and outside the health system, to increase levels of efficiency and boost the impact of INS activities.
Access to healthcare is one of the government’s priorities, said the Prime Minister, bearing in mind that only with healthy human capital can we ensure increased production and productivity and thus guarantee improved social and economic welfare.
Jani said the response to the challenges posed by the Prime Minister involved consolidating, over the medium and long term, a scientific culture in the health system, so that all decisions are taken based on scientific evidence.
We need to build a health research system that covers the entire country but we need to do a lot to raise the capacity of our human resources, to consolidate research facilities and to establishment partnerships, nationally and internationally, he aded.
Set up in 1975, the year of Mozambican independence, the INS is the body which manages, regulates and inspects all activities concerned with the production of scientific evidence in the health area.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK