YOKOHAMA (JAPAN)-ugust 29 2019
The Algerian delegation partaking in the 7th Tokyo International Conference on Africa’s Development (TICAD) on Thursday made a presentation themed “health and food” and focused on Algeria’s efforts in terms of healthcare services development.
In this regard, the Algerian delegation stressed that “Algeria has entrenched citizens’ right to healthcare services in its Constitution and has endeavored to build and develop healthcare facilities and the health system in general.”
The delegation also highlighted healthcare efforts that led to “significant increase in the average age of citizens from 46 years on the aftermath of independence to 77.6 in 2017.”
“The child mortality rate declined from 37 for 1000 in 2000 to 22 for 1000 in 2017,” said the source.
Regarding mother health, “Algeria has always sought to decrease the death rate and is currently drafting a five-year plan (2020-2024) on sustainable development programmes.”
Algeria’s commitment to adopt international and regional initiatives, such as the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030), as well as the initiative to reduce maternal mortality rates in Africa, were also discussed.
The expanded programme of immunization has enabled Algeria to “reduce the rate of disease and death and eradicate diseases such as ureteritis and maternal and neonatal tetanus.”
As for communicable diseases, Algeria has adopted a plan to permanently eradicate the HIV epidemics, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.
The presentation highlighted Algeria’s efforts to fight malaria, which have yielded convincing results, recalling that Algeria has obtained certification for the elimination of this disease from the World Health Organization (WHO).
With regard to prevention in general, Algeria “envisages the adoption of a five-year plan for 2020-2024 to strengthen the system for monitoring epidemic diseases and the risk management mechanism with an international epidemic dimension.”
Moreover, Algeria has made “considerable efforts in the health sector, namely the training of doctors from African and brotherly countries,” the presentation recalled.
As for solidarity with African countries, the presentation highlighted Algeria’s contribution to African countries during food crises and natural disasters.
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