Angola surveys 16,000 households for multiple indicators, health issues

Angola's National Statistics Institute (INE) was to survey 16,000 households during an ongoing inquiry for multiple indicators and health issues which started countrywide in October, the official news agency Angop reported on Thursday.

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INE Director-general Camilo Ceita said the survey was being conducted in partnership with the health ministry and had the participation of about 250 technicians.

Angola During the survey, conducted for the first time in the African country, biometric data would be collected to get information on the incidence of HIV/Aids, malaria and anaemia in the country.

“When we get to a residence we inform that besides the answers they must give they also have to provide a blood sample “, said the official , adding that the survey was being carried out taking into account international norms, respecting confidentiality and the ethics commission of the health ministry.

The survey had a budget of some 9 million U.S. dollars financed by the Angolan government and other international partners, including the World Bank and the UNICEF, Angop said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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