Angola’s children, a healthy future?

The Angola Field Group invites you to a presentation by the well known former Director of Angola’s Pediatric Hospital, Dr. Luis Bernardino, who will talk about ‘Health of Children in Angola’. Dr. Bernardino, who has been a pediatrician in Angola since 1974, will take a look at the available national and Pediatric Hospital data on the causes of illness and death among Angola’s children as compared to the world situation. He will present an analysis of the social determinants of death of children in Angola and other less developed countries and finish his presentation with some reflections on the country’s progress in trying to reduce the number of infants and children dying under the age of five, known as the ‘4th Millennium Development Goal’. Everybody is invited to attend the presentation which will be in English, Thursday, March 21, at 8:00PM at the Viking Club.

Dr. Bernardino, who was born in Huambo in 1937, was Director of the Pediatric Hospital from 1998-2012 as well as being the Head of the Medical School Pediatric Department from 1980-2010.  He completed his primary and secondary school in Angola. He received his Licence in Medicine from Lisbon. In 1963 he deserted the colonial army. He was a General Practitioner in Algeria for four years and a resident in the National Health Service in the UK for six years. In 1972 in London he received his Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Then in 1973 he got the Diploma in Child Health in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr. Luis Bernardino, four decades of caring for Angola's children.

Dr. Luis Bernardino, four decades of caring for Angola’s children.

In close cooperation with the Viking Club, this event is offered free of charge. Beverages and snacks are sold at the bar, coupons must be purchased. The Viking Bar opens at 7:30 PM. The Viking Club is on the main floor of the Edificio Maianga, Rua Marien N”Guabi, No 118 across from Panela da Barro, on the same side of the street as the Suite Hotel. For a map, click here. For sale on Thursday, hand woven baskets from Moxico and various books.

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