The Minister in charge of Health and the Belgian Ambassador discuss the Congolese government’s health priorities

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Kinshasa, June 3th, 2021 (CPA).- The Minister in charge of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention, Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani, accompanied by the Deputy Minister, Ms. Veronique Kilumba, discussed on Wednesday in Kinshasa, in his office, with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in DRC, Jo Indekeu, on the priorities of the Congolese government in the area of ​​health.

These exchanges revolved around cooperation and the future of Belgian-Congolese relations in the medical field.

According to Jo Indekeu, there was talk of planning a new program that will be implemented in the coming days. The execution of this program may depend on the priorities of the Congolese government in the health sector.

Belgium is a major donor and partner of DRC in the field of health. We spend 30 million Euros per year in the health sector through multiple projects, notably with INRB. We collaborate with more than half of 26 provinces of DRC where we intervene in most of the health zones”, underlined the head of the Belgian diplomatic mission.

As for the current situation in Goma, in Nord Kivu province, the Belgian Ambassador in DRC said his country is also concerned about this natural disaster caused by the volcanic eruption.

« We also talked about Belgium’s aid to the disaster-stricken population of Goma, but also about Covid-19 in the country », he said.

In addition, the Belgian diplomat conveyed his country’s congratulations to Dr. Mbungani on his appointment by the Head of State, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi, as head of the Ministry in charge of Public Health.

Note that the Minister in charge of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention was consul of DRC in Antwerp, Belgium where he also studied modern medicine. ACP /Zng /GGK