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Brava: “The great majority of the people with hypertension do not adhere to treatments” – physician

Nova Sintra, May 20 (Inforpress) – The doctor from the Health Department of Brava Paloma Fernandes assured that the island has a lot of hypertensive patients, but most of them “do not adhere” to the treatments available in the health structure. The Health Department has promoted a hypertension campaign involving all employees in Furna and, …

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Praia hosts international conference on gender-based violence

Praia, May 13 (Inforpress) – The City of Praia will host on Wednesday and Thursday an international reflection on gender-based violence (VBG) promoted by the Cabo Verdean Association for the Fight against Gender-Based Violence (ACLCVBG). The Association count on in this initiative with the partnership of the Presidency of the Republic, the Embassy of Luxembourg …

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“The nurse is not only taking care of the patient, it is also a voice in defense of healthy people” – Vera Monteiro

Mindelo, May 13 (Inforpress) – The Nursing Superintendent of the Baptista de Sousa Hospital (HBS) in São Vicente defended Sunday that the role of the nurse is not only to take care of the patients, but must also be “a voice to defend the healthy people”. Vera Monteiro made these considerations in statements to Inforpress, …

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São Nicolau: Activities to mark International Nurses Day begin

Tarrafal de São Nicolau, May 10 (Inforpress) – The commemorative activities of the International Nurses Day, celebrated on May 12, start today in the municipality of Tarrafal, the initiative of the chief nurse, Pedro da Graça, from the Tarrafal hospital. The activities, part of a vast program of activities to mark the date, start today …

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Santo Antão: Father of patient accuses hospital of refusing surgery for lack of fee payment

Ribeira Grande, May 10 (Inforpress) – The father of a patient at the João Morais regional hospital (Santo Antão) accused the hospital’s administration of refusing to undergo surgery because of lack of fee payment. Miguel Lopes, a native of Paul, where he resides, told Inforpress that his daughter’s surgery was cleared three times and  in …

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São Vicente: Retirees from BCA reject “categorically” that the Pension Fund is managed by INPS

Mindelo, May 8 (Inforpress) – Retirees from the Banco Comercial do Atlântico (BCA) said on Tuesday in Mindelo that they are “totally against” that the Pension Fund be managed by the National Institute of Social Security, for not taking any “risk” and lose “many benefits”. This “concern” was expressed today afternoon in a press conference …

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Government promotes symposium to analyze new instruments for the management of social policies

Praia, May 8 (Inforpress) The Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion is promoting the 2nd National Symposium on the Family and Social Inclusion on Wednesday, 8th, in the City of Praia, to analyze the new management instruments and social policies implemented in the country. During a press conference held on Tuesday, the director of Social …

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World Asthma Day: Illness hits 11% of Cabo Verdean population, expert says

Praia, May 7 (Inforpress) – About 11% of the Cabo Verdean population undergoes respiratory distress attacks, asthma, an expert on immunoallergology Maria do Céu Teixeira told Inforpress. Speaking to Inforpress, the specialist explained that, as part of the World Asthma Day, which is held annually on the first Tuesday of May, there is no study …

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Brava: CV Fast Ferry “indignant” with inspection of the IMP “without prior notice”

Nova Sintra, May 03 (Inforpress) – CV Fast Ferry’s management has expressed “indignation” with the inspection carried out Thursday, 2nd, in the City of Praia, to its Kriola ship, by the Maritime and Port Institute (IMP), which led it to cancel the Praia-Fogo-Brava trip. According to a note sent to Inforpress, CV Fast Ferry informed …

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Brava: Barbinha completes 20 years celebrating Santa Cruz due to a promise and moved by Faith

Nova Sintra, May 3 (Inforpress) – Maria Gonçalves, better known as Barbinha, from the town of Braga, Brava island, celebrates 20 years today celebrating Santa Cruz in the Favatal area, the fruit of a promise and faith she places in this saint. According to this celebration, 20 years ago, an 88-year-old lady who celebrated Santa …

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