Cape Verde to open new Milk Bank in São Vicente

Cape Verde to open new Milk Bank in São Vicente
Cape Verde to open new Milk Bank in São Vicente

Africa-Press – Cape verde. Cape Verde will open, by the end of the year, with the support of Brazil, a new Human Milk Bank, similar to what happened with the structure of the Praia hospital. The second will be at Baptista de Sousa hospital, in São Vicente.

The guarantee comes from the Deputy Secretary of State to the Minister of Health, Evandro Monteiro, in statements to the press, on the sidelines of the solemn act of resumption of ABC-Fiocruz cooperation in Banco de Leite Humano between Cape Verde and Brazil, which took place this Thursday. fair, in Praia City.

“The process for the new Human Milk Bank started in 2018, but with the pandemic we had to stop and today we will resume it. Before the end of the year, we will have the Human Milk Bank at Dr. Baptista de Sousa [in São Vicente] to serve the children who will need it in the north of the country”, he informed.

Evandro Monteiro, who pointed out that the intention is to have regional structures in the country with conditions to collect and transport breast milk to milk stalls as part of the process.


The technical cooperation protocol signed between the health sector authorities of Brazil and Cape Verde, in an online form, aims, according to Evandro Monteiro, to improve, adapt and adapt existing techniques for collecting, transporting and even safeguarding breast milk. .

“It will probably be the second among the first on the African continent and this will be an important milestone that differentiates the country that seeks to respond to important problems, in this special case, the access to human milk for our children”, he added.

According to the same source, the rate of breastfeeding at the moment is 42%. However, he stressed, the objective is to reach at least 50% by 2025 and 70% by 2030, thus fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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