Filipe Nyusi, swore in Ilesh Jani as deputy minister of health this Monday, 23 January, and challenged him to work to ensure the provision of better health services, continuity of research and the search for solutions to the various pandemics.
In his speech, the Head of State said that the appointment of the new Deputy Minister of Health aims at strengthening the management capacity of the Ministry of Health (MISAU), and regretted the increase of cholera cases, at a time when the latest data from the agency records 1998 cases of the disease, 18 deaths and 90 hospitalized in the country.
On the occasion, five new Secretaries of State were also sworn in – Jaime Neto for Nampula province, Judith Mussácula for Maputo, Lina Portugal for Niassa, Stefan Dick Mphiri for Manica and Cristina Mafumo for Zambezia province -, to whom the President of the Republic appealed to take advantage of the potential that each province offers in order to leverage their development.
“The Secretaries of State must have mastery of the law on decentralization. They should continue the work done by their predecessors, with humility and ethics. Furthermore, they should not forget their mission,” concluded Filipe Nyusi.
The new leaders were appointed last week after the dispatches of exoneration of Dinis Vilanculo as secretary of state in Niassa province, Mety Gondola of Nampula, Judith Mussacula Faria of Zambezia, Vitória Diogo in Maputo province and Edson da Graça Francisco Macuácua of Manica. All of the exonerated leaders had held the positions since January 2020.
Ilesh Jani replaces Farida Urci, who had held the position of deputy health minister since June 2022.