Hospital assists seven to ten children due to sexual abuse per day

The Hospital Esperança Team, in Luanda

The Hospital Esperança Team, in Luanda

The Hospital Esperança serves children who go to that health unit for periodic and prophylaxis (AIDS) tests.

The information was transmitted today by the general coordinator of Hospital Esperança, António Feijó, to the Secretaries of State of Health, Manuel Vieira Dias, and Social Action, Family and Women's Promotion, Ruth Mixinge, who visited the health facility.

Speaking to the press, Ruth Mixinge expressed concern about the high number of child victims, suggesting that a network should be established between the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Interior and the municipal administrations to raise awareness of this problem among families.

"We are alarmed by the high number of children who suffer sexual violence and who come to this institution to be cared for and medicated, a situation that must change with actions in the family," said the Angolan governor, quoted by the Angolan news agency, Angop.

The Hospital Esperança was created to care for patients with HIV / AIDS, as well as to provide psychological support and home visits to people infected with the virus.