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February 3, 2015

During the Tenth Annual International Congress of Angolan Physicians in Luanda on January 26 and 27, the Minister of Health, José Van-Dunem, announced that Angola remained a polio-free nation in 2014. Due to robust national campaigns and routine immunization days, the country exceeded an 80% child immunization rate. The Minister also declared that maternal health indicators improved overall as women now have increased access to improved prenatal care, malaria treatment and insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Additionally, as a result of opening several provincial hospitals in 2014, there was an increase in services for treating and monitoring HIV/AIDS and the optimization and expansion of the vertical prevention program.

April 18, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) recognizes Angola’s growing economy, rising regional status, and remaining development challenges. As Angola emerges into the ranks of middle-income countries, it provides a genuine opportunity for USAID to begin a successful transformation of its relationship with this significant U.S. trading partner and important Southern Africa ally.

Last updated: February 03, 2015

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