The launch took place at the Polytechnic Institute of Bié in Cuito and included representatives of the USAID/The President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), the NMCP, the Bie Provincial Health Directorate (DPS), other bilateral partners of malaria control, and the media.
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 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: November 10, 2016