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November 15, 2019

The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Health for All Project, in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the U.S. Government’s President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), presented final results of the Quantitative and Qualitative Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) Care and Use Study. The event was held in Luanda on October 21. 

November 15, 2019

The second Demographic Health Survey 2020 (DHS 2020) was officially launched in Luanda by the Angola National Statistics Institute (INE), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. The survey, which will publish the results by the end of 2020, aims to update demographic health indicators such as fertility rate, maternal and child mortality, prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and anemia and nutrition levels in children. DHS 2020 will also update current life expectancy and other demographic and social information. The implementation of the survey will be funded through the World Bank’s Strengthen Health Systems project which is contributing 4.9 million US Dollars (USD), USAID is contributing 1.6 million USD, and UNICEF and UNFPA 400,000 USD.

October 24, 2019

During the week of September 30 – October 3, 2019, Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC) conducted a successful workshop in Luanda, Angola, with 32 representatives from the Angolan Parliament, the National Court of Accounts, the Ministry of Finance and the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Group for Budget Participation.  The activity is part of USAID/Southern Africa’s Strengthening Anti-Corruption Efforts Project in Angola with the objective of supporting public financial management and fiscal transparency. The workshop was organized to improve the coordination and oversight techniques among the four institutions responsible for matters related to budget management.  To ensure the effective management of public resources, branches of government and public oversight institutions must work together to ensure that expenditure practices are in agreement with budgeted targets and objectives.  Without this collaboration and oversight, the public is unable to hold government institutions accountable for revenues and expenditures, creating the potential for financial mismanagement and corruption.  FSVC organized this workshop to improve the coordination between government oversight institutions and CSOs.

October 24, 2019

The Permanent Okavango River Basin Commission (OKACOM) and USAID Southern Africa jointly launched USAID’s Resilient Waters Program in Angola Menongue on September 24th, 2019. The launch was held on the back of a Republic of Angola Ministry of Energy and Water half-day workshop on general water resource regulation. The launch brought together 45 local stakeholders from Luanda and Menongue including representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Water (as well as Vice Governor of the Cuando Cubango Province, Dr Sara Luísa Mateus), community-based organizations (CBOs) - such as ACADIR, Halo Trust, and National Geographic, representatives from the Kavango Zambesi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA), and  members of the Okavango River Basin Commission Steering Sommittee (OBSC). 

December 13, 2018

In Angola's Luanda province, health centers were experiencing stock level challenges. The National Institute for the Fight Against AIDS (INLS) had been prioritizing distribution of anti-retroviral medicines (ARVs) and rapid test kits (RTKs) based on geographic coverage rather than on caseload information. A monitoring and evaluation review of caseload data showed that Luanda province was receiving fewer ARV and RTKs than was required to meet the need.

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Last updated: November 27, 2019

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