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December 7, 2021

In October, 2021, USAID’s partner, PSI Angola, signed an agreement with one of Angola’s leading private banks, Banco de Fomento Angola (BFA).  The agreement is in keeping with USAID’s practice of partnering with the private sector to achieve common goals.  In this case, BFA is contributing 30 million kwanzas (approximately 50,000 USD) to the U S President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) bed net campaign, which is implemented by PSI under the USAID-funded Health for All (HFA) project.  Through HFA, USAID supports the National Malaria Control Programme within the Ministry of Health to implement a mass distribution of nets in the provinces with the highest malaria incidents rates - Cuanza Norte, Malanje, Uíge, Lunda Sul, Lunda Norte and Zaire.  The financing from BFA will assist in funding community activists, who are vital in implementing the distribution process.  

December 7, 2021

Octávio Longuenza is not one to shy away from tough jobs. He spends up to three months living and working underground in the diamond mines in Angola’s Lunda-sul Province, followed by three months aboveground working other jobs, including as a driver to deliver malaria supplies to communities in Lunda-sul. Octávio’s willingness to get his hands dirty is a welcome trait when it comes to driving delivery trucks around Angola during the rainy malaria season.

September 15, 2020

From February to June 2020, Angola carried out for the first time a remote, on-line quantification exercise to support the transition to Tenofovir Lamivudine Dolutegravir (TLD); the new first-line preferred HIV/AIDS treatment regimen.

August 27, 2020

Angola’s current electrification rates are estimated at 43% in most cities and less than 10% in rural areas.  The Government of Angola has set a target of 9,900 megawatts (MW) of installed generation capacity and a 60% national electrification rate by 2025.  The USAID Southern Africa Energy Program (SAEP), a Power Africa initiative, is providing support to the national electricity distribution company, Empresa Nacional de Distribuição de Electricidade (ENDE) and the national electricity transmission company, Empresa Rede Nacional de Transporte de Electricidade (RNT) as they tackle these electrification challenges and build a stable, connected transmission network.

August 11, 2020

This program provides technical assistance to strengthen Angolan public sector capacity in planning, preparation and implementation of more transparent budgets.  This Public Financial Management training program was developed collaboratively with the Ministry of Finance and is carried out jointly with the recently created GRA’s training school “Escola Nacional de Administração e Políticas Públicas – ENAPP”. The program objective is to strengthen public financial management systems in Angola.

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Last updated: December 21, 2021

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