All of our activities, including those that improve the delivery of health care and expand economic growth, promote government transparency and accountability. We improve budgeting and planning, supervision, information, procurement, and other intra-governmental systems that can strengthen service delivery, and support the electoral process and civil society engagement.
We increase literacy and entrepreneurship skills by improving the quality of instruction for adults and youth. In addition, we bring U.S. volunteers to Angola to train farmers and agri-businesses in crop production, processing, and marketing.
Angola was one of the first three countries selected to participate in the President’s Malaria Initiative. Since 2011, the mortality rate for children under five years of age has fallen by 23 percent. Through a partnership with the Government, and with the support of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, we strengthen efforts to curb the spread and to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. Our programs also improve the quality of reproductive health programs, combat tuberculosis, and eradicate polio.
We support the Government’s Community Water Management Model, which maintains proper operational management of its existing and future water infrastructures established through the Water for All Initiative.
The country regularly experiences drought, flooding, and food insecurity. A lack of access to safe drinking water and basic health care services contributes to increased morbidity and mortality rates. Our response strategy in Southern Africa includes investing in disaster risk reduction programs that build regional, national, and local level capacities and supporting the integration of ongoing disaster response capacity-building programs to eliminate gaps and strengthen response networks in the region.