An increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events has accompanied climate change in Southern Africa, making it difficult for vulnerable populations to cope with environmental shocks. In areas along the border of Angola and Namibia, successive years of dry conditions have depleted household resources and disrupted agriculture- and- livestockbased livelihoods, constraining access to food and income for many drought-affected families.
Lubango - The health authorities of the southern Huíla province reported in 2015, over 144.000 cases of malaria.
This was said this Wednesday in Lubango by the head of the provincial department of public health and control of endemic diseases, Fátima Barros.
The data were presented at the launch of the national campaign of distribution of over a million impregnated mosquito nets purchased with USAID funding for municipalities of Cacula, Chibia, Chicomba, Caluquembe, Gambos, Humpata, Lubango, Quipungo, Jamba and Caconda.
Luanda - At least 500,000 “coarten ”anti-malaria doses were donated Tuesday to the Provinces’ Health Offices by the US Embassy in Angola during a ceremony held at “Americo Boavida” Hospital in Luanda.
On the occasion, the US ambassador to Angola, Helena La Lime, said that the drugs were intended to help fight malaria, the leading cause of death in the country.
The drugs reached Angola about thirty days ago.
Eight provinces will benefit from the drugs, with stress to Luanda, Benguela, Cunene, Huambo, Huíla, Cuanza Sul, Malanje and Uíge, she said.
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)
Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, toward the long-term goal of elimination.
US Department of State donates USD 200,000 to DanChurchAid’s (DCA) mine action activities in Angola.
Through the support of the US Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, DCA will be able to continually releasing previously mined land to the benefit of tens of thousands of returnees, resettled Angolans and war-affected communities in Moxico province.
Luanda - The representative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Angola, Janifer Weber Tuesday in Luanda reiterated a continued technical and financial support from U.S. government in combat and reduction of malaria in Angola.
Speaking to the press on the fringes of the ceremony intended to present the survey on indicators of malaria in Angola, the USAID representative said that his institution works with several Angolan organisations toward providing insecticide-treated mosquito nets and home spraying as well as drugs to combat malaria.
Luanda - The contribution of the United States of America to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Angola has reached over Usd 50 million, as part of a programme that started in 2006, under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Angop learned Thursday in Luanda.
The information was released by the deputy chief of US Mission in Angola, David Brooks.David Brooks was speaking at the opening of the 1st Scientific Events on HIV/AIDS, sponsored by the National Institute for Combat Against AIDS.
Cyclical drought, food insecurity, disease outbreaks, prolonged complex emergencies, environmental degrada-tion, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the expansion of its Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program. IRS is the application of safe insecticides to the indoor walls and ceilings of a home or structure in order to interrupt the spread of malaria by killing mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. Malaria is the number one killer in Africa.
Luanda – Various children living in Luanda's Porto Pesqueiro suburb, Sambizanga district were vaccinated Friday against poliomyelitis by the United States of America’s ambassador to Angola, Christopher J. Mcmullen.
The move symbolises the solidarity shown by the American government in eradication of disease.
During the vaccination campaign, the US diplomat was accompanied by NGO Africare’s representatives, belonging to the group Core, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).