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22 Mar 2012 description

Despite being eradicated in 2001, polio reestablished itself in Angola in 2005. An international eort to combat the disease has dramatically reduced infections, with no reported cases since July 2011. The joint CDC and WHO program Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) is supporting an Angolan government-led eort to ensure that every child is vaccinated during the course of national campaigns. As Angola nears a polio-free year, the STOP team is working to prevent polio reemergence in high risk areas.

18 Sep 2008 description

Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression.  Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.