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USAID committed to continued support in fight against malaria

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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.

He referred that the US government spent, in the last seven years, about USD 123 million in prevalence reduction of malaria in Angola.

Based on the results of survey, Janifer Weber said that Angola is recording significant progress in combat malaria, particularly in reduction of death rate in children under five years.

USAID representative also pledged his government’s commitment to continue working in cooperation with the Angolan State and all stakeholders for elimination of disease.