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16 Dec 2017 description

The information was released Friday by the National Director of Public Health, Isilda Neves, during a talk with journalists.

The event was intended to boost the knowledge on messages aimed at increasing the impact of population on the introduction of IPV.

According to the director, the introduction of IPV is one of the main objectives of the strategic plan for the eradication of poliomyelitis (2013-2018).

The vaccine will be administrated in a single dose in children aged four months old, along with Penta, PCV13 and Rotavirus vaccines.

13 Dec 2017 description

Dundo - At least 21.116 citizens from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are based in Angola’s eastern Lunda Norte province as refugees.

The data were released Tuesday by the acting provincial director of Migration and Foreigner Service (SME), Pedro Mulua.

Angop learnt that the group comprises 5,342 men and 5,788 women, accompanied by their 9,986 children.

The source also quoted other 33 unaccompanied children, as joining the group.

Political and military instability in DRC forced roughly 31,241 people seeking refuge in Angola, from April to June 2017.

11 Dec 2017 description

633 individuals, 121 households, were successfully relocated to Lóvua. They received tents and moved to their allocated plots. A total of 4,132 persons are currently living in Lóvua.
The Super Cereal and Super Cereal Plus programme is reinforced with nutrition education, including daily cooking demonstrations.
Refugees benefited from psychosocial support. Children attended group activities with sensory and cognitive stimulation, creativity, reward, and stress management.

KEY FIGURES

06 Dec 2017 description

Luanda - Nearly 280,000 people are infected with HIV/AIDS virus in the country, said the Health minister Silvia Lutucuta on Friday.

The minister, who quoted the Multiple Indicators and Health Survey (2015/2016IIMS), was addressing a central event to mark the World Aids Day.

Silvia Lutucuta put the current HIV prevalence at 02 percent.

The cumulative number of people treated with antiretroviral drugs from 2014 to December 2016 is 69,841, with antiretroviral drug coverage at 22 percent.

01 Dec 2017 description

Luanda - The Hiv/Aids pandemic in Angola is spreading vertiginously, mainly in the provinces of Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Cuando Cubango and Cunene.

The information was disclosed by the executive secretary of the Angola’s Aids Service Organisations Network (Anaso), Antonio Coelho.

According to António Coelho, the Aids situation in Angola is generally worrying and dramatic in some regions of the country, blaming the spread of the disease in Luanda on the high concentration of people.

21 Nov 2017 description

Huambo - A total 1,241 people, mostly children under five years of age, died of malaria in central Huambo province from January to October this year.

The information was released by the Huambo malaria programme supervisor, Clementino Sacanombo.

According to the source the province has been experiencing its major malaria outbreak ever since May this year, as 175,360 cases have been diagnosed in the last 10 month, against 12,917 of last year.

16 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Higher probability of above average seasonal rains in 2017/18, with planting of 2018 cereal crops underway

  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated to be above average

  • Inflation rate declined, but remains at elevated level

  • Improved food security conditions due to larger agricultural output, although higher prices continue to constrain food access

Above-average rains forecast, with planting of 2018 cereal crop underway

15 Nov 2017 description

The Government of Angola announced 31 December 2017 as the new deadline for the relocation of refugees from Cacanda centre to Lóvua settlement.

The emergency shelter design was reviewed and upgraded in line with the new deadline to relocate refugees from Cacanda reception centre to Lóvua settlement.

410 smart solar LED streetlamps will be installed in Lóvua settlement, decreasing protection risks such as SGBV.

KEY FIGURES

75% of Congolese refugees from Kasai in Angola are women and children

15 Nov 2017 description

The Minister for Welfare, Family and the Promotion of Women provided 400 tents to the provincial government to support the relocation of refugees from Cacanda to Lóvua.
Seminars on refugee rights and obligations were conducted at Lóvua, Cacanda, Dundo and at the Provincial Police Command, with the participation of the Provincial General Attorney.
The Provincial Governor of Lunda Norte announced 31 March 2018 as the deadline for the relocation of refugees from Cacanda centre to Lóvua settlement.

KEY FIGURES

14 Nov 2017 description

Camacupa - At least 555,261 people, among children, young people, adults and the elderly, were vaccinated against yellow fever in four of the nine municipalities of Bié Province between 4 and 8 November, said Monday in Camacupa an official source.

The information was delivered by the head of the Department of Public Health and Endemic Control, Isaías Cambissa, speking in the framework of the ninth phase of the immunization campaign against the disease, taking place in 43 municipalities of the country.

14 Nov 2017 description

Saurimo - At least 43,604 cases of malaria have been recorded in the last 10 months, against the 55,243 cases in the same period of last year in the municipality of Saurimo, northeastern Lunda Sul province.

The information was released by the municipal director of Health, Joaquim Paulo Messene, stressing that there has been a drop in the case this year.

11 Nov 2017 description

Lubango - Angolan head of State João Lourenço inaugurated Friday in Lubango city, southern Huila province, a USD 8 million worth new water supply system, with a capacity for 600,000 cubic metres per hour.

The project started in March 2013, under the Angolan Government and the World Bank funding.

The projects also comprises five water holes, with an average depth of 120 meters each, the provincial director of Energy and Water, Abel João da Costa told the press.

The city has two other water abstraction and distribution systems.

10 Nov 2017 description

Huambo - Twenty-four people were killed and 15 others wounded in central Huambo province from September 17 to 6 November following heavy rains coupled with lightning strikes.

This was confirmed Thursday to Angop by the local Firefighter Department spokesperson, Francisco Muepa, underlining that the people were victims of lightning strikes.

He said 38 residences were partially and totally destroyed in above period.

08 Nov 2017 description

Luanda - The routine vaccination campaign for children who were missed on previous stages, starts Wednesday in Luanda.

The campaign which was initially planned to start Tuesday, is sponsored by the Provincial Government of Luanda.

The action is meant to increase immunisation coverage for all children under five years of age with an incomplete schedule.

The kick-off ceremony will take place in Kapalango neighborhood, Viana municipality.

The action will also cover women in reproductive age, who will be vaccinated against Tetanus.

06 Nov 2017 description

In the city of Dundo, in northern Angola, MSF teams are providing assistance to Congolese refugees who fled violence in the Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF head of mission Joao Martins describes how a health emergency was brought under control.

What was the situation for Congolese refugees when you arrived in Dundo in April?

04 Nov 2017 description

Huambo - British non-governmental organization, The Halo Trust, has cleared more than 250.000 square meters from landmines from January to September this year, in the Angola’s central province of Huambo.

Speaking to Angop on Wednesday, the Halo Trust local officer, Lucas Olendereck, underlined that the cleared areas are already being used for agricultural proposes by the rural communities.