- Estimated total population:1
- 19.6 million
- Maternal mortality ratio:2
- 610 per 100,000 live births
- Infant mortality rate:2
- 98 per 1,000 live births
- Under-five mortality rate:2
- 161 per 1,000 live births
- Total fertility rate:3
- Contraceptive prevalence:4
- 17.7% (all methods)
- HIV prevalence:1
- Births with skilled provider:3
1Population Reference Bureau 2010 World Population Data Sheet;
- 2UNICEF, (March 2010) UNICEF Angola Statistics. Retrieved May 16, 2011, from here;
- 3Angola Malaria Indicator Survey 2006–2007;
- 4Integrated Survey on Population Wellbeing (IBEP). Inquérito Integrado sobre bem estar da população 2008–2009.
Jhpiego has been working in Angola since 2006, initially focusing on prevention of malaria in pregnancy with funding from ExxonMobil. From 2006 to 2011, Jhpiego also provided technical assistance to the Essential Health Services Project, managed by Chemonics and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Beginning in October of 2011 in partnership with Management Sciences for Health, Jhpiego is implementing a five-year USAID-funded “ForçaSaúde—Fortalecimento dos Sistemas Angolanos de Saúde” project (referred to in English as SASH–Strengthening Angolan Systems for Health). This project supports the Government of Angola’s Revitalization of Municipal Health Services Strategy to ensure that the Essential Package of Health Services, as defined by the Ministry of Health, is available in every health facility in Luanda and Huambo Provinces.
Key accomplishments under the malaria in pregnancy work include:
- More than 75,000 pregnant women were reached between 2007 and 2011 with intermittent preventive treatment of malaria at program-supported facilities in the provinces of Luanda, Bié and Benguela.
- More than 67,000 pregnant women in these three provinces received an insecticide-treated bed net (ITN) since 2007. In 2010 alone, ITN distribution increased by 23% in Benguela Province and 30% in Bié Province.
Under the Essential Health Services Project, Jhpiego provided technical leadership to the program to achieve the following results:
- Established or strengthened 82 sites offering integrated prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services, which make up 38% of national PMTCT services and 68% of PMTCT services offered in Luanda. As of September 2011, more than 179,000 pregnant women were tested and knew their HIV status, and the number of women receiving antiretroviral prophylaxis increased from 12 in October 2007 to 2,027 by the end of September 2011.
- Established or strengthened 107 sites offering voluntary counseling and testing, which make up 36% of the total number of sites in the country. As of September 2011, more than 273,000 non-pregnant women received counseling and testing for HIV, compared to 13,312 at baseline.
- Increased the percentage of all tuberculosis patients and suspects who were tested and counseled for HIV in Huambo Province from 15.2% (2009) to 46.0% (mid-2010) and 97.3% (March 2011). The percentage of tuberculosis patients in Huambo Province testing HIV-positive between January and March 2011 was 7.4%—more than three times higher than the national adult HIV prevalence of 2%.
Jhpiego’s donor in Angola is USAID; Jhpiego collaborates closely with the Ministry of Health at national, provincial and municipal levels.
For a complete description of Jhpiego's work in this country, click the link below.
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