Where We Work

Africare/Angola

Africare began operations in Angola in 1990.

During Angola’s civil war and through the recovery period following it until 2005, Africare/Angola invested an estimate $21,000,000 into projects, and since has invested $2-3 million per year. Africare/Angola’s projects have addressed…

• Agriculture & Food Security
• Governmental Capacity Building
• Health, HIV & AIDS
• Humanitarian and Emergency Relief
• Malaria
• Nutrition
• Polio Eradication
• Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
• Women’s Empowerment

…reaching an estimated 705,600 beneficiaries.

Success in Angola

Polio, a disease many might consider a thing of the past, struck back in Angola in 2005. After remaining polio free since 2001, Angola began seeing cases of the wild polio virus again. Because no cure for polio exists, this potentially fatal, paralysis-inducing virus needed to be contained. Unfortunately, the number of new cases increased as years passed, reaching a maximum of 33 new cases in 2010. Making the situation worse, Angola was exporting the virus to the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Namibia.

Under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, Africare has worked as part of a consortium addressing Angola’s polio situation since 2000. By training 3,650 local polio volunteers to date to conduct active polio surveillance, facilitate transport for vaccines, promote routine immunization in their communities, and refer children and pregnant women to vaccination posts, Africare empowered Angolans to overcome the disease in six of 12 project provinces. Africare will maintain its presence in high-risk areas and maintain consistent vaccination and vigilance.

Check out our blog, or the related content to your left, to see more examples of Africare success in Angola.

 

 

Bom Jesus Community Health
Donor: ConocoPhillips
Implementing Partner: Communal Ministry of Health (MoH)
Location: Bom Jesus Community, Icolo Bengo Municipality, Luanda Province
Purpose: Reduce morbidity and mortality in children under 5 and pregnant women due to malaria, diarrhea, ARI, measles and malnutrition

CORE Group Malaria Initiative
Donor: ExxonMobil Foundation
Implementing Partners: World Vision, Salvation Army, Caritas and Twayavoka
Location: Cunene, Namibe, Zaire, Luanda and Uige provinces
Purpose: Improve the health of children under 5 and women by increasing access to malaria treatment

Ebo Women Income-Generating Activities
Donor: ConocoPhillips
Location: Ebo Municipality, Kwanza Sul Province
Purpose: Empower women through training and support in income-generating and business skills

Malange Community Health Intervention
Donor: Chevron Corporation
Implementing Partners: Municipal Administration and MoH
Location: Cacuso and Cangandala municipalities, Malange Province
Purpose: Reduce morbidity and mortality in children under 5 and pregnant women by training CHWs on integrated service delivery

Matala Community-Based Health
Donor: GlaxoSmithKline
Implementing Partners: AMREF, Municipal Administration and MoH
Location: Matala Municipality, Huila Province
Purpose: Reduce morbidity and mortality in children under 5 and pregnant women caused by malaria, diarrhea, ARI, measles and malnutrition through household/community IMCI

Polio Eradication Project
Donors: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/USAID
Implementing Partners: World Vision, CRS and Salvation Army
Location: Cunene, Namibe, Zaire, Luanda and Uige provinces
Purpose: Eradicate polio through building partnerships, and strengthening national and regional immunization systems

Quipungo Malaria Community Health Workers
Donor: ExxonMobil Foundation
Location: Quipungo Municipality, Huila Province
Purpose: Improve the health of children under 5 and women by increasing access to malaria treatment

Soyo Vocational Training
Donor: General Electric
Location: Soyo, Zaire Province
Purpose: Improve employment opportunities and service provision through vocational training