CDC in Angola

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially opened an office in Angola in October 2002. CDC Angola provides critical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for a range of health issues, including controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, reducing the burden of tuberculosis, addressing the threat of malaria, and developing a skilled public health workforce.

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What CDC is Doing in Angola

CDC Impact in Angola
  • CDC supports the Born Free to Shine initiative launched by the first lady of Angola to decrease mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
  • Starting 2019 and continuing into 2020, CDC’s Polio Response is deploying up to 20 staff to support the MOH Polio outbreak investigation with surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory diagnostics, and vaccination campaign logistics.
  • During 2019, Angola trained 120 community health workers in malaria case management, facilitating the prompt and appropriate treatment for malaria in communities with limited access to health services.
  • Angola completed a Therapeutic Efficacy Survey to look for possible markers for anti-malarial resistance in three provinces in 2019. In addition, 945,000 antimalarial treatment courses and 1,600,000 malaria blood tests were distributed in Angola to increase access in high-need areas.
CDC Staff in Angola
  • 2 U.S. Assignees
  • 4 Locally Employed
Angola at a Glance
  • Population: 27,503,506
  • Per capita income: $6,060
  • Life expectancy at birth: W 62/M 58 yrs
  • Infant mortality rate: 44/1000  live births

Source: www.prb.org/international/geography/angola

Angola Top 10 Causes of Death
  1. Diarrheal diseases
  2. Neonatal disorders
  3. HIV/AIDS & TB
  4. NTDs & malaria
  5. Other noncommunicable diseases
  6. Nutritional deficiencies
  7. Cardiovascular diseases
  8. Unintentional injuries
  9. Mental and substance abuse
  10. Other communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional diseases

Source: www.healthdata.org/angola

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Page last reviewed: January 6, 2020
Content source: Global Health