• ADPP Angola is celebrating 30 years of active involvement in development work with communities throughout the country

  • ADPP Angola operates 48 projects in 17 provinces in education, community health, agriculture and rural development

  • ADPP runs 15 teacher trainig schools with the Ministry of Education and has graduated 9644 primary school teachers since 1998

  • ADPP has 900 employees, 4000 volunteers and 1000 students in teaching practice in 92 municipalities, reaching 700,000 people annually

Personal experience: Control of Malaria in Kalandula

My name is Candido Jõao Ngunza and I am a Passionate (volunteer) in the project.

I’m very enthusiastic about the arrival of the project in Kalandula and in my community of Kiluanje. In a short time I have already managed to recognize the symptoms of malaria, particularly in my children. The project is improving many things in my community and in the families.  Because of the information the Community Health Agents pass in our community about Malaria, HIV / TB, I now have prevention plans in my family.

I am already promoting cleaning campaigns in my community, as well as every morning I clean the patio of my house, and bury the trash, sleep under the mosquito net. I did not know my HIV status, but through the project I did the HIV test and I already know my condition and I will continue to prevent these diseases.

if we are going to fight against malaria then we really need to promote basic sanitation.

Strength and courage!

Project: Community Control of Malaria, Malange

 

My name is Miguel Sebastião. I am 27 years old and a member of the ADPP Women's Farmers' Club of Kiluanje. I did not know much about malaria until I met a Community Health Agent in my area and he explained basic facts about malaria and HIV / TB. Although I had little information about these diseases, the arrival of the project in my area brought a lot of new information.

I was able to do my risk reduction plan on how to reduce my chances of becoming infected by these diseases. I never liked sleeping under a mosquito net and in our community the basic sanitation was very poor. Now, I sleep under a mosquito net and as a family, we now have a place to bury the trash behind our house. In addition, my family and I are now recognizing the signs and symptoms of malaria.

I am also a Volunteer Activist. I was mobilized and advised to take the HIV test and today I know my HIV status. I decided to get tested for HIV before I received Community Counseling.

Project: Community Control of Malaria, Malange 

 

MALARIA WEEK 2018 AT ADPP'S PROJECTS IN ANGOLA

READY TO BEAT MALARIA
 
According to the Multiple Health Indicators Survey (IIMS) 2015-2016, malaria prevalence is 14% in Angola, reaching 22% in rural areas and 8% in urban areas. Since the beginning of September 2017, however, the national epidemiological surveillance system has witnessed an increase in the number of malaria cases and deaths throughout the country. This includes epidemic outbreaks, most notably in the provinces of Huambo, Benguela, Lunda North and Uíge.
 
Through its Community Health projects, in 2017 ADPP has contributed to the reduction of malaria cases and deaths through social mobilization, as well as testing and treatment of simple malaria cases. Selected highlights include 541 teachers and 4304 school pupils trained in malaria control; 5000 families mobilized at household level in the provinces of Uíge and Zaire; and 3.285 rapid malaria tests carried out in Cunene and Kuando Kubango.
 
Projects implemented by ADPP in 2018:
 
Total Control: is a social mobilization project combining schools- and community components, with the aim of promoting malaria prevention and control at the community level in the provinces of Zaire, Uige and Malanje.
 
Strengthening of the Health System: Social mobilization to increase and improve access of health services through Health Mobilizers working with health units in the provinces of Uige, Lunda Norte, Moxico and Malanje.
 
Cross-Border Malaria Project: As part of the “Elimination 8” project, the project consists of the testing and treatment of simple cases of malaria. This project is implemented by the consortium led by ADPP which includes 5 other organizations.
 
 
Some Facts about Malaria in the World according to WHO
 
• As of  2016, there were 216 million malaria cases in 91 countries, 5 million more than the 211 million cases reported in 2015. This marks a return to 2012 levels.
• Malaria continues to kill many people: By 2016, 445,000 people died of malaria worldwide, compared to 446,000 estimated deaths in 2015.
• Children under 5 are the most vulnerable to Malaria. The disease kills one child every two minutes.
• 15 countries - all but one in sub-Saharan Africa – bear the brunt of the global malaria burden.
• The overall response to malaria is at a crossroads. After an unprecedented period of success in malaria control, progress has stagnated.
• The current pace is insufficient to reach the 2020 milestones of the WHO Technical Strategy for Malaria - especially targets that call for a 40% reduction in the incidence of malaria cases and the mortality rate.
• Countries with ongoing transmission are increasingly shrinking into one of two categories: those who are moving towards eradication and those with a high level of illness have reported a significant increase in Malaria cases.
 

World Malaria Day

Leutina David Lina

 

My name is Leutina David Lina and I have been successful in preventing Malaria for over a year now. Malaria is a widespread disease in Angola, especially, children under five and pregnant women get malaria often. I have been working with a field officer of the TCE Project in my area and he has made several visits to my house here and talked about how families can prevent malaria infection. From the malaria key messages I have learnt, I restricted my children not to play outside the house during the night. The reason that they do not like long sleeves clothes because of the hot climate. I have also learnt to go quickly to a clinic if my child gets sick and show malaria symptoms.

 

Malaria can be easily cured when a person gets treatment early in time as many die in hospital because they were late going to the clinic. I had only one mosquito net which I got from the clinic when I was pregnant and I had to put it in my bedroom, for me, my husband and the little child, while other kids could sleep without a mosquito net. When the field officer of the TCE project talked to me about high risk groups to contract malaria, use of mosquito nets correctly and consistently, he asked me how many mosquito nets we have for the whole family. I replied to him that it was only one. I had to use the money that I had for other things to buy another mosquito net for my other to children. I also realized that it as worth buying a mosquito net in order to prevent the whole family from getting malaria than using a lot of money in hospital and even losing a life.

 

Apart from that the above, the field officer also taught me about a number of issues for a family to be in malaria control. Though I had changed my behavior towards malaria by seeking early treatment, securing mosquito nets for myself and my children but, there was litter lying around the house, stagnant water and my windows didn’t have mosquito screens. After I learned what made a house in control of malaria, I made it a routine, to clean surrounding of my house and taking care of weeds also. In 2015, none of my children got malaria and they also practice what I taught them, like staying indoors at night and sleeping under their mosquito net. I think every family should secure mosquito nets for the whole family, not only for elders as our children who are under five, remain the high risk group to get malaria infection. We use mosquito nets in all rooms but I have also noted that it’s very rare to see mosquitoes inside our house due to the measures I have taken to keep our environment clean, mosquito screen on the windows.

 

Manuel Madalena, Director of Kimpondo secondary school

 

I am Manuel Madalena and the school Director of Kimpondo secondary school. I witnessed the influence of the TCE Project on the pupils of the school as they became more aware of preventing themselves from getting infected by malaria. It has become a routine at our school that pupils take care of cleaning of the surrounding, avoid throwing litter and get rid of stagnant waters. Young people and the youths have the influence in malaria control, as they are more literate and can easily disseminate different messages through theatre, poems and songs in the community especially, during campaigns and other events. Our students have also capacity of passing same messages on malaria they were taught to their parents, family members and neighbors. In reality, this makes a great impact to the community, in general, because different ages are reached and this brings a great change


in malaria control. The teacher’s takes full responsibility in the malaria school program as this reduces absentism in schools. At Kimpondo School, we participated and took part in fighting malaria with TCE Malaria school program. Our school has been the most active school participating in different TCE events. Two students from our school came out with best malaria prevention drawings. It means messages from malaria lessons have made impact in their lives and understand how critical malaria is in Angola. I have also seen impact of this malaria school program in the villages around our school; the environment is quite inviting, no garbage heaped along the roads or behind the houses. The project has made a lasting impact on the school and its surrounding community.

 

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