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

  • ADPP Angola operates 45 projects in 18 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

SADC Malaria Week

We’ve given the malaria section of our website an update in celebration of SADC Malaria Week. Check the whole micro site here.

You can read more about our current projects, for example the Angola-Namibia Cross-Border Malaria Project or Community Control of Malaria in Zaire, Uige and Malange. There's a bit about the National Forum of Malaria Partners, and read more about a couple of the models we use in our malaria projects: Community Health Agents Malaria program and our Schools-based Malaria program. Our track record in malaria is there to peruse, or watch some see some malaria videos, or malaria photos. Finally, you can download some of the Malaria information materials we use.

Personal experience: Living with HIV

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 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.
 

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ADPP Angola's Annual Report 2018

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45 projects in 42 municipalities in 18 provinces: learn more in our new report