• 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

Community Health

ADPP Angola has been working with community health projects since 1989, when Community Health Brigades began constructing latrines and promoting basic sanitation in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Caxito. ADPP Angola currently works with a number of models for community health projects, which are operated in collaboration with the MInistry of Health, the National HIV Institute and the National Malaria Program, as well as from the Provincial Departments of Health.

Community Health Agents program (since 2010) trains and organizes people from local communities to provide house-to-house information, support for behavior change and a link to health service providers. Malaria, HIV, TB, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health and water and sanitation fall within the remit of the program.

Schools-based community health programs (since 2008) give teachers at local schools the tools to provide lessons on malaria, HIV, TB, nutrition, water and sanitation. The teachers organize pupils to spread key messages in the community. Field Officers or “Rural Dynamos” support all activities.

ADPP’s Schools for the Teachers of the Future (EPF) and Practical and Theoretical Schools (EPP) also play an important role in ADPP’s community health work. EPF students train as teachers and community leaders, studying general and specific health issues, participating in campaigns on water and sanitation, malaria prevention, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health. EPP students can choose to study water- or health-related professions at five of the eight schools, and participate in local health campaigns.

Information about HIV/AIDS

Information about HIV/AIDS

Health Check Campaings

Health Check Campaings

Door to door HIV/AIDS information campaign

Door to door HIV/AIDS information campaign


Recent ADPP achievments in Community Health: 


Community Control of Malaria, HIV, TB in Zaire and Uige; 2016 – 2019

• 14.380 students given lessons on malaria prevention
• 1367 pupils active in Malaria Control Patrols
• 58 trainee teachers trained on malaria prevention
• 743 people counselled and tested for HIV
• Staff trained & project launched in Uige

 Road Traffic Safety campaign, Luanda, 2016–2017

• Project launched May 2016
• 51 schools in Luanda enrolled
• Teacher training in progress

 Water and Sanitation, Benguela, 2013-2017

• 100 schools & 1277 teachers active in the program
• 60 schools with improved toilets & improved water points in 18 communities
• 60 communities trained to eliminate open air defecation & 6712 latrines built
• 88.810 people reached by project

 Maternal and Child Health Cunene, 2014–2016

• 107 Community Health Agents and 10,700 families in the project
• 1.765 health supporters mobilized to promote community health
• More than 10.000 home based HIV tests carried out

 Patient trained Educators, Cabinda, 2014-15

• 28 HIV+ non-professionals trained and working with 18 clinics
• 382 HIV+ pregnant women supported to follow PMTCT
• 13.558 people successfully mobilized for HIV testing

 Distribution of Mosquito Nets, Bengo; Namibe 2014

• Universal coverage of LLITN achieved in two provinces, Bengo & Namibe
• 715.747 people registered and mobilized on malaria prevention
• 361.482 long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets distributed

 Sexual & Reproductive Health & Family Planning, 2013-14

• 225 Community Health Agents trained and organised
• 51,867 household visits carried out to 22.500 families
• 998 student teachers trained on Sexual and Reproductive Health

 HIV prevention Cunene, 2013-2014

• 105 Community Health Agents active in the project, of which 67 certified by the National AIDS Institute to carry out home-based counselling and testing for HIV
• 12.757 home-based HIV tests carried out
• 62.509 household visits carried out based on key prevention messages

ADPP's Community Health Projects

ADPP Angola and USAID are working together on a water, sanitation and hygiene project, WASH, to reduce ill-health and the transmission of infectious diseases. On the picture: A demonstation of the tip tap during the opening ceremony

Water & Sanitation Benguela

Clean water and good sanitation are basic requirements in any society. Access to both is only one factor in the equation, the other factor being education and awareness to raise the level of utilization. ADPP Angola and USAID are working together on a water, sanitation and hygiene project, WASH, to reduce ill-health and the transmission of infectious diseases. The project began in late 2012 and centres on a total of 100 schools in Benguela… Read More

Community Health Agents Cunene

Community Health Agents have been working in Cunene since 2010, reaching thousands of people with health and hygiene messages and providing a link with health services. In 2015, the project comprised 107 Community Health Agents and 1.765 community health supporters working in Ombadja. The thrust of the campaign was directed at pregnant women and children, with disease prevention, sanitation and nutrition continuing to form part of the program.… Read More


HOPE Benguela is a long standing project working to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS and support those infected. Voluntary testing and counselling and awareness campaigns are key elements. The project runs the Hope Center in Benguela and a mobile testing truck to reach further afield. The project works with volunteers, who are passionate about their work, communicating key messages at workplaces, in schools, in churches and at specially organised… Read More

TCE - Total Control of the endemic, Malaria, HIV and TB

Community Control of Malaria in the project TCE Zaire is a model of how communities take responsibility for the prevention and treatment of major diseases. TCE aims to give people the knowledge and tools to take control of malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB. Reliable information about the causes, spread, prevention and treatment of these diseases is essential in order to influence changes in attitude and behaviour among the population. Thereafter follow… Read More

Contact ADPP Angola

ADPP Angola
Rua João de Barros 28
Luanda CP 345
912 31 08 60
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