• 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 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. Funding from Johnson and Johnson contributed to achieving the project’s goals.

Community Health Agents receive fortnightly training and are responsible for 100 families each, often in remote areas and of difficult access. They are well supported through biweekly continuous training and supervision visits. Collaboration with the public health service is essential and the Community Health Agents are making a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of rural communities, linking them with health service providers and building their capacity to take care of their family health.

The health agents

The health agents

Basic handwash system implemented

Basic handwash system implemented

Visit families to give health advice

Visit families to give health advice

Results 2015

  • 10.700 families registered and active in the program
  • 34.464 family visits conducted
  • 14.128 women informed about child development
  • 4.014 pregnant women received lessons on antenatal health
  • 1.030 pregnant women mobilized to attend antenatal clinics
  • 23.901 children registered and supported
  • 10.000 people provided with homebased voluntary HIV counselling and testing
  • 23.901 people adhering to key HIV messages
  • 467.662 condoms distributed
  • 6.731 families counselled about family planning
  • 15.423 lessons in the community

“I have gained a lot of experiences throughout my daily work as a Community Health Agent and from the training the project has given”
- Beatriz Ndalatelao, Community Health Agent, Cunene

 

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