ADPP’s health work is based on the premise that by mobilising communities through knowledge empowerment, and facilitating access to prevention and treatment, people’s behaviours will change and they will live more fulfilling and healthy lives. This is done by working with schools-based programmes, via Community Health Agents programmes or a combination of both.
Irrespective of approach, the aim is to enable individuals to make conscious and informed decisions about personal health, families to take measures for the whole household and community members to work together to reduce or eliminate sources of infection and disease.
ADPP's community health work is carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and local administrations.
Como parte do primeiro projecto piloto de tratamento comunitário de TB em Angola, os activistas da ADPP trabalharam com funcionários em 7 hospitais no Kilamba Kiaxi e Cazenga, acompanhando 3.228 pacientes em tratamento de TB e, simultaneamente, encaminhamento de pessoas com possíveis casos de TB, inclusive crianças, para teste. Os ativistas também disseminaram mensagens chave de prevenção na comunidade e alistaram 1.719 padrinhos designados para auxiliar na observação direta da ingestão de medicamentos.
The project, implemented by ADPP with CODESPA and financed by the Camões Institute and the EU, makes part of the Fortalecimento da Resiliência e da Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional em Angola (FRESAN) programme. Started in 2020, the aim of the project is to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water for communities in the municipalities of Ombadja and Curoca, Cunene.
The expected results are: