HIV did not really take its toll in Angola for almost two decades, but it is now spreading rapidly. The national HIV prevalence was 2.8% (estimated in 2011), with considerable variation occurring across provinces (from 1% in Kwanza Sul to 5.8% in Bié). HIV is mainly spreading because of unprotected sex: the contraceptive rate is just 19% and HIV prevalence is higher among pregnant women.
ADPP Angola launched TCE in Angola in April 2006, reaching 100,000 people in Bengo Province over three years. This was followed by a second three-year TCE campaign in Cunene, starting in February 2007 and which reached 400,000 people.
From 2011 to 2013, ADPP implemented an expanded TCE program in Benguela, focusing on preventing malaria and tuberculosis along with HIV. The campaign reached 100,000 individuals. The program in Benguela is now continuing with an HIV mobile testing program. Another new TCE area addressing malaria, tuberculosis and HIV was launched in April 2013 in Zaire province (bordering the D.R. Congo).
Community Health Worker Program
ADPP is also now working with the Ministry of Health to support the population with a holistic disease prevention approach through a network of community health workers. Through the Community Health Worker Program in Cunene, 2,314 latrines have been built so far and more than 13,000 people have been tested for HIV. In addition, 200,000 people have been reached with information about disease prevention and are actively involved in HIV prevention.
ADPP has expanded its Community Health Worker Program to Uige and Bie provinces, reaching 375.000 families and focusing on basic health issues and sexual and reproductive health.
Partners Supporting TCE in Angola
- Statoil Angola
- Esso Angola
- Exxon Mobile Foundation
- Management Sciences for Health
- Johnson & Johnson
- National Institute to fight HIV & AIDS, Angola (INLS)
- Bengo Provincial Government, Angola
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