Angola


Angola - FY 2009 Approved Funding by Program Area, Agency and Funding Source

Angola - FY 2009 Approved Funding by Program Area, Agency and Funding Source

*Only appropriations from the GHCS (State) fund account are notified by the Global AIDS Coordinator.

The following narrative describes activities supported by the GHCS-State fund account, notified by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator.

Due to forty years of civil war, the health infrastructure in Angola was decimated, and little information was known about the prevalence of HIV in Angola. Angola emerged from its civil war only seven years ago, and with significant technical assistance from the PEPFAR, the national government has been able to conduct three annual national HIV antenatal clinic surveys to begin to determine the prevalence of HIV. For the most recent round, the Angolan government had built up enough capacity to lead the 2007 antenatal clinic survey.

In FY 2009 PEPFAR will provide technical assistance to laboratory facilities in order to strengthen health systems throughout Angola and to increase activities related to TB/HIV infected individuals. PEPFAR will also support a health quality assessment and initiate a field epidemiology and laboratory training program. To increase evidence-based interventions for military personnel, PEPFAR will provide technical assistance to conduct surveys on knowledge, attitudes and practices among this high-risk group. PEPFAR will also continue to assist the Angolan Forces in establishing counseling and testing (CT) programs that will guarantee confidential testing and support for all military personnel. Other PEPFAR funds will be used to fund a behavior surveillance study, prevention programs with the military and a qualitative study on youth behavior.

Based on the results of the 2007 Antenatal Care (ANC) Survey, surveillance activities will continue to monitor TB and sexually transmitted infection patterns in both high sero-prevalence areas and among other high-risk populations.

Recently, a Partnership Framework between the Governments of Angola and the United States was signed and the document is now available at http://www.pepfar.gov/frameworks/angola/index.htm. It focuses on: sustaining an effective response through proven strategies and approaches; expanding and improving preventive activities and service delivery while enhancing coverage and quality; strengthening local capacity; promoting policy reform; and assisting the Government of the Republic of Angola in its coordination of key stakeholders. This five-year joint strategic agenda will be supplemented with a Partnership Framework Implementation Plan that provides additional detail.

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