Angola – FY 2010 Approved Funding by Program Area, Agency and Funding Source*
*Only appropriations from the GHCS (State) fund account are notified by the Global AIDS Coordinator.
Angola has a generalized HIV epidemic that is exacerbated by transient border populations, heterosexual intercourse, and commercial sex workers. The U.S. Government (USG) and the Government of Angola (GRA) signed a PEPFAR Partnership Framework this year and the document is now available at http://www.pepfar.gov/frameworks/angola/index.htm. The Partnership Framework lays out the guiding principles and goals of the USG-GRA joint efforts to combat the AIDS epidemic. The USG, through the Partnership Framework, is leveraging the government’s role as a major contributor to care and treatment, to encourage the expansion of services outside the capital city. The goals of the Partnership Framework are translated into action within the Partnership Framework Implementation Plan (PFIP), which demonstrates plans to increase country ownership of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment by building capacity both within the GRA and civil society.
Prevention remains the primary focus of PEPFAR Angola. PEPFAR will support activities promoting the adoption of alternative sexual behaviors. Prevention strategies will focus on key drivers of the epidemic, which include low and inconsistent condom use, early sexual debut, multiple concurrent partnerships (MCP), transactional, trans-generational and commercial sex, gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual risk associated with alcohol use. The PEPFAR team has worked collaboratively with the Government of Angola to integrate preventive services, such as prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), into family planning, maternal and child health (MCH), and malaria services.
More specifically, PEPFAR funds will support prevention programs among the general population, including youth, focusing on abstinence promotion, reduction of multiple and concurrent partners, fidelity, delay of sexual activity, correct condom use and the expansion of reproductive health referral services. Most-at-risk population (MARP) activities will be supported with activities that focus on voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), social marketing that emphasizes consistent and correct use of condoms, and the expansion of sexually-transmitted infection (STI)/HIV sites along transport routes and communities surrounding military bases.
Other planned PEPFAR Angola activities will support the development of strategic information (SI) systems, and institutional capacity-building to civil society and the Ministry of Health (MOH).
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