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  ANGOLA - Country Profile Updated: Feb 2005  

AIDS Programmes

National Strategic Framework
Status

Completed for the period 2000-2002.

National policies
  • Ordinance on blood safety in process.
  • HIV/AIDS legislation in process.
  • Guiding principles and strategies included in National Strategic Framework.

Ministry of Health
Rua 17 de Setembro
Luanda, Angola
Tel: +244 2 338 052 / 338 835 / 339 507

National AIDS Programme:
Contact person: Dr Ducelina Serrano
Luanda, Angola
Tel: +244 2 390 485
Fax: +244 2 390 485

HIV/AIDS Organisations:

  1. ACCAO Pela Vida
    Contact person: Mr Feliciano Jorge Martins
    P.O. Box 3985
    Launda, Angola
    Mobile: +244 91 514 102
    Fax: +244 2 325 874
    Email:

  2. Angola Network of AIDS Service Organisations (ANASO)
    Contact person: Rede Mulher/Mr Antonio Rodrigues Coelho Neto
    Cx: Postal No. 2366
    Launda, Angola
    Tel/Fax: +244 2 339 335
    Mobile: +244 92 302 696 / +244 91 514 102
    Website: www.sanaso.org.zw
    · Network of NGOs, community based organisations and people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) that promotes cooperation between civil society and government in order to expand the response to HIV/AIDS.

  3. Associação Angolana de Luta Contra a Aida (AALSIDA)
    Contact person: Arnaldo Sebastião dos Santos Júnior
    C.P 2366
    Luanda, Angola
    Tel: +244 2 339 335
    Fax: +244 2 339 335
    · Information; education and communication materials for prevention; counselling and psychological and sociological support especially aimed at young people, drug users, lorry drivers, soldiers and the police; advocacy.

  4. Association of People Living with AIDS (APWA)
    Contact person: Mrs Eva Chaves
    P.O. Box 5954-C
    Luanda, Angola
    Tel: +244 2 330 645
    Fax: +244 2 390 980
    Email:

  5. Associacao Mutua de Educacao Global em Angola (AMEGA)
    Contact person: Miguel da Costa
    C.P 6992
    Luanda, Angola
    Mobile: +244 92 337 406 / +244 92 336 219
    Email:

  6. Population Services International (PSI)
    Contact person: Diana Gourvenec
    Rua Cambambe No. 13/15
    Cruzeiro - Luanda, Angola
    Tel: +244 2 443 843/ 447 227/ 447 006
    Fax: +244 2 441 858
    Email:
    · PSI uses social marketing to deliver health products, services and information that enable low-income and other vulnerable people to lead healthier lives.

  7. Jango Centre (a UNICEF and PSI project)
    Contact person: Melanie Luick / Suzan Shulman (PSI)
    UNICEF
    Caixa Postal 2707
    Luanda, Republic of Angola
    Mobile: +244 92 327 275
    Tel: +244 2 332 348 / +244 2 337 027
    Fax: +244 2 337 037
    Email:
    Website: www.unicef.org
    · HIV/AIDS prevention, education, information for youths.

  8. UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, Chair
    Contact person: Richard Corsino
    WFP Resident Representative
    P.O. Box 250
    Luanda, Angola
    Tel: +244 2 670 700 / +244 2 310 585
    Fax: +244 2 310 306
    Email:
    Website: www.wfp.org
    · Supports an expanded response and policy advice on preventing transmission of HIV; providing care and support; reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS.

  9. UNAIDS Country Coordinator
    Contact person: Alberto Alejandro Stella
    Rua Major Kanhangulo, 197
    P.O. Box 910
    Luanda, Angola
    Tel: +244 2 331 181/ 331 188 Ext. 237/302
    V-Sat: 004724136812
    Email:
    Website: www.unaids.org
    · UNAIDS leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS.
Country Indicators
Demographic data Year Estimate Source
Total population (thousands) 2004 14,078 UN population division database
Female population aged 15-24 (thousands) 2004 1365 UN population division database
Population aged 15-49 (thousands) 2004 6092 UN population division database
Annual population growth rate (%) 1992-2002 2.9 UN population division database
% of urban population 2003 35.3 UN population division database
Average annual growth rate of urban population 2000-2005 5.37 UN population division database
Crude birth rate (births per 1,000 pop.) 2004 51.9 UN population division database
Crude death rate (deaths per 1,000 pop.) 23.5 UN population division database
Maternal mortality rate (per 100,000 live births) 2000 1700 WHO (WHR2004)/UNICEF
Life expectancy at birth (years) 2002 39.9 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Total fertility rate 2002 7.2 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 2000 153 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Under 5 mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 2000 262 World Health Report 2004, WHO
For consistency reasons the data used in the above table are taken from official UN publications
Socio-economic data Year Estimate Source
Gross national income, ppp, per capita (Int.$) 2002 1730 UN population division database
Gross domestic product, per capita % growth 2001-2002 13.8 World Bank
Per capita total expenditure on health (Int.$) 2001 70 World Health Report 2004, WHO
General government expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 2001 63.1 World Health Report 2004, WHO
Total adult illiteracy rate
Adult male illiteracy rate
Adult female illiteracy rate
Gross primary school enrolment ratio, male 2000/2001 78 UNESCO
Gross primary school enrolment ratio, female 1990 69 UNESCO
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio, male 1982 19 UNESCO
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio, female 1982 16 UNESCO
For consistency reasons the data used in the above table are taken from official UN publications

Source: WHO/UNAIDS epidemiological fact sheets on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2004 Update.
Email:
Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Estimated number of adults and children living with HIV/AIDS, end of 2003
These estimates include all people with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS, alive at the end of 2003:
Adults and children 240,000  
Adults (15-49) 220,000 Adult rate(%) 3.9
Women (15-49) 130,000  
Children (0-15) 23,000  
Estimated number of deaths due to AIDS
Estimated number of adults and children who died of AIDS during 2003:
Deaths in 2003 21,000  
Estimated number of orphans
Estimated number of children who have lost their mother or father or both parents to AIDS and who were alive and under age 17 at the end of 2003:
Current living orphans 110,000  

Assessment of the epidemiological situation (2004)

Limited information on HIV seroprevalence in Angola is available. There has been little surveillance among women attending antenatal care clinics (ANC) during the past decade. The latest available ANC surveillance data are from 2002. HIV prevalence in Luanda was 4.6%, ranging from 2.6% to 8.0% in the different sites. The HIV prevalence among women attending ANC was 0.8% in Malange, 1.4% in Huila, 1.5% in Lunda-Sul, 3.2% in Benguela, and 3.3% in Cabinda province. Among 864 sex workers aged 15-45 years, HIV prevalence was 32.8% in 2001. Among the 1000 military personnel tested in Luanda in 2001, HIV prevalence was 3.2%.

Given the limited amount of data available, it is difficult to ascertain recent trends. In Luanda, the major urban area, HIV infection rates among ANC women increased from 0.3% in 1986 to 0.7% in 1992, 3.4% in 1999, and 4.6% in 2002. HIV prevalence among ANC women in Cabinda province had been between 6% and 8% during 1992-1996 compared to 3.3% in 2002.


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