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Transforming Lives

In the remote Health Center of Chorinde in Mungo Municipality of Huambo province, Helen Cumbelembe, a ForçaSaúde-trained nurse,

Nurses in Angola recently discovered a novel way to remember the right combination of drugs to treat HIV. They substituted the lyrics to Frere Jacques, the well-known children’s nursery rhyme, with lyrics pertaining to administration of the medication. Newly trained health workers are now helping more pregnant women living with HIV in rural areas to get the treatment they need.

Cunene CPU officials and World Learning staff inspect a new location for a water well that will provide inhabitants and animals

In 2009, about 25,000 residents lost their homes in floods, and many more were affected by the disaster. Since 2013, an annual drought has plagued the region and its 500,000 inhabitants. Crops and livestock have suffered. In a province where 80 percent of the population raises cattle, this is a serious threat to livelihoods.

Promoting safer motherhood and healthier families in Angola

Through stabilizing and improving the health status of Angolans, USAID is creating a foundation for the long-term reconstruction in the country. This is helping achieve Ministry of Health goals to reduce Angola maternal mortality by 75 percent and newborn mortality by 30percent by 2015.

training in malaria case management and prevention

May 2014—Founded by Angolans, the NGO Prazedor is a trusted actor in the area of public health. Since the end of the Angolan civil war in 2002, transportation and communications have gradually improved, enabling Prazedor and other NGOs to start operating on a provincial scale.

A nurse in a local clinic in Huambo Province, Angola, checks a patient and her baby before prescribing anti-malarial drugs.
Maria José Inés has seen many patients with malaria over the years. Recently, she is seeing something different.