Humanitarian Health Action

Angola news releases and feature stories



  • 11 October 2004

    Call for special fund for maternal and newborn health in Africa

    The third meeting of the Regional Reproductive Health Task Force in Africa in Harare ended with a recommendation for the establishment of a special fund for the acceleration of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in the African Region.


  • 23 May 2003

    Surveillance carried out in six provinces shows that HIV spread in Angola can be controlled

    Luanda -- WHO Experts expressed their concern over the HIV epidemic in Angola and it was concluded that more sentinel sites and surveys, both on biomarkers and behaviours were needed to design the epidemiological trend of the disease in the country.

  • 25 April 2004

    100 000 children and 1 500 pregnant women killed every year by Malaria in Angola

    Benguela -- "100 000 children under five years old, die of Malaria in Angola and 1500 pregnant women succumb to the same disease each year", Dr Paolo Balladelli, WHO Representative, announced on Africa Malaria Day, 25 April 2005.

  • 12 March 2003

    Emergencies cited as major threat to human health in Africa, as wars cost Region $15 billion per year

    Brazzaville -– Emergency situations caused by wars, civil strife and natural disasters constitute some of the most serious threats to health in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Ebrahim Samba, said Wednesday in Brazzaville.

  • 24 February 2003

    WHO takes the lead on Southern African Health Challenges

    Key Personnel from the World Health Organization have crystallized public challenges facing the six Southern African countries considered most vulnerable prevailing health hazards in the region.