Humanitarian Health Action

Angola press releases

2004

Call for special fund for maternal and newborn health in Africa

11 October 2004 Harare -- 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.

2003

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

23 May 2003 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.

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

25 April 2003 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.

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

12 March 2003 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.

WHO takes the lead on Southern African Health Challenges

24 February 2003 --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.