Angola news releases and feature stories
19 April 2016
Angola extends yellow fever vaccination campaign to Huambo and Benguela provinces
As Angola grapples with its worst yellow fever outbreak in decades, the Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have extended the vaccination campaign beyond the capital Luanda into Huambo and Benguela – 2 of the other 5 provinces reporting local transmission.
4 April 2016
The Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, arrived today in Angola’s capital Luanda for a two-day visit to assess the situation of the current outbreak of yellow fever virus.
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.