U.S. Department of Defense donates RT-PCR Tests to Luanda’s Central Military Hospital to assist Civilian Population

9 August 2021

The Embassy of the United States of America announces that it has proceeded, this 10 August, with the donation of 1,900 RT -PCR test kits to the Main Military Hospital in Luanda. The donation is made possible by the United States Department of Defense through a grant program focused on humanitarian assistance to the Angolan civilian population.

This humanitarian assistance program is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy, the Angolan Ministry of Health, the Interministerial Commission for Prevention and Combating COVID-19, as well as the Directorate of Health Services of the Angolan Armed Forces.

This donation of RT-PCR test kits is a continuation of the U.S. Department of Defense’s longstanding commitment to fight the spread of infectious diseases through a collaborative partnership based on mutual respect and trust with the Angolan Armed Forces.  Additionally, this grant is part of the U.S. government’s comprehensive support of more than USD 8 million to Angola through resources, training and institutional capacity building. This support enables a more robust response to the pandemic of COVID-19 and strengthens Angola’s health system to better respond to future health emergencies.

In addition, in the first half of the year, the Department of Defense, through the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), funded and provided a field hospital in the municipality of Soyo, Zaire province. With an inpatient capacity of 40 patients, this field hospital provides a unique capacity to treat patients with COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, thereby complementing the existing efforts of all U.S. agencies in the fight against COVID-19 around the world.

For more information, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press, Culture and Education Section at 923-284-117 or 222-641-134 and speak with the U.S. Embassy Press Officer in Angola.


For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Angola, by mobile phone at 923-284-117 or by phone at 222-641-134, and speak with Mr. Phil Nelo, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Angola.