World Malaria Day: United States and Angola Partner to Defeat Malaria

April 25, 2023 – Luanda, Angola –This past year, the United States and the Republic of Angola worked together to provide malaria services that saved lives and supported thriving communities. Investments in malaria prevention and treatment tools, along with the training and equipping of health workers, advanced Angola’s progress against the disease while strengthening the country’s health system.

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has partnered with Angola to fight malaria since 2006, contributing $396 Million to date and $19 in FY 2022. PMI’s Annual Report, released today, showcases how PMI is working with partner countries, such as Angola, to help make sure all those at risk from malaria are protected and to support local communities to shape and lead activities to end malaria faster.

Through PMI funding and programs, over 3,45M nets, 3,52M fast-acting medicines and 6.1 million Rapid Diagnostic tests were procured and delivered to clinics and communities in Angola over the past year. More than 8,070 health workers were trained improving their ability to test for and treat malaria while strengthening their skills to care for patients suffering from other illnesses.

Since partnering with PMI, Angola has made significant progress against malaria. Child death rates have fallen and lifesaving interventions such as mosquito nets and antimalarial treatment and prevent treatment for

pregnant women are reaching more people. Health Systems are stronger and health workers are better prepared to help fight malaria.

Assisted by PMI investments, Angola is using proven and cost-effective methods to keep people safe from malaria and help families forge a more healthy and prosperous future.

U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Dr. David Walton said, “The United States is proud of our work with Angolans to help people live free from the threat of malaria. By working together, building stronger and more resilient frontline health systems, and supporting local communities to lead the fight against the disease, we can defeat malaria once and for all.” About PMI: The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) supports 24 partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa and 3 programs across the Greater Mekong Subregion in Southeast Asia to control and eliminate malaria. Led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PMI delivers cost-effective, lifesaving malaria interventions—such as insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, and essential medicines—and invests in health workers and health systems to accelerate the global fight against this deadly disease. Thanks to the generosity of the American people, PMI benefits more than 700 million people each year.