Angola

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Country Approach
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The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project provides technical assistance to the government of the Republic of Angola, focused primarily on supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Central Procurement Agency for Medicines and Medical Supplies Central Medical Store (CECOMA) in public administration, financial management, and other areas that support health system strengthening.

GHSC-PSM works with the MOH and CECOMA to build on past and current investments to strengthen and integrate supply chain systems with a focus on malaria, HIV/AIDS, and family planning. The supply chains for maternal and child health and other national essential medicines also benefit from program efforts.

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Key Commodities
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  • artesunate/amodiaquine (ASAQ)
  • artesunate injectable
  • long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)
  • malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)
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Activity Highlights
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Key activities in Angola include:
 

  • Conduct an assessment of CECOMA to provide a baseline of its capabilities and investigate the possibility of moving procurement functions to CECOMA
  • Support the Institute for the Fight Against AIDS in identifying needs for Test and Start in Angola
  • Support CECOMA in building organizational capacity and improving the supply chain to strengthen CECOMA’s malaria commodity quantification and distribution, as well as its internal management information system and warehouse management system
  • Review, assess, and propose solutions for enhancing information technology communications for population and reproductive health activities
  • Provide on-the-job mentoring to improve dispensing and patient care in nine selected health facilities for improved HIV care, treatment, and retention

Success Stories

November 19, 2018
In Angola's Luanda province, health centers were experiencing stock level challenges. The National Institute for the Fight Against AIDS (INLS) had been prioritizing distribution of anti-retroviral medicines (ARVs) and rapid test kits (RTKs) based on geographic coverage rather than on caseload…
January 30, 2018
People living with HIV/AIDS rely on regular access to antiretroviral (ARV) medications to suppress the amount of human immunodeficiency virus in their blood — or their “viral load.” A low viral load signifies that a person’s immune system is working to keep their HIV in check and limiting…
December 19, 2017
Ensuring access to contraception across Angola’s 18 provinces is a daunting task for a single organization. But a new, GHSC-PSM-led committee convenes international donors, implementers and government stakeholders to improve supply chain efficiencies, close information gaps and ultimately, improve…