Hundreds of children in Angola affected by nutrition crisis
When the paediatric unit of the biggest hospital in Benguela was taken over by an avalanche of malnutrition cases needing immediate hospitalisation, World Vision set out to provide support to the most vulnerable children. Our assessment revealed that four out of every 10 children screened for malnutrition among more than 1,300 children aged between six and 59 months in the municipalities of Benguela, Caimbambo, Catumbela, and Ganda, were malnourished.
World Vision and partners mark Women's Month with focus on empowerment
To drive and consolidate our mission in the communities where we work, World Vision integrates gender equality into the strategy and implementation of our projects.
The launch of our Women's Month (March 2021) activities in the province of Bié targeted a group of women entrepreneurs in the municipality of Chinguar, supported by World Vision and their partners in the APROSOC (Support for Social Protection) Project.
2020 Angola Digital Health Factsheet
With support from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the eMobile tool was launched in 2015 in Angola with a primary focus on malaria control.
The geographic scope of eMobile’s deployment is impressive with scaling to 32 municipalities or districts nationwide.
World Vision is collaborating with government to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in Angola
Through massive dissemination campaigns in rural communities and in collaboration with the Government of Angola, World Vision has already reached over 1,900 people countrywide with messages on COVID-19 prevention.
Protecting children in the wake of drought in Angola
As a result of drought in southern Angola, cases of family abandonment, school dropouts, negligence, children selling goods on the street and collecting rubbish to try and earn an income have increased. World Vision Angola’s Emergency Child Protection project aims to empower women, children and youth in child protection issues.
Although Angola is the second largest oil-producing country in Africa, many children continue to suffer.
As a child-focused organization dedicated to improving the well-being of vulnerable children, we have been working in Angola since 1989. Our teams of development professions are working to:
- Improve the health and nutrition of children and their families;
- Improve access to water and sanitation facilities;
- Strengthen civil society, child protection and social protection systems;
- Enhance education opportunities and
- Increase family's resilience by focusing on economic development and land tenure.
Our programmes benefit approximately 1 million people each year.
We serve all people, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and are committed to using sustainable solutions.
The effects of drought are still visible
Angola faced a severe drought that significantly impacted the lives of thousands of people. Large parts of Southern Angola have observed abnormal dryness as it has hardly rained during the last four years. Last year an estimated 1.4 million people were affected by the drought.
Life in all it's Fullness
Children from Huila Province, Matala municipality, enjoying themselves during the nutritional screening © World Vision 2017.
Learning is Fun
Children from Huambo Province, Municipality of Ekunha, at the school break, enjoying taking a group photo © World Vision 2017.
Education for All
Children with special needs from the inclusive school Pamosi after a school day with WV Angola country Director © World Vision 2017.
It Takes a World
We are focusing on improving the lives of children by addressing parental neglect and discrimination against children living with disabilities.