Angola has a generalized, heterosexually-driven HIV epidemic with an adult prevalence of 2.42 percent, according to 2014 estimates from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS 2014a). The proportion of women receiving ART to prevent mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV has increased from 23 percent in 2009 to 39 percent in 2013. Despite this increase, the proportion of women tested remains low. This means that it is critical to identify these women and start them on treatment for their own health and to prevent MTCT.
The USAID Angola Mission asked AIDSFree to 1) document USAID's experiences and compile the PMTCT materials produced during four years in Angola; and 2) complete the transfer of USAID-produced PMTCT materials to the Government of Angola.
This report details AIDSFree's progress in the first objective. It describes Angola's health care and PMTCT management; outlines the Project and its PMTCT interventions; and details the process, progress, and findings of AIDSFree's work in compiling PMTCT materials produced by USAID and gathering information on the systematization of PMTCT tools and materials.